Do you think that companies reward their employees in the best way? Have you ever thought about what will be the perfect way to improve the team’s benefits?

As there are multiple ways to increase employee satisfaction within the company it is not always easy to find the perfect manner to do it. Increasingly, companies are facing the challenge to retain their employees in a context where the competition to recruit new talent and create the best working conditions is rising. Complicated yes, but not impossible. TheFork company, the leading platform in restaurant bookings in Europe and Australia, has launched the Gift Card in three of its main strong markets: France, Spain and Italy which aims to shake up the industry with a new form of gifting.

Let’s start from the beginning, what is TheFork?

Having just celebrated 15 years in the industry, and with more than 420 million guests sent to restaurants, TheFork has transformed the restaurant industry both in users’ and restaurateurs’ life. The platform has led the digitalisation of the sector by offering innovative and modern management for restaurants and has become the favorite booking app for Europeans when dining out.

TheFork, a Tripadvisor company, allows users not only to discover new restaurants and book fast and efficiently but also to benefit from personalized recommendations thanks to the reviews and ratings left by other diners. On the other hand, it also allows restaurants to simplify their management operations enabling them to focus on the core of their business, their cuisine and their customers.

Today, TheFork is the main reference and European leader in online restaurant reservations, with 60,000 partner restaurants in 12 countries, 30 million downloads of its app, 20 million reviews posted by its active community and more than 20 million monthly visits*. Despite all its features and applications for the industry, today we put the spotlight on one of their most innovative launches together with TheFork PAY payment method, the Gift Card.

And what’s TheFork Gift Card?

TheFork Gift Card is a digital & gourmet Gift Card that can be spent in more than 25.000 restaurant partners of TheFork to enjoy and share regional gastronomy, cuisines from the world, high-end experiences and much more. Among other purposes, TheFork Gift Card aims to become a tool for companies to reward their employees at different moments of the year like Christmas, summer or special occasions with an original and perfect gift. This card includes Michelin-awarded Restaurants with a validity of 18 months after purchase which allows the recipients to choose the perfect moment and restaurant to use it.

In this way, the platform launches an innovative system that can definitely help companies to improve the working conditions of their employees in an original but confident way. Offering a reward where the employee can choose where to use it and which is easy to get right because it is difficult for someone not to be excited about a new gastronomic experience, isn’t it?

Following TheFork’s mission, Bringing happiness through amazing dining experiences, the company believes that the Gift Card is the best way to reward and improve employees’ benefits by offering them the opportunity to try new restaurants and discover new flavors and also support the restaurant industry by encouraging people to go and revive the sector.

How does it work?

In order to accept GiftCards, the restaurant partners of TheFork must have activated the digital payment tool of TheFork Pay, an innovative, digital, secure, and contactless mobile payment solution for restaurants to accept standard payments. This e-payment was launched by the company to accelerate the digitalization of the restaurants partnering with the brand. This technology allows TheFork users to pay the bill directly on the TheFork app and restaurants to see the payment directly on their dashboard on TheFork Manager, the management tool for the restaurants easing the experience in the restaurant.

Once again, technology makes us see new possibilities and ways to create different solutions. This time, TheFork with its GiftCard offers companies a new way to improve working conditions and create a strong competitive advantage for their employees in an easy, innovative and creative way.

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