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5 ways to secure your restaurant from employee theft with video intelligence

Just imagine your restaurant business is soaring and you thought the sales couldn’t get any better and then boom! Petty cash and minor inventory start to go missing and certain expenses are being unaccounted for you, but still, you don’t think much of it because your sales are skyrocketing. Then before you know it, the auditing shows that the numbers haven’t been adding up for months and you start to wonder what could’ve happened and who could’ve done this?

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How Voice & Video AI Is Helping Restaurants Save Employee Hours Across All Ordering Channels

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How can checklists and video data help restaurants

So, let’s be honest here. Who doesn’t love dining out and having a good time whether that be elegant fine dining at that fancy restaurant that just opened up in town or the good ol’ mom and pop diner? Irrespective of whatever your personal tastes and preferences might be, everyone loves to eat good quality food! But it's not just the food quality that they focus on, these folks are also looking to receive exceptional customer service that makes them want to keep coming back for more! To ensure that you retain your valuable customers, we’ll give you the inside scoop as to why checklists are the way to go so that your restaurant keeps on booming.

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Artificial intelligence

4 Ways in Which Automating Restaurant Operations Can Create a Good Customer Experience

A good customer experience is tantamount to your ability to deliver a consistent, engaging, and memorable experience at every touchpoint. In present times, customers are habituated to looking at ratings on the internet before stepping into a restaurant. Which explains why customer experience is the only real driver of business as we move forward.

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Video Intelligence Can Help Maintain High Food Safety Standards in Restaurants. Here's How!

In the restaurant business, you are only as good as the last meal you served. In fact, over two-thirds of customers will never visit a restaurant where they have had one bad experience. So, maintaining high food safety standards in restaurants is of paramount importance.

Video Analytics

5 ways to secure your restaurant from employee theft with video intelligence

Just imagine your restaurant business is soaring and you thought the sales couldn’t get any better and then boom! Petty cash and minor inventory start to go missing and certain expenses are being unaccounted for you, but still, you don’t think much of it because your sales are skyrocketing. Then before you know it, the auditing shows that the numbers haven’t been adding up for months and you start to wonder what could’ve happened and who could’ve done this?

Artificial intelligence

How Voice & Video AI Is Helping Restaurants Save Employee Hours Across All Ordering Channels

In the month of March, 2022, we conducted one of our most awaited webinars in collaboration with Converse Now. Our speakers Erik Hundevad, AVP Sales at Wobot.ai and Benjamin Brown, VP at Converse Now – got into an in-depth conversation about the state of restaurants due to the employee crunch and how Voice & Video AI technology can help restaurants reduce stress in the coming times.

Video Analytics

Video Intelligence Has Transformed the Restaurant Industry. Here's How.

Imagine this: your restaurant's operations are a huge water tank and there are several holes in your water tank, these holes are your sunk costs and operational inefficiencies. Video intelligence can help identify and mitigate these operational inefficiencies, ultimately helping you save both time and money.

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New Partnership Announcement: Jolt and Wobot.ai

Wobot.ai is glad to announce our strategic partnership with Jolt, a leader in digital food safety and operations execution software.

Food Industries

7 Loss Prevention Techniques for the Modern Food Industry

In late 2019, Taco Bell was forced to make a tough call. Its seasoned ground beef that was shipped across the USA was found to contain metal shavings in three individual complaints. As a result, the major food chain had to recall all 1,100 tons of the shipment. As is the case with every competitive restaurant, something as small as insignificant as metal shavings can lead to huge losses. Loss prevention in QSRs like Taco Bell is only possible when businesses stay diligent. And as it turns out, there are many ways around it.

Food Industries

Quick Food Safety Guidelines For Your Restaurant

If you have noticed, mothers, elders, and restaurant patrons are often quick to point out if any eatery lacks safety protocols. Food safety, indeed, is an important aspect of managing a restaurant. Food safety directly affects the restaurant's sales and ratings, making it crucial to driving revenue. Similarly, restaurants need to ensure that their food is safe for consumption as it is directly linked with the health and safety of their customers.

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Webinar Recap: Digital Restaurants: A Recipe for Success

We get it. But, don't worry, we've captured some of the most valuable insights from our recent webinar "Digital Restaurants: A Recipe for Success” here. We've also divided the learnings into bite-size portions to make your journey easier. Sounds good? Let's get started.

Food Industries

Restaurants: Improve Customer Experience with a Digital-First Approach

The restaurant industry is highly competitive and customers’ have an increased need for accelerated speed of service and enhanced customer experience.

Food Industries

The math is simple: Happy Employees = Happy Customers in Your Restaurant.

And the secret ingredient to the soup is = Happy Employees! A little underwhelming, I know. A well-kept (but, not really!) secret of the Fortune 500 circle is that happy staff translates to happy customers. This is true of all businesses, but restaurants, in particular, have to place added focus on keeping their employees happy, because their interactions with customers are not limited to the occasional email sent, or phone call made. Restaurants thrive because their people make customers happy. Be it serving them flavorful meals or giving them fantastic service, restaurants rely on people to ensure customer satisfaction.

