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Foodetective: API unifier for food & bev. business software @ CES 2022

Foodetective management integrationFood business owners have a lot on their plate. Not only do they need to worry about the food itself, but they also need to manage their technology stack and stay up to date with the latest software innovations. Foodetective is here to help, as they are the leading API unifier for food and beverage businesses of all sizes.

What is Foodetective?

Foodetective is a web platform that integrates all your software and systems into a single portal. This allows food business owners to manage their entire tech stack in one place, reducing operational inefficiencies and improving business insights. Foodetective also has a directory of businesses that showcases customer-facing services.

With Foodetective, you can manage your entire tech stack in one place, reduce operational inefficiencies, and improve business insights. Stay connected with your data from your pocket – updated information will automatically synchronize on connected apps. Get listed on their directory and benefit from their lead-generating platform that showcases your customer-facing services.

How does Foodetective work?

These days, every vendor, from your soda distributor to your food supplier, all use different systems. This means that to place orders, track shipments, and track invoices you need to be all over the internet. When you combine those systems with the data from your point-of-sale system, employee management system, and everything else you need to run a business, you can spend most of your time hoping between interfaces trying desperately to remember passwords.

Foodetective’s API connects to all of your software and systems, automatically synchronizing updates across connected apps. This means that you can use a single system to see how much beef you have used this week and order more beef from your supplier. You can then compare the cost to the sales to ensure there is still a manageable profit on the menu items you sell and figure out which ones you don’t sell enough of. This is a huge benefit to businesses no matter the size.

The platform even integrates with the delivery platforms, like Uber Eats and DoorDash. If a restaurant delivers using both of them, they can receive data for both platforms in a single interface, making it easier to fulfill those orders on time, as opposed to flipping between unrelated devices for each platform.

Additionally, Foodetective offers lead-generation services that help promote your food business to new customers. As a customer of the platform, you get listed in their system, giving you news ways for customers and vendors to find you.

Why use Foodetective?

Food business owners need every edge they can get in order to be successful. Foodetective helps businesses stay up to date with the latest software innovations, manage their technology stack more efficiently, and generate leads for new customers. In a nutshell, Foodetective is an essential tool for any food or beverage business owner looking to streamline their operations and improve their bottom line.


To learn more about Foodetective and how it might help your food and beverage business, check out their website.

Interview by Marlo Anderson of The Tech Ranch.

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RoboEatz ARK 3 automates the kitchen of a restaurant @ CES 2021

RoboEatz robotic kitchenFor small restaurants around the world, like most businesses, one of the largest costs is payroll. The real problem for restaurants is that margins are usually razor thin. Over the past few years, many restaurants, especially here in the United States, have been looking at what can be done to reduce payroll costs. Many fast food and chain restaurants have added ordering kiosks and at-table computers. However, the place that could really reduce cost is in the kitchen. In addition to the cost of labor, there is also food waste. RoboEatz has developed a robot that can help with both of these issues – the ARK 3.

The RoboEatz ARK 3 is a full kitchen automation system that can replace the kitchen staff and equipment of almost any restaurant. It takes up only 200 square feet and can serve 1000 meals without needing to be replenished. That replenishment process is also easy, as the system is able to use its sensors to determine when supplies are needed and place the order itself.

The first concern of any restaurant owner is the ability to maintain their menu and customer relationship. Implementing new technology that ruins your brand image is not going to be a win. ARK 3 allows you to create and fully customize your recipes, meaning you can keep your food exactly as it is. Even better, through the system’s mobile app, customers and servers can easily adjust their order, including ordering partial portions.

On top of the cooking process, ARK 3 also takes care of all of the cleanup. In fact, the process takes place between each and every order, eliminating cross contamination. This means that it can prepare and cook regular dishes and vegan dishes without any issues.

The company is currently working to build a prototype restaurant to show off the robot, while also working with other restaurants to implement the technology in the future. For more information on the ARK 3, check out the company’s website.

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