Food & Drink (183)
The handy digital butler
Your Smart Butler allows you to order food and drinks at restaurants and hotels straight from and to your table without needing a waiter. Simply scan the QR code of your menu, log your order and everything will be sent directly to the establishment’s point of sale system.
Why it matters
This is a great example of how smartphones and technology can be used to make ordering easy and make service faster, but does it necessarily make it better? The service industry usually relies on people to be part of the experience, so can removing the middleman (the waiter) and replacing him with technology actually improve the service?
Almdudler is an old Austrian brand of carbonated soft drink containing alpine herbs. To generate renewed interest in the brand and to broaden its usage, Almdudler formed a collaboration with Four Roses Bourbon, which, like Almdudler, is also produced on a natural basis. A new matchmaker, the AlmRose was created.
Haagan Daaz has launched a range of ice cream flavours each of which only has five ingredients.