Last week, New York, San Francisco and New Orleans announced new regulations requiring proof of vaccination for indoor activities, including dining at restaurants. In a survey of San Francisco restaurant owners, the Golden Gate Restaurant Association found that over 63% of respondents said they were supportive of such a mandate. However, this is not something that restaurants can implement overnight.
As cities nationwide impose new regulations on restaurants, restaurant tech provider SpotOn announced a new feature for customers to affirm their party’s vaccination status when making a reservation through SpotOn Reserve. The feature is designed to help restaurants communicate vaccination requirements to their guests and avoid confusion at the door, helping restaurant staff to quickly verify vaccination cards and seat guests quickly.
Once the ‘Party is Vaccinated’ box is checked and the reservation is submitted, the reservation will be marked with a Vaccination tag in the SpotOn Reserve system. Operators can also choose to make the guest’s confirmation of their party’s vaccination a mandatory requirement for making a reservation.
“Our goal is to help restaurants continue to operate as safely and efficiently as possible as new guidelines are implemented,” stated Doron Friedman, Chief Product Officer at SpotOn. “With this new SpotOn Reserve feature, restaurants can clearly communicate their vaccination requirements, ensuring guests are in compliance, eliminating additional steps of service, and assuring the safety of guests and staff.”
Since the start of the pandemic, SpotOn has worked alongside restaurants to help them stay open, operating, and preparing them for the future. From rolling out product innovations like commission-free online ordering at breakneck speed to hiring additional staff and releasing 400+ product innovations in 2020, SpotOn has continued to invest in their clients’ success. The company also waived $1.5M in software fees, assisted in PPP loan applications, and introduced low-cost private lending through SpotOn Capital.