Cantaloupe expands its GlobalConnect partnership to offer micro market kiosk program

April 19, 2023
The introduction of the Bistro to Go! By Cantaloupe kiosks expands GlobalConnect’s branded micro market solutions for all its U.S.-based affiliates.

Cantaloupe Inc., a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions for self-service commerce, announced an expanded partnership with GlobalConnect, a North American leading provider of contactless breakrooms, markets, vending and pantry services. The partnership offers GlobalConnect’s affiliate network of U.S.-based operators a unique micro market kiosk program called Bistro to Go! By Cantaloupe.

Bistro to Go! By Cantaloupe combines Cantaloupe’s leading Seed software platform and Yoke self-checkout kiosks into a complete end-to-end micro market solution for GlobalConnect’s affiliate network. This combined offering makes Cantaloupe a preferred partner for vending and micro market management software.

“We are excited to partner with GlobalConnect on the Bistro to Go! By Cantaloupe kiosk program,” Ravi Venkatesan, CEO of Cantaloupe, said in the announcement. “By pairing our Yoke kiosks with our comprehensive Seed platform for vending and micro market management, GlobalConnect affiliates can reap the benefits of a feature-rich self-checkout experience while maximizing ROI for their micro markets.”

The introduction of the Bistro to Go! By Cantaloupe kiosks expands GlobalConnect’s branded micro market solutions for all its U.S.-based affiliates. One of the biggest benefits of the program is the seamless user experience for the end consumer.

“We’ve made integration a priority for the Bistro to Go! By Cantaloupe kiosk program,” Venkatesan added in the announcement. “Current Bistro to Go! consumers using the USConnect Me app will fully enjoy the same great app features they are used to, such as stored value cards and loyalty programs. Because the integration is turnkey, existing Bistro to Go! consumer account users won’t notice a difference when using a Bistro to Go! By Cantaloupe kiosk. It’s a win-win for the operators and their consumers.”

The Bistro to Go! By Cantaloupe program aims to offer GlobalConnect affiliates a cost-effective micro market kiosk option that is simple to install, easy to operate and provides a quick return on investment.

“The first Bistro to Go! By Cantaloupe kiosk we installed was in our state-of-the-art training facility,” Jeff Whitacre, CEO of GlobalConnect, said in the announcement. “We found that everyone loved the kiosk’s robust features, acceptance of the USConnectMe app and seamless integration into Cantaloupe’s Seed platform. We are excited to offer this program to our affiliates and know that with access to a full micro market solution, they will be able to deliver an exceptional Bistro to Go! experience every time.”

GlobalConnect brings breakroom experiences to clients across North America and in the U.K. and is rapidly adding additional locations. Its corporate foodservice clients enjoy consistent quality and service offerings, customized branded micro market and vending solutions, plus unified reporting across all locations. GlobalConnect’s Bistro to Go! By Cantaloupe provides convenient self-service kiosks, with an array of high-quality fresh foods, upscale coffee and beverage stations and a wide variety of snacks and convenience items, with contactless payment self-checkout.

The Bistro to Go! By Cantaloupe kiosk is fully customizable to fit any company’s space, tastes and resources. Menu items are based on employee preference, and GlobalConnect monitors satisfaction through regular surveys to easily adjust the menu to suit employees’ desires. 


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