Thermodynamics. Applying the physics of heat, work, and temperature is key to delivering hot-out-of-the-oven meals to guests off-premises.
Vol. 11 – November 2020Figure 8 Update
Good morning from the team at Figure 8!
We’re back this month with a new look, but the same bitesized analysis and design for helping you deliver better, faster.
This month’s theme is thermodynamics. Applying the physics of heat, work, and temperature is key to delivering hot-out-of-the-oven meals to guests off-premises. Technology advancements allow for thermal tech to be more widely used and popularized in food delivery, evolving to meet the rising standards for guest experience.
DESIGN: Courier Tech
PRESS: In-Building Ordering
The changing season and dropping temperatures can make hot deliveries even more challenging. So, we looked to the laws of thermodynamics to draw inspiration for delivery.
Here are the top considerations to keep deliveries hot and guests happy:
- Temperature: A higher starting temperature yields a hotter delivery
- Insulation: Slow down the energy exchanged with the air outside
- Time: Shorter travel times mean less opportunity for heat loss