Restaurant tech business, Orderscape.com, is bringing a full food-ordering chatbot to more than 6,000 restaurants in the U.S. early in the second quarter of this year, according to a news release. Foodiebot Voice for Amazon Alexa will launch first, followed by Foodiebot Chat for Facebook Messenger and other chatbot platforms.
The Foodiebot portal is a new sales channel that is scalable to handle millions of restaurants worldwide. The 6,000-plus restaurants signing on at the tech's launch, are getting access to the feature through a partnership with MonkeyMedia Software, creator of cloud-based takeout, delivery and catering software, Monkey.
"There is no precedent for a restaurant technology startup launching with this many restaurants while enabling a new conversational commerce sales channel for an entire industry," Orderscape.com CEO and founder, Michael L. Atkinson, said in a news release. "We are extremely proud to partner with MonkeyMedia Software to bring Foodiebot to its more than 6,000 restaurant clients, integrating seamlessly with its food ordering solution for takeout and delivery."
MonkeyMedia Software President Mo Asgari, added, "Orderscape brings decades of restaurant expertise and a best-of-breed conversational UI to our restaurant partners. Foodiebot creates real value, reaching more customers and generating new revenue in an entirely new way,”"
Customers can access Orderscape's Foodiebot on Amazon Alexa devices initially via custom-branded skills for each restaurant brand partner.