Search PAR

PAR Inspires Innovative AI Restaurant Technologies

Published on October 10, 2023
By PAR Team

It’s hard to deny it: We are in a new era of innovation thanks in part to the launch of ChatGPT. The conversational AI can seemingly do anything from writing a love letter to coding to answering questions, and more. The application reached more than 100 million users in less than two months, making it the fastest-growing application ever. Although AI systems have been in development and use for several decades now, the ease and breadth of use for solutions like ChatGPT have opened new doors that were previously unimaginable.

At PAR, we embrace innovation and see this moment in time as our opportunity to create solutions that help restaurants deliver the best guest experiences possible. We believe AI implementation holds limitless potential and can address some of the most burning restaurant challenges, such as:

Supply Chain Disruptions
AI and ML algorithms assist restaurants in predicting demand, preventing food waste, and optimizing inventory management, which is crucial in managing supply chain complexities.

Challenging Economic Conditions
AI-driven analytics help restaurants analyze market trends and adjust menu prices dynamically based on ingredient costs and demand. This ensures profitability despite the ongoing inflation.

Labor Shortages
AI and robotics, such as self-ordering kiosks and robotic servers, mitigate labor shortages by streamlining operations and allowing staff to focus on customer interaction and food quality.

Lackluster Customer Experience
AI can enhance customer experience by offering personalized menu recommendations and offers tailored to their preferences.

With the rapid pace of advancing technology and growing customer expectations restaurants must continually look to integrate with best-in-class solutions powered by AI. We understand to be truly innovative it requires the powerful combination of an inspiring internal culture, close customer relationships, and a commitment to continuous testing and improvement.

Today, PAR embraces AI to innovate in the restaurant industry through many of its current products and services, including our newest headset hardware technology, predictive food forecasting software, and ordering dispatch solution. Plus, with the PAR Punchh loyalty and engagement platform, we are able to deliver AI-driven customer segmentation and send time optimization to restaurant marketers. Punchh also combines online, in-store and in-app data with powerful ML capabilities to help brands turn qualitative customer data into measurable feedback through enriched sentiment analysis. This enables brands to turn anonymous guests into known customers and ultimately lifelong superfans.

Are you ready to put the world’s leading AI technologies to work in your restaurant? Let’s talk about it! Contact us to discuss your needs and to learn how PAR’s advanced AI restaurant technology solutions can help you grow your business.

Tiffany Disher, General Manager, MENU North America

Tiffany Disher

General Manager, MENU North America

Tiffany Disher, General Manager, MENU North America, an omni-channel ordering solution to futureproof restaurant’s growing digital sales needs. Before taking on this new role in January 2023, she was an integral part of Punchh’s growth story. She has advised hundreds of customers over the past eight years on their loyalty strategies both from a base program standpoint as well as ongoing marketing strategies. Before Punchh, Tiffany worked for Schlotzsky’s where she supported the brand marketing team by leading loyalty, eClub, R&D, Franchise advisory council and marketing analytics. Tiffany has her Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from University of Oregon and Master’s in Business with a specialty in Marketing from Baylor University. An avid golfer, hiker and mom of two small children, Tiffany spends her limited free time entering into baking competitions.