Restaurant Of The Future

Restaurant of the future is not at the end of the Universe, but in Sofia

When we say “Restaurant of the future” a lot of people imagine “Restaurant at the end of the Universe”. The restaurant we are going to tell you about is not imaginary flight. It is right here- in Sofia. The technologies are already created, we just need to link the good managers with the modern providers of communication services.

This meeting was held on the 21.01.2016, hosted by the two companies FineDays and Trinity Soft. Over 50 owners and managers of the best restaurants, fast food chains and hotels attended presentation led by lecturers from Bulgaria, Switzerland, United Kingdom and The United States of America.

The Swiss company TC POS crashed the image that restaurants can not offer variety of services, without following strict rules.  The experts presented an intelligent system, which is adapting as human being- at the morning “drinking coffee”, at noon measures how hungry are the clients, at the evening plays chill out music with bottle of good wine. The system is even smarter than you think- it can remember client’s birthday, special events and applies discounts.

Of course the heart of one restaurant is the master chef. He is the director of this complicated orchestra from machines, people and food. The master chef should have control over everything as a machine does- cooking time, orders, bookings, stock, supplies, in order to have a well-functioning process.

World-famous expert Michael Wright, Channel Development Manager at Call System Technology, United Kingdom, shared his best practices from classic English management to implementing the latest technologies in the kitchen. Michael became best friends with all master chefs, as he has shown them how to have more time for creativity and how not to worry about the kitchen when having a day off.

Is the restaurant of the future able to survive without the latest payment trends?

VISA took the opportunity to show how and the entire cashier desk is transformed into handheld terminal, a size of a phone and how this is the perfect solution for food delivery. It is crucial to offer payments via smartphone and get bonuses and discounts!

This fantastic process should be Smart, the data has to be protected and stored on a safe place. Microsoft have already invented it and the result is that everyone is doing his own job.

Nowadays the business can not exist without the social media and free Wi-Fi, said Simon Feek, Managing Director of Thunder Box UK. He taught the gourmet specialists how to use the WiFi to attract new clients and how to use Google engine to be found easier.

Did you know that waiters have used the services of cyber pirates to manipulate rerecords? Or that there is hacked free Wi-Fi used to collect clients passwords, all that in a famous bistro in Sofia? Yasen Tanev knows all the hot stories: CSI - Straight out of the kitchen, and how to deal with internet bullies. 

VISA Digital Days 2015 Bucharest, Romania

Finedays was part of the summit VISA Digital Days 2015, which took place in Bucharest, Romania. We were seen as a company presenting innovative and functional solution based on a niche personal payment devices- mPOS. The obtainable solution reveals a complete service cycle – Mobile PIN pad terminal, connected to a smart device (tablet of phone), payment platform and application both for the merchant and the customer.

Our solution was presented from Petar Krilchev, Manager VISA Bulgaria, as a good example of an outstanding, effective and complete mPOS platform. Manufacturers and business representatives found the presentation very thought-provoking and brought the discussion to the next generation payment methods and systems.

Such event would not be comprehensive enought without the emerging matter of data security and exposure to threats of every new payment technology. Main topics were IoT, WEB, biometrics, etc. The interest in those brand new payment solutions grows coherently with the interest in security breaches and hacker attacks.
The conclusion to include and apply security standards into legal frameworks was taken into consideration.

As essential accent were presented VISA’s innovative approaches to payment services – BuyNow, PayAndClick, PayAndPick, etc.