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The Fate of All Those QR Codes at Restaurants

If you’ve visited a restaurant or store recently, chances are you’ve seen and used a QR code. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, our exposure to these codes has never been higher nor their value clearer. QSR Magazine came out with a new article that analyzes how QR Codes and Tech are evolving to win over more customers. GoTab’s contactless ordering system, specifically the “smart tipping” feature, was highlighted. The rollout of the smart tipping capability positions GoTab as a company who is here to change the game.

The Future of QR Codes

The battle for a new technology’s acceptance is won when the audience understands what it does that no other technology can do. The pandemic gave the QR code a chance to show it was no gimmick. This smart tech-tool has opened opportunities for business owners to implement what else can be done through what seems to be a simple QR code.

While QR codes are not new to the marketing scene, many restaurant owners have yet to harness that QR power. The common perception of the QR code is that it can be used on anything from flyers to social media posts to contactless menus. But what many operators are missing out on is that QR codes can be used to drive higher check averages, streamline dine-in and carryout experiences, and help increase overall sales and repeat customers.

Upsides to GoTab

With the new addition of “Smart Tipping” feature, it’s devised to replace a routinely complicated and time-consuming task, and make tip distribution among staff a fairer and easier process. Operators can adjust the tip ratio as well and the tip outs are calculated automatically by the cloud-based system, making it easy to distribute tips among staff. With a tight labor market and shortage for both BOH and FOH staff, the smart tipping model is also a great way to keep staff engaged and pocketing more tips for their dedicated work. 

About GoTab, Inc.

GoTab, Inc., a Restaurant Commerce Platform (RCP), is helping large- and mid-sized restaurants, breweries, bars, hotels and other venues run lean, profitable operations while making guests even more satisfied. It integrates with popular point-of-sale (POS) systems and allows patrons to order and pay through a server, order and pay directly from their own mobile phones, or blend the two experiences all on one tab, through its easy-to-use mobile POS, contactless ordering and payment features, and kitchen management systems (KMS). The guest never has to download a mobile app or create a password. Operators get flexible features that can be rapidly applied to access new revenue streams via dine-in, take-out and delivery, ghost kitchens, retail groceries, and more. Founded in 2016, GoTab processes over $250M transactions per year with operations across 35 U.S. states and growing. For more information, consult our media kit, request a demo here or learn more at

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