Mobile POS Solutions Support Car-Hop Dining Experiences Expanding the Restaurant’s Brand and Customer Base
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Restaurants have always been a gathering place for local communities. While a contactless dining market has introduced numerous challenges for both restaurant owners and their customers, restaurants adopting flexible point-of-sale technologies are able to provide communities with creative events and interactive services in contactless, non-traditional settings.
In late 2021, most restaurants offered on-premises outdoor dining in patio, deck, parklet or sidewalk settings. Once pandemic restrictions are lifted, 90% of restaurant owners and 84% of adult consumers would prefer restaurants to continue offering outdoor dining on sidewalks, parking lots, or streets. * In addition to mainstream outdoor dining, curbside pickup, and delivery services, restaurants can use merchant- and customer-facing mobile POS solutions to promote their brand, expand their customer base, and engage customers with car-hop dining experiences.
Restaurants can host their own drive-in events - think of the movie American Graffiti - or partner with local businesses to enhance car-hop dining experiences with light shows, theatrical performances, movie showings, drive-by art shows, and drive-thru farmers markets. Creating a unique and fun atmosphere for the community brings people together while supporting local farmers, artisans, businesses, and community groups helps restaurants become a focal point for existing and new customers.