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How Santa Delivers Presents to the Entire World in One Night Using AI

As Christmas came close, we got curious about how Santa managed all the crazy amount of work he had to do. After all, making gifts for billions of houses around the world can’t be easy. Even more difficult to imagine is his grit to deliver all these gifts in a single night.

Food Industries

How Did the Future of Fast Food Drive-thrus Arrive Ahead of Schedule?

The need to adapt quickly to changing circumstances implies that the future has arrived ahead of schedule, which is precisely what happened in the drive-thru industry. Drive-thru restaurant visits increased by 26 percent in the April-June quarter of 2020 and represented 42 percent of the traffic, as per a study by the NPD group. However, by December, drive-thru lanes represented 44 percent of all off-premise orders industry-wide. Even though other services such as curbside pick up, delivery, virtual brands received some buzz, drive-thrus stood out. For some fast-food chains, drive-thru sales accounted for 70 percent before the pandemic, which went up to 90 percent overnight.

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How Video Intelligence Can Flip the Script on Restaurant Labor Shortages

As the restaurant industry slowly comes out of the pandemic, another crisis is already making its mark – the availability of labor. Dine-in restaurants and QSRs are no longer suffering from wary diners or capacity limits; instead, they struggle to retain and hire enough employees to handle the influx of customers.

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Top 10 Computer Vision trends to look for in 2022

The technology adoption trend will continue to accelerate. It mainly consists of AI and intelligent industrial automation. Although businesses are still in the process of getting a firm grip over various AI technologies, computer vision will continue to open various technology horizons for hyper-digital dawn.

Artificial intelligence

What is AI-driven Restaurant Menu Clustering and How it Boosts Sales

Restaurants and food outlets always look to send a personalized message and invest in the right outreach initiatives. However, along with the right message, sending the fitting reward is highly essential. It’s critical to send this message in a targeted manner. A slight imbalance between the campaign budget and set reach can make or break the entire objective of the campaign.

Hospitality

7 Breakthrough Ways AI is Changing How the Hospitality Industry Works

The last few decades have seen incredible innovations and breakthroughs in the technological landscape. One such innovation is Artificial Intelligence. The Travel and Hospitality industry is adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in their day-to-day operations to personalize customer service.

Artificial intelligence

The Future of AI: Top 10 Trends That Will Transform the World

Since its beginning, artificial intelligence has been one of the most valuable technologies for humankind. The man behind this massive discovery, Alan Turing, first thought of a technology that can feel and function like humans. Turing performed Turing Test in 1950 to understand the functioning of machines and the scope of them thinking like human beings. This was the foundation of artificial intelligence or AI, the term coined by James McCarthy in 1956.

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7 Ways to Improve Customer Experience in Restaurants Using Artificial Intelligence

In the COVID aftermath, businesses are revisiting their strategies, and the food industry is no exception to it. Food businesses worldwide are taking different approaches to transform their operations, all in the hopes of wanting to tap into the future consumers’ wants and needs. Restaurants have been changing their business structure, from supply chain to incorporating AI to maximizing consumer data, all to understand how to serve their customers in the post-COVID times.

Updates from Wobot

The Ultimate Guide to Standard Operating Procedures

They say starting a business is easy; running it successfully is what matters. Isn’t it absolutely on point? Keeping your business in shape requires standardized operations that help you keep it running like a well-oiled machine. These standardized processes are known as Standard Operating Procedures or, more commonly SOPs.

Artificial intelligence

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Reducing Workplace Stress

Workplace Stress is one of the least talked-about topics when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle and ensuring mental health. There is enormous scope for educating employees regarding managing their stress and not letting it affect productivity.

Food Industries

7 Surefire Ways to Counter Labor Shortage and Improve Customer Experience

After the 2019 pandemic, businesses in major industries are already suffering from significant economic challenges. Although the receding effects of the pandemic have opened ways for companies to win the lost grounds, the new and modern pandemic is already waiting for them, the labor shortage.

Video Analytics

Video Analytics: What Does it Mean and How Does it Actually Work?

Over the past few years, video analytics has gained interest from various industries and businesses worldwide. Video analytics, also known as video content analytics, helps automate tasks that were previously entirely dependent on humans. As a result, it leaves a lot of room for businesses to employ their workforce in other crucial jobs, which helps improve productivity and the overall operations of a business. Along with this, video analytics can also support organizations in keeping track of their hygiene, safety, and security.

Technology

Generative Adversarial Networks: What are the Top Applications of GANs?

Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are an impressive new machine learning breakthrough and are a form of machine learning system developed in 2014 by Ian Goodfellow and colleagues. GANs are generative models, which means they generate new data instances similar to your training data. In this blog, we will give a brief introduction to GANs and discuss their applications.

Retail

How can In-store Customer Engagement be done Safely with Video Analytics?

In-store engagement refers to the physical interaction of customers and potential customers with your brand and the people who manage it in a brick-and-mortar business or commercial property. In-store engagement is an act of getting the customers into the store to induce customer engagement.

