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Is Starbucks a Technology Pioneer?

Information for this post was pulled from “STARBUCKS TO ADOPT VOICE RECOGNITION ORDERING” written by Peter Romeo, which can be accessed directly by clicking here.

Starbucks may be one of the first restaurant chains to incorporate voice recognition into their mobile app orders. It seems they are set to begin rolling this out in 2017, revolutionizing the way we order food/drinks.

McDonald’s is looking to hop on board as well. The voice recognition software will greatly eliminate mishearing on the employee and customer’s behalf. The customer’s words will be spoken into and text that the kitchen staff will be able to view and interpret, thus saving time. The order will automatically be charged through the app to the customer’s account.

As technology evolves it is taking over the restaurant industry. What are you doing to utilize technology and separate your restaurant from its competitors?

Six Beverage Ideas To Borrow From Top Global Chains

Global Chains have the opportunity to test their beverages around the world, gathering opinions from different preferences. Starbucks is known for using beverages that garner international success and adding them to their American menus. Below are 6 beverage ideas to borrow from some global chains.

  1. KFC’s Yuzu Tea Sparkler
    1. Replacing Lemons with Yuzu gives this drink the same citrus but a more prominent kick of tartness
  2. Dunkin’ Donuts’ Iced Chicha Fruit Coolatta
    1. This drink boasts a unique purple tint which may attract an audience that loves nontraditional colored food/beverages.
  3. Baskin-Robbins’ Papaya Pineapple Thick Shake
    1. Papaya will bring an exotic flavor to a shake complementing the sweetness of pineapple
  4. McDonald’s Belgian Chocolate Honeycomb Iced Frappe
    1. Mmmm this blend of chocolate and honey is super sweet and will definitely intrique those with a sweet tooth.
  5. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s Avocado Coffee
    1. Avocados have become something that consumers are comfortable seeing, so they’ll be more open to trying this type of coffee.
  6. Starbucks Fruit Jelly Yogurt Frappuccino
    1. Now this is the most unique beverage of the 6. The texture of jelly will differentiate but more than likely not disappoint.

We’re not suggesting you steal these exact drinks, but we are suggesting you take a look at these innovations to possibly alter your beverage offerings.

Information for this post was pulled from an article found here.