On Sunday, March 23, the restaurant payment solution announced new “Order & Pay” features, according to a Wednesday, March 23 press release.
The pandemic has changed consumer behaviors and, according to the statement, Sunday’s tech solutions can help ease operational pressures that have surfaced, such as labor shortages.
The company also offers open payment processing for a variety of point-of-sale (POS) systems, which will allow customers to scan QR codes at food tables and payment counters. Scanning the QR code gives customers instant access to a digital menu.
Once the order is placed, customers can pay securely, without downloading any other apps or logging in elsewhere. Victor Lugger, co-founder of Sunday, said the goal was to help facilitate better and easier dining experiences.
“Being able to simultaneously help restaurant workers and simplify the restaurant process for consumers is something we’re excited about,” Lugger said in the release. “Having returned 15 minutes of time to customers and servers in traditional catering, we are now offering it to bars, food courts, QSRs and festivals.
“The QSR market alone is valued at nearly $300 billion in the United States and we believe Sunday will continue to contribute to its growth.”
PYMNTS wrote that the restaurant technology industry is growing, with more mergers and acquisitions on the way. For example, DoorDash is set to acquire Bbot, a provider of contactless ordering and payment technology.
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Meanwhile, Olo, B2B Software-as-a-Service ResTech, will buy Omnivore, a technology company to help connect point-of-sale systems with operational management tools to boost efficiency.
Last October, technology and financial services company Fiserv also signed an agreement to buy BentoBox, a restaurant marketing and commerce platform – which would add the company’s technology to Fiserv’s restaurant technology solution. , Clover.
Tim McLaughlin, CEO of restaurant commerce platform GoTab, predicted there could be more developments to come, saying there were “far too many gamers out there, too many solutions to blow. suddenly… in the ResTech world, because ultimately no one really wants to run a separate software product for each channel they deal with.”