BYTES: The Latest in Food/Hospitality Tech – 7-20-17



7-20-17: Atlanta Startup Pilots Overbooking Tool, NCR Leads Self-Checkout,
Plus Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in the Checkout

FOOD DAZE: Events to Attend | Dates to Celebrate

TAG Chili Cook-Off                                                                          October 6

National Daiquiri Day July 19
National Lollipop Day  July 20
National Creme Brulee/Junk Food Day July 21
National Vanilla Ice-Cream Day July 23
National Tequila Day July 24

                                     Food Holidays Courtesy of Foodimentary


Atlanta Startup Manages Overbooking for United Airlines

airplane in flight

United Airlines has had its challenges in flight management this year. Volantio, an Atlanta-based aviation tech startup, plans to turn that around by implementing a flight restrictions tool: United Airlines’ new FlexSchedule app will reimburse frequent fliers for overbooked flights up to five days in advance of their planned trip.

Georgia FinTech Leader of Self-Checkout

According to RBR’s 2017 report, “Global EPOS and Self-Checkout 2017,” NCR Corporation leads the world in self-checkout. NCR saw an increase in its shipments of Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) technology in 2016 and, for the third year in a row, remained the number one supplier of EPOS in North America.

Mobile Loyalty Program Garners Rave Reviews

Taco Mac’s Brewniversity app recently won an award from Paytronix for Best App. Taking its loyalty program mobile, while adding new features and benefits for its members, Taco Mac immediately boosted guest registration 400%–with loyalty guests spending 15% more than non-members.

Corn Chip Producer Introduces STEM Engagement

Middle Georgia high school students in Perry, GA can earn elective and college credit as engineers-in-training. Frito-Lay’s initiative aims to make corn chips and factory jobs more attractive to local talent.


THE CHECKOUT: Popeyes Sauce Gallery

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has a new gadget: a 3D printer…for their sauce!

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