Article By Kaite Garwood
As restaurants search for a more sanitary alternative to traditional, reusable menus, Jacksonville-based Menuat is offering a solution.
Typically, Menuat develops digital menus for its clients that can be displayed on large screens at restaurants, hotels or stores.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and restaurants were forced to adapt to keep customers and employees safe, Menuat launched a QR code menu.
It allows customers to scan a QR code with their smartphone camera and bring up the restaurant’s menu.
About half of Menuat’s customers now are using the QR code menus. Founder and CEO Jeff Charette said he thinks the touchless option is here to stay.
“I think you’re going to see some permanent changes out of this and I think it’s pushed us a little further into the future, so it’s kind of good,” Charette said. “It’s weird to have a positive out of something that’s been so negative.”
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