Choosing the right technology for your cloud kitchen
Technology plays a crucial role in cloud kitchens, as most orders are made online through a website, app, or delivery aggregators.
A cloud kitchen requires an integrated technology system for accepting online orders, processing payments, and efficient kitchen management.
A key requirement for a cloud kitchen is a point of sale (POS) system that accepts orders from various channels, such as delivery aggregators and online ordering platforms.
Having an integrated restaurant POS system means you can maintain records of orders from each platform and have visibility into which platform is working best for you.
Having access to sales data is critical to developing strategies that maximize your sales.
While partnering with online food aggregators is important, it's worthwhile to consider implementing your own restaurant website or mobile app for accepting orders as an additional sales channel.
In a fast-paced cloud kitchen, order preparation time is usually around is 10-12 minutes, if you want to deliver the order within 30 minutes. An integrated Kitchen Display System (KDS) will optimize order preparation time.
As soon as the order is received, it gets updated in the KDS. Kitchen staff can view the order details and the order pickup time immediately, and can prepare the order accordingly. This streamlines kitchen management, maximizes efficiency, and enables you to identify any lags to further optimize the preparation time.
Effectively managing inventory is essential for any restaurant, and the same stands true for a cloud kitchen. A smart inventory management system enables you to track daily stock consumption and also prompts you to order more stock when needed. It helps you reduce wastage and keep control of your food costs.
Technology plays a critical role in the smooth functioning of a cloud kitchen business and also ensures operational efficiency.
Having a comprehensive technology platform with seamless integration between POS, KDS, and inventory management will ensure operational efficiency and the smooth functioning of your cloud kitchen business.