TORONTO, August 27, 2018 – A new partnership between Restaurants Canada, the largest association representing foodservice and hospitality businesses in Canada, and blueRover Inc., a leader in the Internet of Things technology space, is introducing game-changing food delivery technology to the Canadian market.

Available exclusively through Restaurants Canada, the Continuous Temperature Food Delivery System empowers foodservice businesses to ensure the same great dine-in quality, temperature and food safety for their delivery and off-site customers.

“This technology will keep businesses one step ahead of food safety risks,” said Shanna Munro, President and CEO of Restaurants Canada, “Delivery bags that allow GPS tracking, time and temperature monitoring mean they’ll be able to catch and prevent potential problems in real time — plus they’ll have automated records of every off-site encounter with their products. It really is a great way for foodservice operators and third-party delivery companies to protect their brands and protect their customers.”

Features of the Continuous Temperature Food Delivery System include:

• Delivery bags in a variety of sizes, from front-loading to full-size catering units
• Temperature control units, for both heating and cooling
• Quick-connect power cords and adapters for multi-bag usage
• Moisture management technology — controls moisture and condensation
• Real-time GPS tracking, time and temperature monitoring to a SafeFood.blue dashboard
• File and archive management of daily delivery reports to track food deliveries
• System adaptability to retrofit existing delivery bags
• Custom branding of delivery bags

“We look forward to working with Restaurants Canada to provide best-in-class services to their members,” said Loreto Saccucci, CEO of blueRover. “This Internet of Things solution ensures the optimal temperature of food is maintained to its destination through our heated and monitored container, providing complete visibility. Gone are cold soggy meals — our technology provides a fresh, hot and safe alternative.”

Foodservice businesses are increasingly being challenged to deliver high-quality, safe dining experiences to customers outside traditional brick-and-mortar establishments. Off-premise restaurant traffic is on the rise, as indicated by a 26 per cent increase between 2015 and 2017. And now that millennials are the largest category of foodservice spenders in Canada, they are driving up demand for third-party delivery, which rose by 66 per cent from 2016 to 2017.

Click here to learn more about the Continuous Temperature Food Delivery System and other food safety system offerings available to members of Restaurants Canada, or call 1-800-387-5649 ext. 8006 and speak to a Member Services representative.

 

About Restaurants Canada
Restaurants Canada (formerly CRFA) is a growing community of more than 30,000 foodservice businesses, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and suppliers. We connect our members from coast to coast, through services, research and advocacy for a strong and vibrant restaurant community. Canada’s restaurant industry is an $85 billion industry, directly employs 1.2 million Canadians, is the number one source of first jobs and serves 22 million customers every day.

About blueRover
A leader in the Internet of Things, blueRover is engineering unique and customized business solutions, by combining sensor technology, data intelligence, and automated processes, within a secure, scalable, and open architecture platform. With blueRover technology, data is collected in an infinite stream from your business environments, and processed, presented and reported to you within a scalable, internet based platform.

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