DayMark Safety Systems is introducing what is essentially an “app store” for the food service industry.
Called Gateway, the system includes a number of cloud-based applications, each designed for use in restaurants, quick-service stores and grab-and-go outlets, as well as in noncommercial kitchens, such as those in schools and universities.
“Because these are cloud-based apps, they can be accessed at one or scores of different food service facilities most anywhere in the world,” says Jeff Gayer, vice president of product development for DayMark.
“View these applications as a team, working to help professionals in the [food] industry ensure that the food they serve is safe and healthy, and meets up-to-the-minute regulatory rules and regulations.”
According to Gayer, key to the Gateway system are the following applications:
MenuCommand™: Designed for use at the corporate level, this is a centralized management and communication portal for menu data, training materials, and other information critical to the operation of a food service organization.
MenuPilot™: The MenuPilot app takes information directly from MenuCommand, allowing it to be shared with one or hundreds of food service operators around the globe.
Nutritics Insight: This application analyzes more than 60 different nutrients and food ingredients in recipes, including calories, sugar, salt, vitamins, allergens, and glycemic index. It also provides a complete breakdown of recipe costs, costs per portion, and contribution of individual ingredients.
Matt85™: An optional but highly recommended hardware bundle, the Matt85 includes an Android tablet and a Bluetooth-enabled label printer. It is designed to work seamlessly with the Gateway system and is available exclusively through DayMark.
Gayer adds that along with the individual applications, the Gateway system has several new features that should be welcomed in the food service industry, including:
- Enhanced communication. Shelf life, nutritional facts, allergens, and prep data are stored in the cloud and accessible anytime, anywhere, so food service workers can share the same procedures. This also allows for quick and easy food labeling.
- Real-time updates. Menu changes or new compliance regulations can be communicated to all locations instantly.
- Simplified, company-wide learning. Training videos and recipe cards can be created and shared at all sites, providing consistent and thorough staff training.
- Security. The entire cloud-based system keeps data safe and secure. Plus, all updates are handled automatically over the Internet, eliminating the need for USB drives or downloads from FTP sites.
“DayMark is taking steps to revolutionize kitchen automation,” Gayer says. “We view Gateway as a major step in ensuring food safety, improving worker efficiency, and ringing up more dollar signs in the food service industry.”
For more information on DayMark’s new kitchen automation platform, visit DayMarkSafety.com/automation or call 800-847-0101 toll-free. Visit DayMark at NRA 2018 in booth #806