Danny Meyer clearly sees himself as a progressive innovator in the restaurant world – and the actions his company Union Square Hospitality Group has taken in recent years certainly backs that up. He’s made headlines for everything from eliminating tipping to turning Shake Shack into a billion dollar behemoth to, just this week, announcing paid parental leave for employees. If you casually compared him and his company to other famed visionaries – for instance, Steve Jobs and Apple – I’m guessing he wouldn’t vehemently object.
So it’s not necessarily surprising that for Union Square Hospitality’s latest innovation, the company has decided to take advantage of a piece of technology produced by the aforementioned tech giant. Yesterday, Meyer announced a plan to integrate Apple Watches into operations at his acclaimed Union Square Cafe, which will reopen next month, with the wearable tech set to adorn every single floor manager and sommelier in the establishment.