Delivery restaurant increasingly digital

With the rise of online ordering of food, delivery restaurants in the Netherlands are going through a change. Where previously much went via the fax, the entrepreneurs now make way for e-mail and in some cases digital checkout systems. For the latter, even a private market has emerged. "The problem with techniques such as fax, of course, is that a food ordering site, separate from a receipt report, has no view in the arrival of the order, in contrast to, for example, e-mail in combination with read receipts where there is already a lot more certainty

With the rise of online ordering of food, delivery restaurants in the Netherlands are going through a change. Where previously much went via the fax, the entrepreneurs now make way for e-mail and in some cases digital checkout systems. For the latter, even a private market has emerged.

"The problem with techniques such as fax, of course, is that a food ordering site, separate from a receipt report, has no view in the arrival of the order, in contrast to, for example, e-mail in combination with read receipts where there is already a lot more certainty. In addition, various food ordering sites offer free PC software that connects the delivery restaurant directly with the ordering system ", says Gary van Vemde founder of Sneleten.nl.

All this contributes to a future where ordering food is only a push of a button, after which the order rolls out of the printer almost realtime in the kitchen. And with the popularity of smartphones and tablets it will be a matter of time before the phone in the restaurant is almost no longer ringing.