Subway today unveiled an all-new "fresh forward" redesign coming to 12 pilot locations at its restaurants throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, which includes self-order kiosks in select locations that support checking out via Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. Subway has long supported Apple Pay as a payments option during the traditional check-out process in its restaurants.
The new kiosks will allow customers to browse Subway's full menu, craft their sandwich order, and then check out with a credit card, debit card, Apple Pay, or Samsung Pay.
There will be a designated food preparation and pick-up area for orders made through the new kiosks, on the Subway mobile app, and with Facebook Messenger's Subway chatbot. The company said that this will help speed up food preparation time for both digital orders and for customers waiting in the basic check-out line.
Digital: Self-order kiosks in select locations, digital menu boards and, as always, Apple and Samsung Pay options. Guests enjoy a speedy Subway® experience with a separate food preparation area and a designated pre-order pick-up location for kiosk, mobile app, delivery, catering and bot for Messenger orders.
The Subway redesign will also include dining areas with USB charging ports so customers can fuel up their smartphones and tablets while they eat, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, menu changes, and new decor.
The "fresh forward" Subway design is launching today at the following locations: Tamarac, FL; Orlando, FL (2 locations); Winter Park, FL; Chula Vista, CA; Knoxville, TN; Palmview, TX; Hillsboro, OR; Vancouver, WA; Beauport, QC; Granby, QC; and Manchester, U.K.
Subway said that, "Many elements of the new brand identity will be worldwide by the end of 2017."
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This time around even skilled jobs are at risk of automation. Computers are getting good at reading documents and analyzing data. Humans will adapt but it will hurt some people and help others along the way.
[doublepost=1500306630][/doublepost] It accelerates the process, though.
The WSJ had an op-ed today that suggested that schools prioritize teaching coding over other subjects such as foreign languages.
It's still Apple related news, being Subway is is a long supporter of Apple Pay, contrary to not being related directly to Apple products or insider information, but you already acknowledged it by stating :
"Take away the Apple Pay and this story is "mediocre sandwich chain does stuff unrelated to apple."
Again, if you didn't have an Apple Pay relation to Subway, then there be no point in this article is existence, but it's still related no matter how view it, you just don't agree with it.
This. I don't get these things. I used one yesterday and had to sit around waiting for several long minutes for one of the reps to come by and verify I bagged everything correctly because the machine sensed extra weight in the bagging area. She didn't even verify anything, just put in her key, typed in a code, and ran off to the other misbehaving self checkouts.
What sucks is ... Target now has even FEWER manned checkout lanes than they used to thanks to these self checkouts. Out of their 20+ checkouts only one or two has a person at it.
I don't like this trend but I can see how it is inevitable.