Written by FORBES. Posted on May 10, 2017.

What Other Commerce Players Can Learn From Starbucks' Mobile Rise

Even before the smartphone was widely available, Starbucks Corp experimented with what mobile-order ahead could mean for its future operations.

At the dawn of the new millennium, Starbucks introduced an order-ahead pilot wherein a consumer would dial a 1-800 number and select one of five pre-selected favorite drinks from the phone’s keypad. The system would recognize the consumer’s caller ID and then charge the pre-loaded credit card.

Despite its vision for how the mobile consumer could change foodservice, Starbucks quickly learned the infrastructure could not support those early aspirations. The lack of broadband access across the stores created operational headaches and eventually was the death knell to those early mobile-order aspirations.

“The reliability and experience of the technology could not support the vision,” said Avanti Commerce CEO Jason Strashek, who previously was a product manager on that pilot with then-Ontain Corp.

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Written by FCSI. Posted on May 2, 2017.

Mobile Ordering In Restaurants of the Future

When it comes to mobile ordering and payment systems, the times are changing. Avanti Commerce’s Jason Strashek looks at what the latest innovation means for the QSR industry

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Written by Foodservice and Hospitality. Posted on April 28, 2017.

New Trends In Smart Kitchen Equipment

The smart kitchen may not be a new concept, but the foodservice industry is seeing a growing number of innovations coming to market in the form of multi-function appliances, Wi-Fi and Internet-enabled equipment, mobile integration and all manner of techno-wizardry that are helping kitchens be more efficient and easier to manage. As Chris Moreland, corporate chef for Chesher Equipment Limited in Mississauga, Ont. notes, smart technology is helping kitchens get lighter. “When you travel, you don’t need to carry a day planner, phone, notes and cameras. Now it’s all in one place. Kitchens are doing the same with less equipment, smaller footprints and more interactivity with people.”

The motivators behind this interest in smart innovation range from training and staff shortages to energy costs and quality. Yet, while there is plenty of buzz around connected kitchens, how far are operators along that path? …

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Written by Reforming Retail. Posted on April 19, 2017.

Starbucks’ New Store Portends Much for The Future of Foodservice

Delivery-only stores are nothing new. In retail, that’s been the entire concept behind drop shipping and it’s only grown in market share since the inception of eBay and Amazon.

Even in foodservice, many in Silicon Valley have raised money against the idea of such lightweight operations: Sprig clawed together $60MM, Munchery $125MM, and SpoonRocket $13.5MM (before shutting down). …

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Written by Canadian Restaurant News. Posted on April 2017.

Avanti Launches Mobile Order Platform

Avanti Commerce is featured on Page 8 of the April 2017 issue of Canadian Restaurant News.

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Written by BC Technology. Posted on April 10, 2017.

Avanti Launches New Platform Following Successful Venture With Subway®

Vancouver, BC, April 11, 2017–(T-Net)–Avanti Commerce, the company behind Subway® Restaurant’s global entry into mobile ordering have announced the launch of their software as a cloud-based platform, making mobile ordering and payment possible for any restaurant chain.

Consumer demand for mobile ordering and payment continues to soar. Major brands such as Starbucks, Subway and Panera Bread have firmly established market leadership, leaving smaller chains scrambling to keep up, according to the company.

Avanti’s newly launched platform will directly address this emerging need, allowing restaurants of any size to establish a mobile ordering offering.

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Written by QSR Magazine. Posted on March 16, 2017.

Avanti Launches New Platform After Subway Venture

Avanti Commerce, the company behind Subway Restaurant’s impressive, global entry into mobile ordering have announced the launch of their software as a cloud-based platform, making mobile ordering and payment possible for any restaurant chain.

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Written by Fast Company. Posted on March 16, 2017.

Now (Almost) Any Restaurant Can Offer Mobile Ordering

In July 2015, Avanti Commerce helped Subway launch mobile ordering at 27,000 of its U.S. stores, making it at the time the largest restaurant chain to support mobile ordering. Now it’s bringing some of that same technology to smaller outfits.

While Subway’s rollout was somewhat novel, these days the mobile ordering of food is commonplace. Customers are accustomed to ordering a latte on their phone while they’re walking to Starbucks or buying a Chipotle burrito as they’re leaving for their lunch break so they can skip the line when they arrive at the store for pickup.

Most of the restaurants that offer mobile ordering have been huge chains. Until now.

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Written by Mobile Payments Today. Posted on March 15, 2017.

Avanti Commerce brings mobile ordering system to the cloud

Avanti Commerce, the company that helped Subway Restaurants implement mobile ordering, has announced the launch of its software as a cloud-based platform, making mobile ordering and payment possible for any restaurant chain, according to a press release.

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Written by Marketwired. Posted on March 16, 2017.

Avanti Launches New Platform Following Successful Venture With Subway®

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – March 16, 2017) – Avanti Commerce, the company behind Subway® Restaurant’s impressive, global entry into mobile ordering have announced the launch of their software as a cloud-based platform, making mobile ordering and payment possible for any restaurant chain.

Consumer demand for mobile ordering and payment continues to soar. Major brands such as Starbucks, Subway and Panera Bread have firmly established market leadership, leaving smaller chains scrambling to keep up. Avanti’s newly launched platform will directly address this emerging need, allowing restaurants of any size to establish a mobile ordering offering.

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Written by PR Newswire. Posted on September 6, 2016.

SUBWAY® Digital Grows Global E-Commerce Capabilities With Acquisition From Vancouver Company Avanti Commerce

MILFORD, Conn., Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — SUBWAY® restaurants announces the acquisition of a digital technology team and assets from Avanti Commerce, a Vancouver-based online commerce solution provider and SUBWAY® restaurants partner since 2011.

The 20-person team joining SUBWAY® Digital from Avanti Commerce will remain and grow in Vancouver, which is a technology hub for Canada and a centralized location for technology and digital talent. As part of the SUBWAY® Digital group, the new team will be dedicated to the expansion and customization of unique e-commerce and omni-channel platforms for the sandwich chain.

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Written by IT Business. Posted on June 10, 2016.

Subway Forms Digital Team to Create More Personalized Experiences for Consumers

Subway Corp. might be the planet’s largest restaurant operator, with more than 44,000 locations in 112 countries and territories around the world, but its leaders fear being left behind by the digital revolution – and are eager to do something about it.

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Written by Techvibes NewsDesk. Posted on September 8, 2014.

Canadian Startup Powers Remote Order & Pay Option for SUBWAY Restaurants

The Subway restaurant chain has selected Vancouver’s Avanti Commerce to power its online and mobile remote ordering & payment solutions for all orders placed from a customer’s phone, tablet or desktop.

The Avanti Commerce Platform extends the order & payment process outside of the store, reducing capacity constraints while greatly increasing speed-of-service.

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