The Access Group Christmas

Nick Telson, founder of DesignMyNight, which now forms part of the Access Group, gives his top tips to bars on delivering a positive festive period. The Christmas season is a fundamental trading time for the hospitality industry – December results can often make or break a year. Operators faced with the challenges the festive season …

Restaurant & Bar Tech Live

Restaurant & Bar Tech Live is taking place on 25-26 September at the ExCeL in London. Restaurant & Bar Tech Live is Europe’s leading event dedicated to the emerging technologies and services that are transforming the future of restaurant and bars. Running alongside six other leading hospitality shows, it forms part of the largest show …

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Point of sale and payments specialist Lolly is launching the first-to-market entry level PoS and self-serve platform at this year’s Restaurant and Bar Tech Live. Teaming up with payments specialist Optomany, LollyServe combines traditional EPoS payments with self-serve. By creating one secure, seamless solution, the new offering enables hospitality providers of all sizes to benefit …

EngageInn at Station Hotel, Lincoln Green

Launched by Leicester-based software developers Sentle Ltd, EngageInn has been developed specifically for the hospitality industry to increase footfall, allowing businesses to send personal and relevant text messages to keep customers up to date on news and activities. EngageInn texts can provide information on food offers, drinks promotions, sports events, quiz nights, guest ale calendar …

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The digital revolution is upon us, says Matt Graywood, chief operating officer of Preoday, the specialist in mobile and online ordering and promotions technology New trends across the hospitality industry are drastically changing the way customers interact with businesses. That includes bars, restaurants, theatres, gig venues and, really, anywhere that customers make food or drink …

Piture by Alejandro Escamilla

Why Wi-Fi is as essential to bars as booze While the presence of smartphones and other connected devices in clubs and bars is undeniable today, it’s amazing how many proprietors haven’t worked out how essential a high-quality Wi-Fi connection is to their business. For now it’s about standing out from the crowd, but once the …

Be At One app

Cocktail bar group Be At One is extending the features on its award-winning smartphone app that will add new incentives and help to speed up payment. The app, developed by digital agency TXD, has been integrated with payment service PayPal so that customers will be able to pay their bills without having to wait at …

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Rendeevoo is London’s newest dating app – with a cocktail twist. Born in the heart of east London, Rendeevoo offers a revolutionary approach to the way we use technology for meeting new people. Users can invite each other at one of the app’s partnering bars for a spontaneous cocktail, without exchanging a single text. If …

velocity app

Velocity is an app that empowers consumers to book, pay and earn rewards at the world’s best restaurants and bars directly from their phone. It makes settling the bill instant with payment technology that is integrated to existing point-of-sale systems, allowing staff to concentrate on customer service, increasing table turnover and revenues. In December, Velocity …

Lynx Purchasing GP App

The Lynx Purchasing GP Calculator App has been downloaded by more than 10,000 chefs and hospitality professionals. The free app, offered by buying specialist Lynx Purchasing for Apple and Android devices, passed the 10,000 download milestone at the start of 2015. With industry analysts forecasting strong competition for consumer spend in the year ahead, the …