Pubs Taverns & Bars

Hotel bar, Pub, Tavern, Wine bar, Night club

The Accommodation and Food sector is made up of businesses in pubs, cafes and restaurants, takeaway food, juice bars, catering services, hotels, motels, caravan parks and clubs.

The sector includes 94,300 organisations, and employs 872,800 people.

Accommodation and Food is a large and growing industry with 108,400 new jobs added over the past five years.

The sector is very competitive and growth has been influenced by the foodie culture promoted on television and in social media. There are very few direct technology threats to jobs in Cafes and Restaurants, Hotels, Motels, Pubs and Clubs.

Facts & Figures

Employment: 872,800

Sector Opportunity & Threat

Organisations: 94,300 Employing 56% Self-employed 44%
Remuneration: Avg Salary $29,224 Avg weekly $562
 

Opportunity

Pubs, Taverns and Bar service involves a high degree of person-to-person engagement, supported by a wide variety of software and technology tools.

Stock management systems are useful in controlling waste, tracking menu choices and margins. And social media is an important engagement tool for customer engagement and finding staff.

Food has already seen the automation of meal delivery, interactive tables and even robot wait staff. Technology is now transforming cocktail bars, with virtual reality allowing customers to watch their drink being prepared on their phone.

Threat

Threats to the sector are largely challenges to different aspects of business operations – in online search, booking, ordering and delivery. 

 

Disruptive influences or technologies

Business cases


  • Automation in cocktail bars and restaurants

    The food and beverage industry is highly competitive, and technology allows businesses to take the drinking experience to new levels.

    Food has already seen the automation of meal delivery, interactive tables and even robot wait staff. Technology is now transforming cocktail bars, with virtual reality allowing customers to watch their drink being prepared on their phone.

    Spyce is the world’s first restaurant featuring a robotic kitchen that cooks complex meals to order. Founded by four MIT graduates with a vision to reinvent fast casual dining, and led by the culinary talent of Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud and Sam Benson, Spyce offers wholesome and delicious meals at $7.50 in three minutes or less.

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