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Richard Johnson

Welsh Wizardry

It’s been tough, running the biggest street food competition in the world in the midst of a pandemic. But we’ve managed – registration in advance for tickets (to allow for track and trace), with hand sanitiser and floor markings on site, and traders all PPEd up to the nines. But the move towards contactless payment has been a lifesaver. Literally. So we’re very, very happy to welcome SumUp on board as a sponsor of the 2020 Awards. And working with at-table ordering systems has minimised the amount of movement. We used apps in Nottingham with Street Food Club, and we’re doing it again in Cardiff for the 2020 Welsh Street Food Awards supported by Hellmann’s. Hosted by our old friends at Street Food Circus. Say hello to Yoello.

For the Awards, Welsh fintech startup Yoello are creating a tailored QR code that guests can scan to link through to the Yoello web-app, where they will be able to browse the menus of the finalists and order food and drink directly to their tables. No app downloads needed. Sina Yamani, CEO of Yoello, says, “The app works perfectly to allow for social distancing in these busy environments, with people no longer having to queue for their chosen vendor, whilst being able to still enjoy the buzzing atmosphere and delicious variety that street food venues encompass. The only problem is deciding which food you’re going to eat!”