QR Codes for Restaurants
Simplify the customer experience with QR codes
QR codes are more than contactless menus. You can save printing costs, increase tips, get better reviews and so much more. Learn how Flowcode QR codes can increase profits and save you time below!
Enhance the dining experience with Flowcode
Not all QR codes are created equally. There’s a reason Flowcodes are used in restaurants around the world.
More customers. Less costs.
How to effectively use Flowcodes to enhance the customer experience.
Have different menus depending on the time and day? Use smart rules to when and where to send customers.
Attract new customers
Boost take out and delivery orders by displaying a Flowcode in windows or on flyers.
Scan for Wi-Fi
Customers no longer need to ask for Wi-Fi info or search a menu to find it. They can scan a Flowcode and seamlessly connect to your network.
Takeout that brings them back
Instead of adding expensive inserts to your deliveries, add a Flowcode QR code to your takeout containers that links to your menu, specials, or your phone number.
Better customer reviews
Make it easy for your customers to leave you a 5 star review. Create and display a Flowcode QR code that sends customers to Yelp and Google to praise your chef!
Inventory Made Easy
Tired of the clip board and manual inventory? Place Flowcode QR stickers throughout your supply rooms to easily scan to input current stock. Now, everyone on staff can let you know when supplies are low.
Optimize your ordering with data
Flowcode QR codes give you robust data and insights. Learn how you should be ordering and staffing to reduce waste.
Print your QR menus and signage
Upgrade your QR displays with Flowcode's water-resistant and affordable designs. From table tents to coasters, we’ve got you covered.
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Connect with customers in the offline, get a custom designed code, own your data.
Custom Designed Code
Receive a custom Flowcode, created by our in-house designers to match your brand.
Your Flowcode QR codes have no scan limits and never expire.
Create up to 100 Flowcodes with your Flowcode Pro membership.
Pro members can create 5 Flowpages, our customizable link-sharing pages.
Enhanced analytics to let you see scans by date, day of week, time, and device.
Bulk Code Creation
Save time and create up to 50 Flowcodes at ones, all with different scan destinations.
Streamline the front and back of house
Read why QR codes for restaurants are more than just menus...
When most people think QR codes for restaurants, they think menus. However, using QR codes in restaurants is much more; saving time and costs across the spectrum of restaurant activities. For example, QR codes in restaurants can streamline marketing, inventory, hospitality, take-out, ordering, and more.
Aesthetics matters. Always.
In ways, running a restaurant is an art. QR code design can be too. That’s why we work with a team of artists to ensure that your custom QR code design fits the atmosphere and aesthetic of your brand. Flowcode’s branded QR codes stick out compared to typical (boring) black-and-white ones, meaning better attention, and higher engagement.
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Flowcode’s custom QR code design saves time and money in many day-to-day operations, both in the front and back of the house.
- Dynamic menus
Printing menus is expensive. With a QR code restaurant menu, not only do you reduce your printing costs, you bring customers online! Once online, you can retarget them using Meta or Google Ads, solicit reviews, collect emails, offer deals, and way more.
Online menus allow customers to pay their checks directly from their phones, cutting down on labor and turning tables faster. Flowcode is the best QR code for your restaurant menu with all these capabilities.
- Attract new customers
Signs out front of restaurants are nothing new. Flowcode’s custom QR code design allows you to display elegant codes that entice people to learn more. Sure, you could just display regular ol’ printed information, but then you’d be missing out on all the valuable data you could collect using QR codes.
For instance, imagine being able to use the scan data in tandem with Meta Ads to retarget people who expressed interest in your restaurant. Imagine your storefront being a portal to collect people’s emails. Imagine people being able to order right away, freeing up staff and shortening wait times. Imagine how many new customers you’d attract.
- Scan for Wi-Fi
Having customers ask for WiFi can interrupt your flow, especially if you’re busy. Using Flowcode, it’s easy to display a seamless portal to your network where you can also collect emails, marketing data, reviews, and more.
- Takeout that brings them back
Instead of adding expensive inserts to your deliveries, add a Flowcode. Flowcode’s restaurant QR codes can direct customers to reviews, deals, mailing list signups, your website, or even back to your menu.
