If you aren’t currently offering online ordering to your guests, look for providers that can get you up and running as fast as possible. You may not need all the bells and whistles of a full ordering platform right now. Rather, it’s important to find providers who can quickly deliver a functional website that's viewable on both desktop and mobile. Your technology partner should also be able to help you quickly and accurately configure all aspects of the website, including menu, pricing and branding.
Making the pivot to online as your sole channel for ordering can not only help you sustain your business in the current climate, but it can also help enable future growth when life returns to normal. As loyal guests rely on ordering from your restaurant via their phone or computer, they may very well prefer that option going forward—and it sets you up for successful off-premise, multi-channel operations in the future.