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Challenges without Restaurant Automation

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Running a restaurant without automation tools can lead to numerous challenges that will disrupt your daily operations and customer satisfaction. This blog delves into the specific problems that you will face if you continue to rely on manual processes, from order mismanagement and outdated menus to food preparation errors and inefficient payment systems. We will explore how these issues affect not only the workflow but also the overall dining experience for your customers. Additionally, we’ll discuss the issues that you will face while handling takeaway orders and employee management without automation, shedding light on why embracing technology is crucial for your restaurant if you want to thrive.

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Order mismanagement

Without order management automation, your waiters will ask your customers what they want to order and write it down on a piece of paper. If you’re lucky enough the orders will be interpreted correctly if you aren’t then there are chances that there’s confusion among chefs about each of their orders, the paper might get lost or the waiters may write the orders incorrectly if there are more number of guests. 

Menu 

You will face issues if you continue to stick to physical menus in your restaurant. You won’t be able to update them with seasons and you would have to spend a lot of money to update them. Your customers also won’t be pleased by looking at a dormant menu that is not at all interactive. You won’t be able to maintain a uniform menu if you have multiple outlets

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Food Preparation

Once the chefs get the order ticket from the waiters they will start preparing the orders. If your guests have any special requests or instructions then there are chances that the chefs might miss those and mess up the orders. There is also a chance that there will be a mismatch between the ordered and prepared dishes(Kitchen display system). 

Takeaway Orders

You will face issues while dealing with those customers who have chosen to go for the takeaway option. Your customers would have to call you and then ask for home delivery and there are chances of their orders getting messed up. They won’t be able to track their order status which would make them anxious. 

Payment 

Let us now talk about money. You don’t want your customers to get only limited options for payment and the never-ending calculation process of splitting the bill. In the absence of restaurant automation, your customers won’t be able to make payments as they wish and they won’t be able to split their bills seamlessly. 

Employee management

Managing your employees isn’t easy and that too without restaurant automation. You would never know who worked for 8 hours and who asked their friends to mark their attendance. Your hardworking employees will never be able to receive the deserved incentives for their efforts if you can’t monitor their working hours. There may be issues arising in your restaurant regarding whose duty was there when financial discrepancies happened. You would not be able to control the amount of access that your employees would have to the POS system and cashier. 

Operating a restaurant without automation tools leads to numerous inefficiencies and challenges. Order mismanagement often results in lost or incorrect orders, causing delays and customer dissatisfaction. Physical menus are costly to update and fail to engage customers. Manual food preparation processes risk errors, especially with special requests. Handling takeaway orders manually can lead to mistakes and anxious customers due to a lack of order tracking. Limited payment options and cumbersome bill splitting frustrate customers. Employee management becomes difficult without automated attendance and performance tracking, leading to potential financial discrepancies and unrecognized staff efforts. 

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