Outdoor WiFi for Restaurants Ordering amid the COVID 19 Restrictions

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a game changer when it comes to how restaurants serve food to customers on a takeout basis. It has caused a re-evaluation of how we all get our food as dining in has for the time being – become a less, if rarely, used option.

Starbucks recently announced it will expedite the rollout of its new “Pickup” store concept, powered by mobile ordering, in response to the pandemic. It will also expand access to curbside pickup, drive-thru, and walk-up counters in less dense, suburban markets. These types of services, as well as line busting (the process of shortening or eliminating check-out lines by removing customers from the main line and allowing them to pay at a different area from the main checkout), will require outdoor WiFi in order to be an efficient process.

So, what wireless options are available to facilitate these services?

Extending Indoor WiFi to Outside –

Many restaurants and fast food establishments already have indoor WiFi that can be used for outdoor services. This would be the least expensive option as there is no cost associated with using the existing WiFi to broadcast outside and it is the easiest to implement.

While cost may be a driving factor for choosing to use this solution but is it possible to get a more reliable signal outside to cover the areas where you will be performing services like curbside pickup, drive-thru, and outdoor dining.

If your customers are ordering from their cars – WiFi signal reliability is a MUST, and your current indoor WiFi was probably designed to only cover the dining area and the signal does not travel far outside of the restaurant. So, the overall performance will be poor at worst and unreliable at best.

Advanced Network Connections has a wide range of wireless infrastructure products, including antennas, enclosures, and cabling solutions to provide the optimum outdoor WiFi experience for all the food orders, from curbside pickup to the parking lots. Now, any restaurant can take orders and keep customers coming back with outstanding, reliable WiFi from Advanced Network Connections.

 If you think your business is ready to take the next step in keeping customers coming in to place orders for food – Call today (508-297-2632) to ask for a FREE Site Survey and Estimate to have the most reliable WiFi 24/7 365 days a year – find out why so many businesses chose Advanced Network Connections to help them be more productive.


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