Quick Service (QSR) and Fast Casual restaurants are increasingly enjoying the benefits of self-order kiosks. While QSRs have provided customers fast and convenient service for almost a century, Fast Casual is a new trend in restaurant dining. Fast Casual restaurants, such as Chipotle, Panera Bread and Noodles and Company have gained popularity by blending the QSR and casual dining experience. Quick Service (QSR) and Fast Casual restaurants may offer their customers different experiences, but both are starting to leverage self-order kiosks to improve customer experience. We’ve listed the top three reasons why.
Self-service kiosks are known for saving time and cutting lines. For QSR and Fast Casual restaurants that promote their convenient service, self-order kiosks present a new opportunity to improve customer experience. Self-order kiosks allow businesses to direct traffic in restaurants by placing the self-order kiosks in a strategic location. This saves time for customers and allows them to quickly place their order without waiting in long lines. The kiosks also allow employees to reallocate time previously spent taking orders. With a self-service solution taking orders, employees can focus on dining service, restaurant cleanliness and customer experience.
Self-order kiosks give consumers control of their dining experience. By leveraging self-order kiosks, restaurants enable their customers to chose when and how they want to order, pay for and receive their meal. This is especially true with the integration of applications that allow customers to order via their smart phone.
Consistency creates credibility. Self-order kiosks can automate the ordering and payment process, creating a reliable experience for customers. Self-order kiosks can also automate the up-selling process, capturing the highest percentage possible of up-sell opportunities. The automated process encourages customers to explore the menu and creates better ROI for the restaurant.