Guinness has announced that it has partnered with anyExcuse to provide user-friendly health and safety tools to the wider hospitality industry across the island of Ireland free of charge for a six-month period.
AnyExcuse is an online platform that connects the hospitality trade and brands with consumers.
The tools that anyExcuse and Guinness will provide to the hospitality industry are meant to help industry businesses welcome customers into their outlets in a safe and efficient way when they reopen.
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The tools include a platform for online table bookings so customers can book and check availability in licenced venues; contactless table service so customers can order and pay for food and drinks from their device while seated at their table; and a click and collect service so customers can order online and collect from outlets.
"A Safer Workplace"
AnyExcuse CEO Padraig Shanley stated, "As an Irish tech company in the hospitality industry, anyExcuse has been working hard to develop a solution for trade partners who must reconsider operations and logistics in their outlets.
"We see the future as a cashless one, with mobile table service being an integral part of the socialising experience. Bars and restaurants that introduce mobile table service will provide consumers with the ability to order from their table and will also limit interaction for both them and staff. Venues will also be able to facilitate social distancing and provide a safer workplace for staff."
"Safe Socialising And Working Environments"
Meanwhile, Diageo Ireland managing director Oliver Loomes commented, "We have partnered with anyExcuse to provide these tools to the trade free of charge for six months, which will help support them to reopen their doors through the implementation of systems that ensure safe socialising and working environments. Consumers can be reassured that the hospitality sector is taking the appropriate measures to ensure their businesses can open safely under government guidelines."
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