Best QR Menu for Restaurants and Hotels 2020
Best QR Menu for Restaurants and Hotels 2020
QR Menus are becoming increasingly popular in post-covid pandemic life. They allow restaurants and hotels to easily offer their customers one less potentially coviddy surface.
Using a QR Menu is fairly simple: customers open their iPhone camera (or google lens) and scan a type of barcode (QR code) which then prompts them to open a menu. The type of menu can vary depending on the service and can vary from static images through to a full ordering and payment solution.
Advantages of QR Menu (over physical menus, tablet menus, or App menus)
- The venue doesn’t need to buy any additional hardware. QR Menus provide the cheapest entry point for restaurants and hotels going digital
- The customer doesn’t need to download an app, they need only scan the QR and the menu is visible immediately
- The venue can update the menu immediately removing out of stock items and updating prices and avoid the need to reprint new menus
- Customers don’t need to wait for service before receiving the menu, and in some cases even ordering or payment
- In areas where there are multiple primary languages, these menus can offer translations
- Not everyone has a smart phone
- Some customers may be resistant to change, especially technology based change
There are many QR menu option available. To ensure your venue finds the right one, here is list of the best QR menu services on the market.
I had some trouble with Bonee because their sample QR menu wasn’t working, but it lists solid features for customer ordering and customizable controls. Customers can schedule a precise pickup window or reserve ahead and be greeted with their food at their table.
- Customizable and quality tools
- Ordering and reservations
- No app. That’s normally better, but an app could be important for the ordering features when you don’t have the code in front of you
Quick Orders provide options for restaurants, hotels, and even large venues such as swimming pools and stadiums. However, their website and menu app are a bit clunky and I couldn’t get their 25+ languages to work.
Menulingua is a QR menu ordering and payment system. It has a clean interface with many language options. It also claims to be able to boost Dazhong Dianping (Chinese TripAdvisor) ratings.
- Many languages
- Chinese concentration
- Simple interface
Eatsee has three membership levels, the lowest being free for restaurants who want to create their own menu. Better features, such as professional photos, advertising, and analytics come with a paid pro plan. It requires you to log in with Facebook, which is bizarre and potentially problematic.
- Interface with filters and ordering
- Free option
Wmenu is geared towards large hotels and resorts that benefit from easy submenus, such as bars, rooms, restaurants, pools, nightclubs, and general services. It provides a hotel guide for guests and real-time updates for conferences and events. If that’s your thing, it’s pretty slick. The biggest downside is that the interface is built to be crowded so it’s not the best looking, especially on mobile.
- VERY powerful hotel guide
Quick and Intuitive Contactless Menu Option for restaurants & hotels during the COVID19 Pandemic
Orderlina provides a contactless QR menu solution for restaurants and hotels. While their focus is on contactless dine-in solutions they also offer takeaway, curbside, and delivery options for their customers.
Their contactless COVID menu options include:
- Simple – QR scan to view image or PDF or Image based menu. Watch their video here.
- Ordering – QR scan to view the full interactive ordering menu for takeaway, pickup, dine-In, and curbside ordering.
- Take orders directly from Facebook and Instagram.
- COVID QR Code Sign In / Track and Trace Details
Orderlina has photos and full descriptions of dishes with support for a huge amount of venues, including travel operators. Most interestingly, Orderlina can have nearby food or products delivered to a partner establishment, like a bar or hotel. That would be great for a food truck. Optionally, it provides a personal domain name or personal website integration.
- Free up to 200 menus views for month Dine-In, Self Managed Delivery & Takeaway Solution Due to Corona Virus Outbreak. Venues can start free and see the value within the first month before going to the paid plan.
- Multi-lingual – great for hotels about to open
- Room service & poolside orders for larger hotels.
- Local food delivery
- Other QR menus could be better in certain situations
Finedine has an app but I couldn’t get it to load, and according to reviews I’m not the only one. But the loading screen was beautiful, and from what I saw on the web it is gorgeous inside as well, including well-designed interfaces for upselling, cross-selling, order customization, and feedback.
The Best QR Menu Is?
None of these apps excels in every category. If you have a large resort give Wmenu a try. If you are looking for an easy QR menu that’s quick and free to set up, try Orderlina. If you want an in-restaurant menu and nothing else go with Finedine.
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