Healthy food-to-go outlet Tossed has opened what it claims is Europe’s first entirely cashless store, in London.
The new store, on Coleman Street, is fitted with 15 self-service kiosks that take payment by credit or debit card, contactless or Apple Pay. Tossed hopes to roll out the self-service kiosks across its 26 food outlets, and is part of a long-term strategy by the healthy food retailer to “streamline” its front-of-house operations.
The firm has funded this new initiative with investment cash raised from its successful crowdfunding round on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs last September – it raised £1.27m from 661 new shareholders.
Vincent McKevitt, founder of Tossed, said: “Most operators face speed and capacity issues at lunchtime, but ours are intensified because we make our food fresh-to-order and most guests like to customise their food to suit their health and taste requirements.
“This unique point-of-sale solution allows our team to focus their energy on our speed of production.”