US sandwich concept to go cash-free
30 July, 2012
The founders of the US Mixt Greens salad chain are launching a new concept that will accept only cards and mobile phones as payment, Nation’s Restaurant News reports.
The Split Bread concept will launch in San Francisco in early August and will be among the first operations to refuse cash completely. The move marks another step towards the adoption of card and mobile based methods of payment instead of cash.
Split Bread will encourage people to place and pay for orders online so they are ready for collection. It will also have QR codes at tables to be scanned by customers’ smartphones, who can then order and pay before their food is brought out. Those without smartphones can use their cards at a pay point.
David Silverglide, partner in Split Bread, said the concept would make payment “frictionless and easy”. The efficiencies of card payment would make up for the extra fees incurred from cards, he added. “A lot of technology being used in restaurants today gets in the way of the experience. This just makes it easy.”
Split Bread will be a top-end ‘sandwich bistro’ concept using high quality, seasonal ingredients. More openings are planned for San Francisco before taking the concept further afield in the US. The team behind it also plan to grow the Mixt Greens chain.
For the full story, see Mixt Greens founders to debut new Split Bread sandwich concept.