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Food Network’s Robert Irvine Addresses Technology for the Hospitality Industry

“If you have a restaurant, and you’re not already thinking about technology, you’re already too late.” Robert Irvine’s words of wisdom are music to our ears! The chef and host of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible dropped by Philadelphia’s Crystal Tea Room in Center City Monday night to speak to around 100 hospitality owners and managers […]

“If you have a restaurant, and you’re not already thinking about technology, you’re already too late.”

Robert Irvine’s words of wisdom are music to our ears!

The chef and host of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible dropped by Philadelphia’s Crystal Tea Room in Center City Monday night to speak to around 100 hospitality owners and managers about the importance of utilizing technology reported the Philadelphia Business Journal.

“The effective use of technology can either make your business faster, leaner, and ultimately, it can help you deliver a guest experience they’ve never had before,” he said.

In addition to covering the highlights from Irvine’s address, Reporter Francis Hilario asked him for three technology tips.

Internet capabilities. “You need it,” Irvine said. “If you don’t, people are not going to come to your restaurant.”
Scheduling and inventory management control systems.
Technology is needed because restaurants will eventually become a paperless system, eliminating things such as credit cards and payrolls.

Irvine urged restaurants to integrate technology into their business before it was too late, and to hire an outside source that “knows your goals and what you anticipate for your business … to fix what you need.”

We couldn’t agree more! Technology is here to stay and restaurant technology like Red Book Connect’s GoHire, Schoox, HotSchedules, Digital Red Book and Macromatix are the indispensable solutions. We’re a little biased, of course.

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