A new partnership between Restaurants Canada and blueRover Inc., will see state-of-the-art food delivery technology used in the Canadian market.
Available exclusively through Restaurants Canada, the Continuous Temperature Food Delivery System allows foodservice businesses to ensure the same great dine-in quality, temperature, and food safety for their delivery and off-site customers.
“This technology will keep businesses one step ahead of food safety risks,” said Shanna Munro, Resturants Canada president and CEO. “Delivery bags that allow GPS tracking, time, and temperature monitoring mean they’ll be able to catch and prevent potential problems in real time—plus they’ll have automated records of every off-site encounter with their products. It really is a great way for foodservice operators and third-party delivery companies to protect their brands and protect their customers.”
Other features of the food delivery system include:
- Delivery bags in a variety of sizes, from front-loading to full-size catering units;
- Temperature control units for heating and cooling;
- Quick-connect power cords and adapters for multi-bag usage;
- Moisture and condensation management technology;
- Real-time GPS tracking, time, and temperature monitoring to a SafeFood.blue dashboard;
- File and archive management of daily delivery reports to track food deliveries;
- System adaptability to retrofit existing delivery bags; and
- Custom branding of delivery bags.
“We look forward to working with Restaurants Canada to provide best-in-class services to their members,” blueRover CEO, Loreto Saccucci. “This Internet of Things (IoT) technology ensures the optimal temperature of food is maintained to its destination through our heated and monitored container, providing complete visibility. “Gone are cold soggy meals—our technology provides a fresh, hot, and safe alternative.”
Foodservice businesses are increasingly being challenged to deliver high-quality, safe dining experiences to customers outside traditional brick-and-mortar establishments. Off-premise restaurant traffic is on the rise, as indicated by a 26 per cent increase between 2015 and 2017. And now that millennials are the largest category of foodservice spenders in Canada, they are driving up demand for third-party delivery, which rose by 66 per cent from 2016 to 2017.