11-02-16: Tech Rollout and Sushi rolls; Internet solution connects Hotel Guests; Momentum for Mobile Food App at Airports; New CIO for Beverage Co; Ag Innovator to Keynote Tech Event; plus PREP for a new Shared Kitchen concept in the Checkout.
FOOD DAZE: Dates to Celebrate
- National Deviled Egg Day- November 2
- National Sandwich Day- November 3
- National Candy Day- November 4
- National Doughnut Day- November 5
YO! Sushi, the UK’s wildly popular international Japanese fast food restaurant brand, has completed the roll out of a new restaurant technology solution with Atlanta-based NCR Corporation. The company is leveraging NCR’s omni-channel technology solutions to upgrade its existing system to achieve greater efficiency, business intelligence and operational control across the business. YO! Sushi operates 91 restaurants including 71 in the UK, 6 in the US and 15 franchised across the world.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has reached a significant deployment milestone of IHG® Connect, its industry-leading guest Internet solution. The company is on track to be live in 1,500 hotels in the Americas region by the end of the year, with plans to roll out the platform to all 5,000+ IHG hotels worldwide. Launched in 2015, IHG Connect delivers a faster, more reliable and consistent hotel Internet guest experience by combining significantly increased bandwidth and state-of-the art, cloud-based Wi-Fi technology.
Imagine no lines, no hassle and more options as a hungry but busy airport traveler. Atlanta-based Concessions International (CI), one of the largest food and beverage concessionaire in the country, is launching a 5-airport partnership with Grab, the largest U.S. e-commerce platform that enables time-pressed travelers to pre-order from a variety of airport restaurants, saving precious time in reaching their destinations.
The Coca-Cola Company announced Thursday that Barry Simpson, currently the company’s head of Global Business Unit IT Services, has been promoted to Chief Information Officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Simpson will oversee all of the company’s global information technology strategy, services and operations.
Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) today announced that Caleb Harper principal investigator and director of the Open Agriculture (OpenAG) Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, will be one of the keynote speakers at the annual Georgia Technology Summit on March 23, 2017. An engineer turned urban farmer, Harper is working to reverse the global food crisis by revolutionizing agriculture as we know it. At MIT, he leads a diverse team of engineers, architects, urbanists, economists and plant scientists in the exploration and development of future food systems. Together they are innovating what Harper dubs the “Food Computer” – a disruptive, open-source, scalable, controlled-environment agriculture technology platform. Click to learn more about OpenAg Initiative and the 2017 Georgia Technology Summit.
- The Wall Street Journal: Amazon Wants to Open Convenience-Style Grocery Stores
- Fortune: Google Maps Now Lets You Order Food
- AgFunder News: Why Bayer invested in 5 Agtech Funds and Big Data is So Exciting
THE CHECKOUT: The next great food idea might need PREP– Atlanta’s Shared Kitchen
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