Australian Venue Co has announced a collaboration across 50 of their venues with Mr Yum tool, to enhance diners’ menu experience.

The tool – currently free to both customers and venues – uses a customer’s smartphone camera to scan QR codes on the menu to reveal a photo of that dish before you order.

“Mr Yum is turning word-based menus into beautiful digital photo menus so you can see everything before ordering,” said a Mr Yum spokesperson.

No app is required to use the service; iPhone users can scan the QR code by using their phone’s default camera app, and Android users can scan it using Google Lens.

A spokesperson for Australian Venue Co said:

“[We are] excited to partner with Mr Yum to provide our customers with access to a digital and visual version of our menus.

“We’re focused squarely on providing the best possible customer experience in our venues and with Mr Yum we’re really giving our customers complete transparency of the menu to make the ordering process easier and hopefully showcase some items from the menu that people may not have otherwise thought to choose.”

First launched in Melbourne and now available in Sydney, participating venues include Bungalow8, The Rook, and The Winery in Sydney’s Surry Hills plus 50 Australian Venue Co locations across Australia being rolled out in the next few months.

“Mr Yum is simple to use and easy to implement, most importantly it doesn’t have an effect on our workflow and it’s free,” says Jacqui Corbett of The Winery.

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