Technology

Video Analytics in Drive-thrus: Trends, Challenges, and Solutions

Over the past few years, Drive-thru service in fast-food chains has been on a rapid rise with restaurants realizing the increased convenience, capacity, and newer revenue streams. In the age of social distancing, drive-thrus are seen as an essential feature with their pandemic-friendly nature. As per a report by QSR Magazine, major fast-food restaurants across the US attribute 70% of their total revenue to drive-thru services. Their importance is even more substantial considering the QSR market accounts for $570 billion annually. Furthermore, Covid-19 has prompted a 26% increase in drive-thru visits for the second quarter of 2020, as per the NPD group. Owing to their fast and convenient service, restaurants are turning to drive-thrus to survive and thrive in the pandemic world.

Technology

Technology for F&B Businesses: The Sweet Pill to Combat Everyday Challenges

The food and beverage industry has a significant role to play in the landscape of the US economy. It accounts for approximately 5% of the country’s total GDP and 10% of its total employment rate. The US food value chain is so robust that it transforms raw farm communities from over 2 million farms into the final consumer food and beverage products, which are further distributed through approximately 680,000 retail and foodservice outlets across the country!

Technology

Technology for F&B Businesses: The Sweet Pill to Combat Everyday Challenges

The food and beverage industry has a significant role to play in the landscape of the US economy. It accounts for approximately 5% of the country’s total GDP and 10% of its total employment rate. The US food value chain is so robust that it transforms raw farm communities from over 2 million farms into the final consumer food and beverage products, which are further distributed through approximately 680,000 retail and foodservice outlets across the country!

Manufacturing

5 Ways Safety and Security Checklists Protect your Workplace

Every workplace has hazards that it can face in case of unpredictable or potentially hazardous circumstances. Given that there is always a certain degree of risk for safety and security, it becomes a priority to identify possible workplace hazards properly. It is where the role of a safety and security checklist comes into play.

Retail

Using AI to Augment Reputation and Loyalty – The Retail Story

Artificial Intelligence in retail stood at USD 1.80 billion at the end of 2020. It is further expected to cross 10.90 billion by 2026. A Teradata study shows that over 80% of companies use AI in some form of production.

Retail

Importance of Checklists for Food Services, Retail & Manufacturing Industries

A single human brain can hold 4.7 million books in memory. Yet, we often forget a task or two. If you ask the reasons behind it, there are two – ignorance and ineptitude. The former refers to a lack of knowledge for performing the task, whereas the latter occurs because of our inability to apply the things we know.

Manufacturing

How enhanced Video Monitoring can help Boost Productivity in the Manufacturing Sector

Video monitoring is an integral part of any manufacturing setup today especially because it offers excellent footage about the different aspects of the manufacturing process. How an organization utilizes this kind of footage is what enhances the real value of the entire monitoring process. After all, it requires substantial investment to install an effective video monitoring system that can bring in the expected returns in terms of optimizing processes and regulations at different levels. Optimum utilization of the video footage can be achieved by integrating artificial intelligence (AI) enabled video analytics with the monitoring system. It automates the entire video analysis by eliminating the much slower and ineffective human effort in this process.

Retail

AI-powered Video Analytics for the Retail Industry

The retail industry is among the major users of artificial intelligence (AI) today. The industry has seen some major shifts in customer service, supply chain, waste management, inventory management, and demand projection through the use of AI, experiencing a boost in efficiency and profits. Although the journey of AI in retail has just begun, the promise of an exciting growth journey can already be seen through the gradual integration of AI-based analytics. One particular aspect of AI intervention in the retail environment is the utilization of video surveillance footage to optimize outcomes.

Technology

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Wobot, after achieving multiple milestones in the year 2020, has established itself as a fast-paced environment where growth and innovation are the driving factors. We take pride in the products we offer and the brilliantly gifted team members who help create those products.

Hospitality

Top Benefits of the Hand Hygiene Monitoring System

The single most important hygiene recommendation that has been reiterated by health experts across the world over the last couple of Covid-19 ridden months has been: Wash your hands! Handwashing often is the single most important measure to reduce the risks of transmitting skin microorganisms from one person to another. Even WHO has been constantly pushing organizations to adopt the Hand Hygiene Protocol.

Retail

Hygiene compliance in food retail industry

The food and grocery retail market bring in the highest amount of revenue in India’s retail sector. The market is the 6th largest in the world. This fast-growing sector is slated to increase its contribution three-folds to revenue in the retail sector by the year 2020*. One of the most important factors that food retailers need to observe is hygiene compliance.

Food Industries

4 ways Drive-thru can improve the Speed of Service

In the fast-casual and quick-service restaurant industry, improving the speed of service is a never-ending goal. This goal should, however, get all the emphasis it can get. This is because the service speed in a food service establishment, especially a QSR, plays a critical role in driving customer experience and primarily impacts whether customers would like to visit again or not.

Updates from Wobot

We are all in this Together – Initiative by Wobot

We wish people understand that the brain also works like bones, when the brain breaks down, it needs equal amounts of care and attention. Since March 2020, we have adapted to “Work from Home”. Though this wasn’t alien before, this time it was a compulsion. We were in unprecedented times; with MS Teams being the new office; many working in isolation; managing work alongside caring responsibilities; a fast-moving environment; and an overwhelming sense of uncertainty.

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