Wednesday, November 16, 2011

QR's in the Restaurant

I see barcodes everywhere. Here are a couple of thoughts.
  • On the way in, put a QR link to your carryout menu. People walk in all the time to check out the menu, this way they get to take it home with them.
  • Put a QR code on the table tent (is that what they are called?) which is linked to a form so the customers can complement the chef... yes, its a gutsy move. People may be more likely to file a complaint! But if somethings wrong in your restaurant, dont you want to know?
  • Is there a problem with this bathroom? Post a QR code with a "Needs Attention" button (this can trigger a text message to someone who cares!) Or, have your attendants scan the code instead of writing in an easily faked log sheet.
  • At the bar, post some QR codes linked to a multi-media presentation of some fancy cockails. What's in a Sex on the Beach anyway? its not like the bartender can even hear my question anyway! Let the QR code do the talking.
  • Again at the bar, what bands are playing next week anyway? Scan it and find out.
  • On the way out, put a QR code on the door linked to specials and events, so your customers come back!
  • Your begging your customers to follow you on facebook right? Get instant gratification by linking them immediately to your page.
  • On the way out... do you have more locations... show them a list
  • Dont open till noon? a code on the door will let them leave you a message, maybe place a lunch order?
Pick and choose wisely, too many codes may spoil the broth!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Welcome to the thatQRcode blog!

Greetings folks, our quick QR code generation site went live this week with much fanfare! We called the event "Bourbon and Barcodes" and celebrated at our favorite local establishment.

Our mission is to allow our customers to be able to quickly generate a QR code, print it, post the code on the wall/window/table/door of their establishment and receive feedback from smartphone users... all in less than 5 minutes! Please try it at:

Right now, our service is free, and you can generate one code per email address. We are scanning good ideas for our "premium" services to be launched soon. Please follow our blog and spread the word!