Ten Kites, the digital menu-publishing platform, has formed a new strategic partnership with recipe and menu management software specialist, IndiCater, aimed at improving access to accurate nutrition and allergen-compliant data in the leisure industry.
Sports and fitness chain David Lloyd Leisure is among the companies already rolling out the technology across its sites.
The companies claim the alliance highlights the need for greater transparency on dining provision across the sector and also growing demand from on-the-go club members looking to access menus and nutritional information from onsite restaurants and caterers via multiple channels and devices.
The partnership allows businesses to create recipes and publish their menus instantly with up-to-date allergen and nutritional data, presented in an interactive and consumer-friendly way.
Consistency of allergens updates published across multiple channels, devices and apps in real time, also gives greater peace of mind to hospitality and catering firms. Both platforms have also been integrated to ensure compliance with current and potentially future legislation.
David Lloyd Leisure is one operator that is already benefiting from this partnership having used IndiCater’s recipe management software for a number of years and, more recently, benefiting from the integration and additional features of Ten Kites’ advanced menu-publishing platform.
As a result, club members are now able to view menus via the app or website and can easily search or filter dishes dependent on allergies or dietary requirements.
As the menu-publishing system links directly to the live recipe management software, updates to dishes are automated so there is no need to alter menus when ingredients, calories or recipes change.
Jonny Stevens, sales director at Ten Kites, said: “The two systems integrate especially well for the leisure sector. Making this information more accessible is becoming extremely important in today’s health-conscious world. Just as people want to understand from an ethical perspective, where their food comes from, they also want to know what it contains, whether that is related to an intolerance, a dietary preference or a more serious life-threatening allergy, there is little room for error.
“An informed customer always enjoys a richer experience and working with IndiCater we are helping to simplify the process of publishing menus as well as keeping consumers educated on the choices they make.”