CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Eatsa—the tech-rich, automat-like concept expanding from the San Francisco Bay area—was named Restaurant Business' 2016 Tech Accelerator of the Year, a recognition of the restaurant industry's leading innovator in automation.
Eatsa has changed the restaurant experience from soup to nuts—or, in the case of the fast-casual concept, from salads to bowls. Customers order a highly customized meal via an app. It's delivered into a cubbyhole-like slot. Customers tap twice to open a door and extract their meal.
Except for a facilitator in the area to answer questions and explain the process, humans are not involved in the ordering—just the preparation.
The new model of frictionless service has drawn considerable industry attention. Four Eatsas are now open, with more expected to open in high-density employment and residential areas.
Eatsa was selected for the top technology honor by the editors of Restaurant Business from among influential innovators in three categories: limited service, full service and nontraditional. Eatsa was the honoree in limited service. Johnny Rockets was the nominee from full service, and Sheetz, the convenience store chain, was selected as the tech pacesetter among nontraditional foodservice outlets.
Eatsa's selection was announced at the FSTEC Conference in Dallas, where nearly 900 restaurant technology specialists gathered to learn of the latest innovations in their field.
For more information on the 2016 RB/FSTEC Awards, visit http://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/operations/technology/2016-rbfstec-awards-technical-perfection
About Winsight, LLC
Winsight, LLC is a business-to-business media and information services company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio including four publications: CSP, Restaurant Business, FoodService Director and Convenience Store Products; a suite of digital products such as websites, e-newsletters (Restaurant Business Daily and CSP Daily News) and webinars; plus video products, mobile and tablet apps, custom marketing solutions and the convenience-retailer intelligence tool, CSPedia. The Winsight Events group produces six exclusive large-scale, executive-level conferences—Restaurant Leadership Conference, FARE Conference, Outlook Leadership, Convenience Retailing University, FSTEC and Global Restaurant Leadership Conference—in addition to more than 12 major EduNetworking conferences and advisory meetings. Winsight recently acquired Technomic, Inc., a food industry provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services. Winsight is a recognized leader in the markets it serves. For more information on Winsight and its brands, go to http://winsightmedia.com.
SOURCE Winsight, LLC