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Why Use QR Code Restaurant Menus?

September 18, 2020
As restaurants across the country reopen after COVID-19 shutdowns and rethink everyday processes for providing food service, many are looking for alternatives to physical menus. QR code restaurant menus offer a no-touch solution for establishments seeking ways to minimize contact and comply with health regulations and recommendations.
Here are 5 key reasons using QR code menus can benefit your restaurant or bar:

  1. Stop the spread of COVID-19 and comply with new food service guidelines.The CDC and individual state governments have issued guidelines and recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19 at restaurants and bars. Using QR code menus at your restaurant or bar is a meaningful step toward complying with the new food service guidelines and showing guests that you care about their well-being.

  2. Improve the guest experience. Providing a no-touch menu option at your establishment improves the guest experience. QR code menus allow guests to dine in or order carry-out without worrying about coming in contact with a high-touch surface. Many customers value establishments that go the extra mile to implement safety measures during the COVID-19 outbreak and some even actively seek out contactless restaurants. With QR code menus, guests can enjoy an easy, contactless user experience with no registration, no fee, no privacy concerns and no advertisements.

  3. Divert paper waste and minimize cleanup. Many restaurants have adopted disposable menus to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. QR code menus can complement disposable menus or be used as a greener, lower-maintenance alternative. While disposable menus still require touch, QR code menus are completely contactless. Additionally, the paper waste from disposable menus can build up quickly and require more cleanup from employees. Supplementing disposable menus with QR code menus can help divert the paper waste and reduce the cleanup effort.

  4. Easily change or rotate menus. QR code menus can be easily changed, updated or rotated. With an online menu maker, restaurant and bar owners and managers can instantly make changes to their digital menu. This is particularly useful to restaurants that have adjusted their food and beverage offerings as the needs of their guests fluctuate in light of COVID-19. You can also put menus on a schedule so that guests will see the menu that’s most relevant when they scan the QR code. For example, if they scan it at noon on a Sunday, they may receive a menu for weekend brunch. Or, if they scan it at 4 p.m. on a Tuesday, a happy hour menu would appear.

  5. Reduce expenses. You can make QR code menus for free online with a 90-day SpotMenus trial. By choosing to offer QR code menus in addition to disposable menus or other sanitary menu options, you can reduce the expenses involved in the print and cleaning process. QR Code menus are free for restaurants to maintain and you can enjoy the flexibility of changing your menu offerings anytime without needing to reorder physical menus.

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