Two Manchester-based entrepreneurs have launched a food and drink ordering app for the hospitality trade offering a complete in-venue solution, in a sector that has had to heavily adapt following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The no-download app, named Peazi, has been developed over the last 12 months by tech specialist, David Pickering, who previously sold his tech-based business to Peak AI, and Niels Nielsen who heads up GS Systems, supplying EPOS systems to the same industry.
The app has been successfully placed in sites across the UK, including at social hotspots Dukes92 and Baa Bar. With the adaptations these venues have had to put in place since reopening post-Covid, the process of ordering in a safely manner directly from the consumer’s table has become a crucial part of the eating out process and part of the ‘new normal’.
The customer simply scans a QR code provided on their table which takes them to the venue’s full food and drink menu to allow selections and payment all from their phone. This enables limited contact with the waiting staff and provides a safer and simpler experience during these testing times.
The app is supported by artificial intelligence and can be bespoke branded to each venue, positioning it as a market leader. In addition to the app being used by customers in-venue, it can arrange orders for collection and delivery and accepts all payments, creating a no-fuss, full service solution.
David Pickering, co-founder of Peazi, said: “We started developing Peazi back in 2019, before we knew how this year would pan out! The app has become even more integral to the hospitality trade to enable the sector to fully open in line with the essential guidelines.
“We wanted to provide a branded solution for venues, as well as something that was easy to use and beneficial to the customer. We believe we’ve achieved this with Peazi and look forward to growing the brand”
Local branding and design agency, Creative Spark, took on the brief and brought the Peazi brand to life through colourful imagery and playful iconography.
The company is currently seeking investment to support its ambitious marketing and international growth plans.