Taco John's Taps IoT Firm to Boost Food Safety
Taco John’s is making available to all of its U.S. chain restaurants the Digi International task management and food temperature monitoring solution. Digi is an IoT services provider.
With a history stretching back to 1969, today Taco John's operates nearly 400 corporate-owned and franchised quick-service restaurants in 23 states, making it one of the largest Mexican QSR brands in America.
With this agreement, Taco John's can implement Digi's advanced tech-supported service to ensure that its restaurants deliver to customers the highest levels of food quality and safety. Digi's state-of-the-art solution automates food temperature monitoring and task logging to greatly simplify the effort for employees while ensuring public health compliance.
From an operational standpoint Taco John's locations can leverage Digi to modernize the manual red book log of paper checklists so managers can be more effective and efficient, allowing them to focus more of their time on food quality and the guest experience.
"A key goal of our technology modernization initiative is to provide the best tools available throughout all locations to maximize customer satisfaction and maintain our commitment to provide safe, healthy food to all communities," said Rocky Clark, vice president of operations, Taco John's International, Inc.
Digi Smart Solutions address the day-to-day issues of maintaining product quality and safety while lowering costs and achieving overarching goals of higher customer satisfaction and brand reputation with solutions specifically optimized for foodservice, transportation and logistics, and healthcare and pharmacy. Designed to deliver real-time insights, Digi Smart Solutions provides a subscription-based service that continuously and wirelessly monitors task management activities and the temperature of perishable, high-value goods. Digi Smart Solutions provides centralized oversight of food safety processes, improves operational efficiencies, and provides chain of custody verification.
Digi Smart Solutions are comprised of handheld probes, wireless sensors, gateways and software that allows temperature data and tasks to be monitored, logged, and retrieved. Additionally, the solutions offer an open API for integration into back-office systems. Digi Smart Solutions are available in a variety of subscription-based models for HACCP and NIST environments, and require no capital expense. Hardware and software are included as part of the subscription with information hosted on servers managed by Digi.