California Thai chicken specialist finds niche with self-order

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When COVID-19 forced The Chicken Hawkers to close its indoor dining back in May, co-founder Deo Suwan decided it was a good time to introduce a self-order kiosk, along with takeout and third-party delivery, to the Vacaville, California store.

Fortunately, his POS provider, Clover, included an option to integrate Applova kiosk software.

“It’s picking up a lot (more) than before we used the kiosk,” Suwan told Kiosk Marketplace in a recent phone interview.

“It’s got the image of the food, and is easy for them to pay,” he said.

Suwan and his partners — Bua Deva and Lui Kancatta — launched The Chicken Hawkers two years ago mainly as a takeout restaurant after operating a more traditional restaurant with a more extensive menu, Thai Canteen, in Davis.

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