Food: ResTech Companies Leverage Voice Commerce

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Today in food commerce, Burger King is testing new chicken sandwiches to drive digital sales, while Square is integrating with conversational artificial intelligence (AI) company SoundHound. Additionally, during a free lunch promotion, Grubhub is inundated with 6,000 orders per minute.

Square harnesses voice commerce as tech companies rush to operational automation

As restaurant workforce challenges continue, leading ResTech solution providers are noting the need to get involved. Square, for its part, is partnering with conversational artificial intelligence company SoundHound to integrate call orders processed by SoundHound’s voice assistant into Square’s point-of-sale (POS) system.

Restaurant roundup: Burger King, Wingstop Revive Chicken Sandwich Wars; Grubhub’s Free Lunch Promotion Goes Wrong

Restaurant brands test new chicken sandwiches to drive digital orders; Schlotzsky’s opens new dual-lane drive-thru; and Grubhub is getting more than expected with its free lunch promotion.

Square launches mobile point-of-sale platform for restaurants

Square has launched a set of solutions for restaurants, which will enable better table service and order management. The solutions come from the company’s experience serving restaurants over the past decade, and they’ll help restaurants — especially full-service ones — improve results and increase efficiency.

AMZN vs. WMT Weekly: Retailers limp in normally sizzling summer heat days

With summer officially kicking off in a week, and our instinctive urge to get out, hang out, have fun and relax, this year’s hot season is shaping up to be different than we expected. over the past decades. This, while a whirlwind of economic headwinds is proving to be a problem, not only for consumers, but also for the retailers that serve them.

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NEW PYMNTS DATA: THE TRUTH ABOUT BNPL AND STORED CARDS – APRIL 2022

On: Shoppers who have store cards use them for 87% of all eligible purchases – but that doesn’t mean retailers should start buy now, pay later (BNPL) options at checkout. The Truth About BNPL and Store Cards, a collaboration between PYMNTS and PayPal, surveys 2,161 consumers to find out why providing both BNPL and Store Cards is key to helping merchants maximize conversion.

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