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!
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More customers. Less costs.

How to effectively use Flowcodes to enhance the customer experience.
[Industries - Restaurants] Mobile menus
Mobile menus
Have different menus depending on the time and day? Use smart rules to when and where to send customers.
[Industries - Restaurants] Scan for Wi-Fi
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.
[Industries - Restaurants] Inventory made easy
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.
[Industries - Restaurants] Attract new customers
Attract new customers
Boost take out and delivery orders by displaying a Flowcode in windows or on flyers.
[Industries - Restaurants] Better customer reviews
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!
[Industries - Restaurants] Takeout that brings them back
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.
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.
[Industry - Restaurants] Optimize your ordering with data
"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
Tips for streamlining the front and back of house
QR codes power restaurants in many ways.
Scan for WiFi

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.

Create 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.

More 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!

Track inventory with ease

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.

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.

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.

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.

Key features you get with Flowcode Pro

QR codes are for more than just menus. Check out some features you get with Flowcode Pro.
Create a Custom Code
From colors to logos, create a code built for your brand.
Unlimited Scans
Your Flowcode QR codes have no scan limits and never expire.
Bulk Creation Mode
Generate dozens of QR codes in seconds.
FAQ's for QR codes for restaurants
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Why are restaurants using Flowcode?

Restaurants use Flowcodes to enhance the customer experience by providing a quick, contactless way to:

  1. Pull up menus
  2. Connect to WiFi
  3. Follow social media profiles
  4. Sign up for email lists
  5. Track inventory
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!

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: 

  1. Del Taco
  2. Chic Fil A
  3. NBC
  4. Starbucks
  5. Feeding America
  6. ESPN, and way more. 

That’s because our codes are:

  1. Custom-designed to fit a brand’s image
  2. Are GDPR/CCPA secure
  3. Contain advanced analytics
  4. Come with 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.
Why do restaurants have QR code menus?

At first, restaurants have QR code menus because of the pandemic. However, restaurants quickly learned that QR code menus had many more applications. They realized that these menus: 

  1. Eliminated printing costs
  2. Created a hub where people could both order and pay for food - cutting down on labor.
  3. Allowed for additional marketing opportunities

A physical 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.

Read more about how QR code menus are still relevant.

How do you scan a QR code menu with your phone?

Scanning a QR code menu with your phone takes three steps:

  1. Open the camera app on your phone.
  2. Point the camera at the QR code.
  3. Click the link that populates as you hold your camera.

Read more about how to scan a QR code.

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.

What are the benefits of QR Codes for restaurants?

There are many benefits of QR codes for restaurants. QR codes let you:

  1. Connect with your customers
  2. Manage inventory
  3. Hire new employees
  4. Augment your marketing campaigns
  5. Create contactless ordering capabilities
  6. Streamline ordering and payment, cutting down on labor and time.
How do I go about creating QR codes for inventory tracking?

It’s easy to go about creating QR codes for inventory tracking. Just use Flowcode’s QR code generator and customize the QR’s: color, shape, pattern, destination, and logo.

The next thing you want to do is implement a plan for using them to track inventory. This can be done by following these steps: 

  1. Determine which inventory items you want to track using QR codes. 
  2. Print the QR codes and attach them to the corresponding inventory items. 
  3. Train your staff on how to use a QR code scanning app on their smartphones or tablets. 
  4. When inventory items are received, used, or moved, staff members can scan the QR codes using the app to record the changes in real time.
  5. Set up a central inventory database where you can collect and store the data from the QR code scans. 
  6. Use the data to identify trends, track usage patterns, identify discrepancies, and make data-driven decisions to optimize your restaurant's inventory management processes.
  7. Use data to inform necessary actions such as reordering, adjusting stock levels, reducing waste, or improving processes to effectively manage your restaurant inventory.

Flowcode’s API integrates into a myriad of inventory management systems, allowing for easy deployment of a QR code inventory management system.

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.

Talk to a Flowcode representative to talk more about creating codes for inventory tracking.