Bowlero launches contactless dining partnership with App8

OTTAWA, ON – Bowlero Corp. (“Bowlero” or the “Company”), the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling centers, as well as the owner of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), announced a partnership today with App8, a leader in contactless dining for foodservice brands, to offer mobile ordering and payments at Bowlero centers across the country.

The App8 service is intended to help improve the speed and convenience of guest ordering while providing a safe and fully contactless experience. Guests will now be able to quickly place their own food and drink orders whether they are at their lane, in the lounge or enjoying an arcade game or two.

“Today’s consumers are demanding the convenience and safety of using their own device when making food and beverage purchases. With the right tools, establishments can not only provide a convenient and safe guest experience, but will also reduce operating costs, and increase order flow. It’s a win-win for everyone,” said Elias Hage, CEO of App8. “We are thrilled to be a part of Bowlero’s digital dining experience.”

In addition to providing mobile ordering, the App8 service is integrated directly into Bowlero’s existing services, including the MVB Rewards loyalty program and League Bowler discounts. Using App8, guests can continue to access exclusive menus, deals and earn points on their mobile purchases.

“App8 integrates seamlessly with our Point of Sale system. What’s even better, is the staff training and IT Support required for a rollout is minimal. The App8 support team is world-class as they are always available to answer questions quickly and are proactive with solutions.” said Brian Dacier, Director of Project Management at Bowlero Corp.

Both teams are already working on additional projects to evolve the ordering service to create the best guest experience possible. App8’s mobile ordering service is running in 20% of Bowlero bowling centers. With plans to roll out the service to the remaining centers this year.

“Here at Bowlero, we prioritize the guest experience, and are always seeking opportunities through technology to support our guests’ demands,” said Jeff Gliner, Vice President of Operations at Bowlero Corp. “We have just begun our work with App8, and can already see the future is bright in this space.”

ABOUT BOWLERO CORP

Bowlero Corp is the worldwide leader in bowling entertainment, media, and events. With more than 300 bowling centers across North America, Bowlero Corp serves over 28 million guests each year through a family of brands that includes Bowlero, Bowlmor Lanes, and AMF. In 2019, Bowlero Corp acquired the Professional Bowlers Association, the major league of bowling, which boasts thousands of members and millions of fans across the globe. For more information on Bowlero Corp, please visit BowleroCorp.com.

ABOUT APP8

App8 is a leading omnichannel ordering solution for foodservice brands that enable guests to view digital menus, order dine-in, pickup, or delivery, and pay for their meals, all from their own smartphones. App8 works with some of the top restaurant and entertainment brands in North America to deliver value beyond contactless transactions with guest feedback, advanced reporting, and actionable insights. For more information on App8, please visit app8solutions.com.

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App8 leads the digital transformation of foodservice with new service plan

Restaurant guests don’t just ask for digital dining options – they demand it. App8’s Order Anywhere plan gives foodservice companies the tools they need to survive a rapidly changing market.

OTTAWA, ON — App8 is formally upgrading its service model following its emergence as a leader in the foodservice ordering space. The company, which produces a contactless dining and omnichannel ordering solution, will formally launch their new service package, called Order Anywhere, this summer.

Previously, App8 offered multiple service packages that correlated with specific services a restaurant may wish to offer. Now, App8 has combined these services into one package, making it easier for foodservice brands to reap the benefits of what App8 has to offer.

The foodservice industry has undergone a major digital transformation over the past two years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the consumer shift to digital dining. Not only do guests expect the ability to use their own devices to browse, order, and pay, but in many cases, they will demand it. Traditional dine-in establishments are struggling to find their place in this new era while dealing with staffing challenges, high service fees and inefficient operations. These recent problems can all be addressed by modern digital dining tools.

Fortunately, App8’s Order Anywhere service emerges as a matured, digital ordering solution working with some of the top foodservice and entertainment brands in North America. The service provides everything an establishment needs to offer an exceptional digital dining experience no matter where their guests are ordering from. It can easily scale from a few locations to a few hundred due to its centrally managed menus and operations. And the best part? App8’s service requires no extra signup or download steps.

A handful of modern foodservice brands have begun adopting digital solutions, but most of the industry is lagging behind because of a plethora of solutions and its understanding of digital dining best practices. Selecting the right solution amongst all of the available options can be challenging as many of them have not been tested in a post-pandemic setting.

