BYTES: The Latest in Food/Hospitality Tech- 08-20-16

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In This Edition: New Food Apps, Cool POS Transitions; Food Security in Bangladesh; plus the awesome Timer Toppy >>

Farmers Market in Savannah Gets New App

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market in Savannah, Ga. has announced the release of a mobile app for customers shopping at the Saturday and Farm Truck 912 markets. Designed and built by Paragon Design Group, the app is now available for download on iOS and Android mobile devices. The app was funded through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Promotion Program.

Gwinnett Student Creates App to Provide Privacy for Those Who are Food Insecure

Almost 25 percent of Atlanta-area children get to eat lunch, and maybe breakfast too, now that school is back in session. But school meals don’t cover dinner, weekends or school breaks. Now there’s an app for that. Inspired by a segment on the CBS News show “60 Minutes” about a homeless family who lived in a truck, Peachtree Ridge graduate Jack Griffin of Duluth, Georgia has developed FoodFinderGA.  The free smart phone app provides a private way to find the closest food resources throughout Georgia along with hours of operation and contact information.

Georgia-based NCR Helps Frozen Yogurt Chain Undergo Cool POS Transition

Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt, in an attempt to gain a competitive edge in the crowded frozen yogurt market, adopted NCR Silver Pro Restaurant Edition as its cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) system.  Before switching to the system, Zoyo’s corporate stores used a cumbersome POS system that required extensive training and expensive software updates. Now, they have a scalable solution that all employees can quickly learn and use.

Middle Georgia’s FVSU Research Scientist helps Bangladeshi Farmers Address Food Security

Food security and poor soil conditions are two challenges many developing country farmers face in relation to food production.

To help address this problem, Dr. Hari Singh, a Fort Valley State University College of Agriculture researcher and assistant professor, is working to identify crops that can grow in poor soil. Singh is conducting the research project in Bangladesh, a country in Southeast Asia via a U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Services (FAS) grant.

FOOD DAZE: Food Dates to Celebrate

  • National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day – August 20
  • National Pecan Torte Day – August 21


 THE CHECKOUT: Atlanta’s Timer Toppy to keep track of Food Freshness

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