At XcooBee we have always tried to place ourselves in the shoes of our customers and create tools and software that creates a positive impact in our community.
At this time, we understand that re-opening your restaurant can be hard with many uncertainties to be tackled daily. The national restaurant association published a comprehensive guide to re-opening that is a good basis for re-opening. However, after many conversations with restaurant owners we believe that there are some simple ways to improve upon these recommendations especially when it comes to restaurant menus and their presentation.
The national restaurant association suggest the following:
“Clean and sanitize reusable menus. If you use paper menus, discard them after each customer use. Implement procedures to increase how often you clean and sanitize surfaces in the back-of-house. Avoid all food contact surfaces when using disinfectants.”
We believe that the current recommendations do not account for patron sentiment: feeling safe while touching or handling re-usable menus. With XcooBee you have an alternative that is not only free of cost, but also very simple to implement.
XcooBee has committed to supporting the restaurant community and will host any restaurant menu — free of charge — on our highly available content delivery network. This allows patrons to access menus quickly from any table via their own devices. Naturally, this can also be used for orders on the go.
We will process your uploaded menus and send you a QR code back that you can print out/laminate and make available to patrons.
Of course, this concept can be taken further with contactless payments where patrons can order and/or pay or even create a full e-commerce solution for you. You may think this will cost you ton; similar to GrubHub or Uber Eats etc. but that is not the case. The full XcooBee solution always has been affordable and we have always offered usable no-cost subscriptions and trials on everything else.
Overall, we care enough to invest in building a business and a relationship and hope that providing value daily is the way to do business together long-term. So, if you have a PDF menu or just pictures of your existing menu, simply send them to us via email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will optimize and host it for you — free of charge. (We respond quickly so please don’t forget to check your Inbox-spam if you do not see a response in 48 hours.) In turn, you can offer touch-free menu option to your patrons. This will keep them and your staff safer. In short, your menu can make a difference! A win-win for all.