What sets App8 apart is its extensive integration with point of sale (POS) systems and its commitment to working with existing service flows. No establishment wants to put another device on the counter or run its employees through a training seminar. App8’s service keeps the POS as the source of truth and requires little to no training or service changes.

“This is the beginning of a new era for the foodservice and entertainment industries where change has traditionally been very slow. Omnichannel digital dining is no longer a nice-to-have, but a key requirement for modern brands,” says Elias Hage, CEO and co-founder of App8. “Our service acts as a bridge, enabling restaurants to lean on their existing service flows while removing points of friction with modern tools.”

The ripple effects of the pandemic are still challenging the foodservice industry as restaurants begin reopening for what should be the first busy summer season in two years. App8 is here to guide establishments through this latest round of pandemic-fueled challenges like employee shortages, high operating costs, and digital dining availability. Offering a robust and scalable dine-in experience for chain brands with a versatile range of integrations, App8 has established itself as a new authority in the digital dining market across the United States and Canada.

ABOUT APP8

App8 is a leading omnichannel ordering solution for foodservice brands that enables guests to view digital menus, order dine-in, pickup, or delivery, and pay for their meals, all from their own smartphones. App8 works with some of the top restaurant and entertainment brands in North America to deliver value beyond contactless transactions with guest feedback, advanced reporting, and actionable insights.

ABOUT APP8’S ORDER ANYWHERE PLAN

App8’s primary service, the Order Anywhere plan, allows foodservice brands to introduce an omnichannel digital ordering system into their business. As a result, guests can access digital menus to order and pay, whether for dine-in, pickup, delivery, or in a concourse setting. Plan highlights include:

  • All-in-one omnichannel guest ordering under one plan
  • POS and other third party integrations
  • Centrally managed menus and scalability across multiple locations

App8 will share more information about the Order Anywhere plan in the coming weeks.

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App8 brings digital dining expertise to foodservice ordering

In the foodservice industry, customers demand digital payment options now more than ever before. App8 brings an expertly-crafted omnichannel approach to foodservice ordering, allowing brands to keep up with a quickly changing industry.

OTTAWA, ON — App8 is formally upgrading its service model following its emergence as a leader in the foodservice ordering space. The company, which produces a contactless dining and omnichannel ordering solution, will formally launch their new service package, called Order Anywhere, this summer. has emerged as a leader in the food service ordering space. The company, which produces a contactless dining and omnichannel ordering solution, is gaining prominence due to the accelerated adoption of contactless dining tools and increased expectations for transparency and convenience. App8’s Point-of-Sale (POS)/Integration-first approach has enabled them to integrate their seamless digital dining experience into some of North America’s largest foodservice brands.

When App8 launched in 2018, the company developed a service for restaurant guests to quickly settle their bills from their smartphones — without waiting for a paper receipt or a payment machine. For restaurants, this resulted in greater guest satisfaction during lunch and dinner rushes, more money from faster table turnover, and time saved by service staff.

In January 2020, App8 raised US$850,000 in Seed financing to expand its integrated mobile payment product across the U.S. and Canada. Following the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, many restaurants shifted their on-premise dining to a contactless experience while greatly expanding their online and takeout presence. Being well-positioned in this space, App8 quickly aligned its product offering with the new market requirements.

“We had a deep understanding of foodservice operations and the integration capabilities that could seamlessly facilitate both on-premise and off-premise digital experiences,” says Elias Hage, CEO, and co-founder of App8. “We knew where the industry was heading, and we had the right team and product to serve the future of dining.”

Throughout the two years that followed, App8 evolved its product into a scalable, omnichannel ordering platform that could support dine-in and takeout ordering, menu management, powerful integrations, and restaurant analytics, all within one solution. This versatility enabled App8 to serve traditional foodservice establishments, such as restaurants, diners, and bars, and non-traditional dining establishments and entertainment centres, such as bowling alleys, stadiums, golf courses, and hotels.

Today, App8 is working with some of the largest national brands, representing hundreds of locations across the U.S. and Canada.

ABOUT APP8

App8 is a leading omnichannel ordering solution for foodservice brands that enables guests to view digital menus, order dine-in, pickup, or delivery, and pay for their meals, all from their own smartphones. App8 works with some of the top restaurant and entertainment brands in North America to deliver value beyond contactless transactions with guest feedback, advanced reporting, and actionable insights.

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