Current Active Workgroups
RTN workgroups are innovative think-tanks, where all RTN members have a seat at the table. Technology companies and restaurateurs roll up their sleeves together, and collaborate to solve real-world challenges. By joining the workgroups, you can shape the future of restaurant technology, using your voice, tech talent and brand influence to produce best practices, technical guidance and standards.
Workgroups provide excellent networking, both supplier-to-supplier and restaurant-to-supplier. You'll get to know top tech talent in our industry, and find out who's who when it comes to getting things done.
Restaurant data events, whether financial, marketing, or operational, make up the basis for a modern, data-driven company, but many restaurants do not have access or simply cannot ingest data events to make meaningful decisions. This workgroup will create processes and technical requirements to simplify data events, to help restaurants aggregate, analyze, and act on valuable data events in real-time.
Meets every other Tuesday at 2:00 pm CT
In Phase 1, the RTCF defined functional areas, capabilities, and use cases for restaurant solutions. It was created to allow restaurant technology stakeholders to speak a common language, as well as identify relationships between systems and business processes and accelerate enhanced restaurant business capabilities.
Phase 2 will explore all areas of restaurant enterprise architecture and overall operations. Phase 2 may explore ways you can utilize the tool, identify use cases, map to vendor solutions, explore maturity Indexing, etc.
LAUCHING IN 2023
Take-out became table stakes during the pandemic, and it's still taking off, with no sign of slowing. In fact, it's become increasingly critical for restaurants to get it right. From speed of service, minimizing wait and delivery times, to order accuracy, restaurants must find the best way to get orders from inside the four walls into consumer hands. That includes tapping next-gen tech to drive optimal user experiences.Join the conversation, as we explore the evolutionary ways take-out tech has taken off - and what this may look like as technologies get even smarter. The group may reference RTN’s former Off-Prem Playbook, as well as explore types of take-out tech, operational scope / integration, and recommendations via restaurant model and size, etc.
Potential technologies to explore:
Delivery driver pick-up solutions
Mobile tech for staff
Curbside delivery robotics
Takeout window and the tech driving it
Occurs every other Tuesday at 11:00 am CT.
Inviting technology companies to share ROI calculators for specific technologies, and creating a library of ROI tools and resources for restaurants. This may be useful when passing on the value of tech to franchisees and / or evangelizing tech decisions internally. This group may also consider how capital investments are funded (pros and cons of borrow vs buy). The potential outcome of this workgroup may reference or augment former RTN work, including documentation on Restaurant Technology KPIs and RTN’s Restaurant Technology Capabilities Framework.
Occurs every other Thursday at 10:00 am CT.
Join us to explore best practices for converting third-party to first-party online ordering and loyalty, and/or marketing to your most loyal fans with various personalized tech platforms and automation.
Pros vs. cons of current marketplace offerings
Delivery strategies for conversion
LAUCHING January 19, 2023
Why Should I Join as a Restaurant Operator?
By joining the workgroups, restaurants tap the collective tech talent of multiple suppliers to help solve challenges. The result? Tangible deliverables you can use to streamline your business and innovate faster.
Why Should I Join as a Supplier?
Workgroup key contributors receive RTN Key Contributor Badges of recognition for the talent, time and resources they dedicate to the mission. Workgroup leads are also tapped to introduce key findings to the industry via webinars and live events, like MURTEC and MURTEC Executive Summit.
Who's Who In Restaurant Technology
The workgroups provide excellent networking, both supplier-to-supplier and restaurant-to-supplier. You'll get to know top tech talent in our industry, and find out who's who when it comes to getting things done.
Shape The Future of Restaurant Technology
By joining the workgroups, you can shape the future of restaurant technology, using your voice, tech talent and brand influence to produce best practices, technical guidance and standards.
Not an RTN Member Yet?
If you’re not an RTN Member, we invite you to “test drive” the workgroups for up to two sessions. If you decide not to officially join RTN, you will not be permitted to continue participating after your test drive sessions. If you’d like more information on how to become a member of RTN, click here.