As UK restaurants enjoy the busiest time of the year, a leading hospitality software company has announced its sponsorship of the Restaurant Association’s 50th Birthday Dinner.
NFS Technology is a leading provider of software to restaurants, bars and hotels across the UK, and will be a Gold Sponsor of the anniversary celebrations at The Savoy, London, on 26th of February.
CEO Luis De Souza says the company chose to be a sponsor to celebrate the many achievements of the dynamic UK restaurant industry.
“These are challenging times for restaurants, but over the last three years we have seen the exciting development of new concepts and restaurant openings in the UK,” he said.
“This should help us to sustain a vibrant sector in years to come. However, along with exciting new developments in the sector come many challenges, including labour shortages, rising costs and Brexit looming.
“Responding to these challenges is our collective responsibility as suppliers to this very important part of the UK economy.
“We have seen successful operators adopt a number of well-proven strategies to contain costs, build closer engagement with their clients and adopt smart technology solutions to deliver a great guest experience.”
As an international technology company serving the hospitality market, NFS have a range of solutions for restaurants, meeting venues, bars and hotels and we serve over 1,000 UK hospitality businesses.
“Increasingly we are delivering cloud based solutions to our customers to provide rapid and efficient deployment, lower start up costs and also create a scalable solution,” said Luis.
NFS’ best of breed solutions have been developed by leading global hospitality companies like NCR.
NFS customers include Argentinian steak house chain Gaucho/CAU, pub company Brew Dog, Giraffe Restaurants, Honest Burgers and London-based Indian casual dining specialists Dishoom.
“Our clients rely on our technology to manage all aspects their food and beverage operation and we are increasingly an IT partner for many of our clients providing both technology and a sounding board in terms of best practice,” said Luis.
“This includes including streamlining order taking, managing stock, delivering excellent customer service through mobile ordering, controlling labour costs as well as food waste, and promoting customer loyalty.
“Our technology also supports more efficient decision-making through mobile reporting and dynamic Business Intelligence information.”
At the 50th celebration dinner, special guests invited by NFS will join other influential figures in the restaurant industry in a celebration of everything that makes UK restaurants great.
The event will also raise funds for Action Against Hunger, which campaigns to save the lives of malnourished children around the world.
Speakers include David Lowie (D&D), chairman and Robert Walton MBE, president of The Restaurant Association, now part of the British Hospitality Association.
Ufi Ibrahim, CEO of the British Hospitality Association and The Restaurant Association said: “The Restaurant Association’s 50th Birthday Dinner is an important opportunity to acknowledge our industry’s advances over the last half century and, at this critical moment, prepare for the future, while raising funds for an important cause tackling worldwide hunger.”