AT&T this week said it is teaming up with Squadle, a company that helps automate restaurant management, to connect its Squadle Checklists service management solution to the Internet of Things (IoT).
According to AT&T, connectivity for Squadle’s solution will allow restaurant managers to remotely monitor tasks, inventory and refrigerator and freezer temperatures. Squadle will alert managers when assigned tasks are incomplete or refrigerator systems are irregular. All information is provided in near real-time, AT&T said.
Squadle users will be connected to AT&T’s mobile network via the carrier’s AT&T Control Center IoT platform, AT&T said. According to Squadle’s website, information from Checklists is stored in the cloud, allowing managers to forego traditional paper logbooks, calendars, equipment records and personnel notebooks.
Squadle’s dashboard can be viewed by managers either on a desktop computer or mobile device.
“The average fast food restaurant is run on paper. This connected solution replaces that outdated and potentially inaccurate method,” Squadle founder and CEO Le Zhang said. “The AT&T IoT platform offers flexibility, scalability and reliability – features that simplify processes for our customers.”
Squadle solutions are currently used by companies including Sonic, Hyatt and Chick-fil-A.