Restaurants Leverage Tech to Battle Disruption

April 30, 2020

As COVID-19 has spread across the world, the restaurant industry suffered a seismic impact. By March 18, statistics from YELP showed that daily restaurant connections were down 54 percent overall. But restauranteurs are, at their core, entrepreneurs. They swiftly implemented a range of innovative solutions—like dedicated apps for online ordering and portable point-of-sale tools—many of which capitalized on the latest technology innovations.

Join celebrity chef and restaurant owner Robert Irvine and Clay Johnson, YUM! Brands CDTO, for “Restaurants Leverage Innovation and Tech to Battle Disruption,” a discussion from Comcast Business and the International Food and Beverage Technology Association (IFBTA). Robert and Clay discuss a range of topics, including the current industry landscape; the range of solutions restaurants are currently employing to continue serving customers and maintain a positive customer experience; the technology that supports new delivery and supply options; and what the long-term impacts on the industry might be.

Robert Irvine has appeared on and hosted a wide range of Food Network programs including, Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, Restaurant: Impossible, A Hero's Welcome, Operation Restaurant, All-Star Academy, Guy's Grocery Games, Chopped: Impossible, and Restaurant Express. An avid supporter of outreach to military service personnel and their families, he also owns Robert Irvine’s Public House, at the Tropicana resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Clay Johnson, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, YUM! Brands, which includes KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and WingStreet.

See how restauranteurs are navigating the drastic changes to their industry with tech.

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