Fetch Manchester Helps Greggs Give More with New Gifting Bot

Fetch Manchester Helps Greggs Give More with New Gifting Bot

Fetch, the award-winning mobile-first agency, part of Dentsu Aegis Network, has announced it has developed, (in collaboration with Autosermo) the first ever UK transactional Gifting Bot within the QSR space.  Fetch is helping Greggs bring the joy of giving to everyone this festive season. The Gifting Bot will allow the customer to purchase Greggs goods […]

The Social Order: One in five Brits check restaurants’ social feeds & sites before deciding whether to visit

The Social Order: One in five Brits check restaurants’ social feeds & sites before deciding whether to visit

With only a few weeks to go until Mad Friday (21st December), the busiest night of the year for festive celebrations, Barclaycard’s new ‘Food for Thought’ study reveals that a restaurant’s social media presence is now more important than ever for drawing in diners at Christmas. The company, which processes nearly half of the nation’s credit and […]

Nepal’s First Robot Waiter is Ready for Orders

Nepal’s First Robot Waiter is Ready for Orders

“Please enjoy your meal,” says Nepal’s first robot waiter, Ginger, as she delivers a plate of steaming dumplings to a table of hungry customers. The poor Himalayan nation is better known for its soaring mountain peaks than technological prowess, but a group of self-taught young innovators are seeking to change that. Local startup Paaila Technology […]

TGI Fridays UK sees instant impact after launching mobile loyalty app

TGI Fridays UK sees instant impact after launching mobile loyalty app

Marketing automation platform Punchh and TGI Fridays UK revealed results driven by the casual dining chain’s new mobile app, expanded customer loyalty and relationship programs. In just four weeks, TGI Fridays realised significant uplift over multiple key performance indicators, including: Loyalty Visits: Up 61 percent Signups: Up 30 percent Unique guests: Up 51 percent Loyalty Revenue: Up 66 percent […]

PizzaExpress Turns Tables into Football Pitches with AR Game

PizzaExpress Turns Tables into Football Pitches with AR Game

 Restaurant chain PizzaExpress is looking to tap into consumer excitement around the World Cup with an AR game enabling customers to play a virtual game of football while sat at their table. The ‘Doughball‘ game, which is included as an update in the brand’s existing app, uses PizzaExpress’ iconic dough balls, and allows players to place […]

Bareburger’s AR menu lets customers scan a Snapcode and see any dish before ordering

Bareburger’s AR menu lets customers scan a Snapcode and see any dish before ordering

 Fast-casual burger restaurant Bareburger expects to soon replace all of its paper menus with 3D models of its burgers and other items rendered in augmented reality, but for now, the company is preparing some rather interesting limited AR interactions. The up-and-coming restaurant chain, framed by some as one of the hottest in the US, […]

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

China has become the first nation to embrace facial recognition technology to authorise digital payments following an innovative play by Alibaba to ease queues in local KFC restaurants. The so-called ‘smile to pay’ service has been introduced in the city of Huangzhou as part of a trial with the chicken chain to boost the customer […]