Hate restaurant QR codes? Here’s why they’re not going away anytime soon


QR menus, typically providing a link to a restaurant’s website, are touchless, limiting the spread of viruses and bacteria among staff and customers. — TNS

Take a seat in a restaurant since March 2020 and chances are you’ve been invited to aim your phone camera on a square black-and-white Rorschach test known as a QR code – short for “quick response” – to make the menu appear on your screen.

What a clever idea, especially in the early days of the pandemic. QR menus, typically providing a link to a restaurant’s website, are touchless, limiting the spread of viruses and bacteria among staff and customers. They are clean. (As clean as your phone is!)

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