Hospitality in-venue ordering technology, seatd to appear on channel 5’s Gadget Show.

Innovative web-app, seatd, launched a smart tech solution to support venues and bolster Manchester’s hospitality industry back in June.

The web-app, will now appear on Channel 5’s Gadget Show, the beloved British television series focused on the best consumer technology the UK has to offer.

During the episode, set to air on Friday 9th October, seatd will be battling it out against two other pieces of hospitality tech, a drink dispenser and a games machine. Pitched by presenter Georgie Barrat to an owner of a bar, they will then decide which piece of tech they want to take.

The brainchild of Manchester hospitality tech specialists Craig Davies, Matt Gibbs, Stephen Powell and Jack Woodward, the seatd software was developed over lockdown earlier in the year as a direct response to the government’s social distancing guidelines when venues resumed operations.

The web-app which lets customers buy food and drink from their table, has no upfront setup costs, helping bars, restaurants, pubs, cafes and venues to operate in a responsible and efficient way.

To further streamline the process for guests, no app download is required, just the scanning of a simple QR code at the venue. Through user-friendly design and technology, guests are invited to view digital menus on their phones - complete with food/drinks and dietary requirements.

Craig Davies, co-founder of seatd said: “As hospitality is now under more scrutiny than ever from government policy, it needs all the support it can get and this platform allows them to provide fantastic customer service in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.

“We’ve seen a number of these platforms out there now, but we’ve been operating seatd from the get-go of venues being allowed to open again and have a real understanding of what the hospitality industry is going through. With stricter regulations coming into play imminently and campaigns such as Cancel The Curfew building momentum, the hospitality industry needs help and support more than ever.” Alongside seatd, Craig Davies and Stephen Powell are co-founders of the award winning Viper app, with over three years experience between them in creating and operating hospitality technology.

For more information on seatd, please visit: https://beseatd.com

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