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The recent pandemic dramatically hit all businesses, and those that suffered the most were restaurants, bars, and cafes. Small and big enterprises felt the hit to their finances and saw clients dripping away, therefore relying entirely on takeout.
However, relying on takeout for cafes and restaurants might not be enough since most of their clients also struggle during those times. Therefore, they can’t afford the takeaway prices that double up with delivery fees and tips on top.
So, as restrictions seem to be taken down a notch in most places worldwide, restaurants start to open up and welcome back the public. Of course, safety measures are taken, such as disinfectants, masks, and social distancing. There is another crucial measure to be taken, and that is a QR code in restaurants. We will discuss in brief the benefits of QR code systems in restaurants and more down below.
Benefits of QR code systems in restaurants
In this section, we will discuss some of the benefits of using QR codes in restaurants during the pandemic. Essentially, QR codes have been around since 2010, and you just have to scan the black and white squares of it, then you’ll have a link appear for you to open. The result is the restaurant’s menu.
It looks so simple and easy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that restaurants and bars use disposable or, better yet, digital menus to omit bacteria spreading around. QR codes contribute to the latter, and if you have a contactless ordering system or disinfected tablets, it all adds up.
You can even put the QR on the table itself without tablets and any physical item to hold the code. The QR code can be placed on a sticker throughout the restaurant or cafe and even on recycled flyers or business cards. This way, its distribution grows effectively without wasting a lot of paper to print out many, many 20 page menus. It’s enough that restaurant receipts contribute to more than 4,250,000 kilograms in landfills each year that more trees will need to be cut for menus. Usually, paper menus wear out or get greasy and stained when touched by waiters and clients between meals.
The advantages of QR code systems in restaurants are endless, and they combine in one significant advantage – less contact and minor infection. Therefore, less COVID-19. Additionally, it’s way easier to view the menu from your phone without having to wait for waiters to bring it.