- Better customer reviews
Make it easy for your customers to leave you a 5-star review. Create and display a Flowcode that sends customers to Yelp and Google to praise your chef!
- Inventory Made Easy
Tired of the clipboard and manual inventory? Place Flowcode QR stickers throughout your supply rooms to easily scan to input current stock. Now, everyone on staff can let you know when supplies are low. Flowcode’s simple interface makes creating QR codes for inventory easy.
QR codes power restaurants in many ways. Read more on our blog.
"Flowcode saves us time and money. They're a godsend. I just print my Flowcode's once, and I never have to think about it again or worry about re-printing. I just update my menus live from their site."
Elias Chocalas, General Manager at Hula Hut
FAQ's for QR codes for restaurants
What are the benefits of QR Codes for restaurants?
QR codes let you connect with your customers, manage inventory, hire new employees, and so much more for the restaurant industry.
Why are restaurants using Flowcode?
Flowcodes enhance the customer experience by providing a quick, contactless way to pull up menus, connect to WiFi, follow social media profiles, and more through their phones.
How do I create a QR code for a restaurant menu?
It’s easy to learn how to create a QR code for a restaurant menu. That’s because Flowcode’s custom QR code design interface is simple and dynamic. All you have to do is register for Flowcode, figure out where you want to send your audience, and design your QR. Flowcode’s custom QR code designs are an aesthetically pleasing way to display your menu to your customers. Flowcode Pro plans allow you to go one step further and work with our in-house team of artists, who create codes artistically tailored to fit your brand, separating them from typical black-and-white QR codes.
Need a printed QR code for your restaurant table? Easily create collateral for your restaurant from our print shop. You can access codes that look good and function perfectly.
NOTE: If you decide to design and print QR codes for your restaurant tables yourself, we recommend that you use the PNG format and don’t change the aspect ratio of the codes. Low quality, warped codes don’t scan. These recommendations ensure that your codes work.
How do I scan a QR menu?
QR code menus can be scanned with most Apple and Android devices. Simply open your phone’s camera, hold it in front of the QR code, then select the link that pops up. It couldn’t be easier!
How do I go about creating QR codes for inventory tracking?
It might surprise you that QR codes were not designed for marketing; they were created by Japanese automaker Denso Wave to track its inventory. That’s because QRs hold more data than a traditional barcode and can be scanned from any direction. Since they allow for more data, you can include a bunch of links to different inventory resources, such as training videos, procedures, logs, and more.
Flowcode’s API integrates into a myriad of inventory management systems, allowing for easy deployment of a QR code inventory management system. Talk to a Flowcode representative to talk more about creating codes for inventory tracking.
Why do restaurants have QR code menus?
At first, QR code menus became popular due to the pandemic, since menus are a contact point for spreading COVID (and we all know what happened when restaurants had outbreaks). Therefore, QR code menus made sense. However, restaurants quickly learned that QR code menus had many more applications. They realized that these menus eliminated printing costs, and created a hub where people could both order and pay for food - cutting down on labor.
Restaurants also realized QR code menu’s digital marketing capabilities. A typical menu doesn’t provide a ton of marketing opportunities, but when people are brought to an online menu, the marketing data and retargeting possibilities blow wide open.
It’s this combination of cost savings and marketing that are the primary reasons why restaurants have QR code menus, even as the pandemic subsides.
How do you scan a QR code menu with your phone?
Scanning a QR code menu with your phone takes three steps. First, open the camera app on your phone. Second, point the camera at the QR code. Third, click the link that populates as you hold your camera.
What's the best QR code for a restaurant menu?
We’re a little biased, but we believe that Flowcode is the best QR code for restaurant menus. Flowcode is used by Del Taco, Chic Fil A, NBC, Starbucks, Feeding America, ESPN, and way more. That’s because our codes are custom designed to fit their brand, are GDPR/CCPA secure, and contain advanced analytics. We also have the best support staff, which is something we’ve invested in way more than our competitors. So if you’re ever having an issue, or want to explore a new integration or feature, we have a team that can help you with this. No other QR code company can say this.
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