Bethlehem startup’s partnership gives restaurants new tool in pandemic struggle –

Southside Bethlehem-based UBMe already offered an app for restaurant customers to check-in upon arrival and collect orders to-go, completely contact-free in the age of the coronavirus pandemic.

Now the tech startup has announced a partnership that builds on the app and offers restaurants automatic printing of online orders.

The printers are made by Star Micronics, an international company with domestic offices in Somerset, New Jersey.

The idea is to ensure no order goes unfilled, or delayed by overstretched staff.

“Automatic printing of ordering will be a major technological advancement in the restaurant industry, and this partnership and launch is very exciting for us,” UBMe CEO and co-founder Val Arzunian said in a news release. “We look forward to seeing the impact it has on local businesses and the positive responses.”

UBMe is based in the Pi: Partnership for Innovation business incubator run by the Bethlehem Economic Development Corp. at 520 Evans St.

In addition to the company’s curbside communication platform for restaurants, Bethlehem Health Bureau has said it will use the technology to check people in virtually at vaccination clinics.

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