Our QB Maps add-on has quickly become one of our fastest growing Add-Ons, and when you think about it, this should come as no surprise. In recent years, companies like Amazon, Uber, and Dominos (amongst many others) have started leveraging GPS satellites to improve the quality of their service. This shift is one that we took notice of, and has served as a catalyst for us to emphasize further development of this Add-On. While the companies listed above use GPS as a means for customers to track their deliveries, TGI Fridays provides a great example of another valuable way to leverage GPS technology.
TGI Fridays stores the addresses of all their restaurants within their Quickbase application. By installing QB Maps into the table that contains these locations, they can quickly view them all on a Google Map with a single click of a button.
This button allows them to instantly get an overview of the competitive landscape when presented with an opportunity to open a new restaurant location. With the help of the QB Maps radius feature, they can opt to only view restaurants that fall within a certain distance of the potential new location. (see below)
(the picture above was recreated by us and is not an actual screenshot that came from TGI Fridays' Quickbase application)
In doing so, they can quickly make an educated decision on whether or not buying the property for the location in question is a worthwhile investment. If there are already enough locations nearby, they opt against it. On the other hand, if they feel that the area can use another restaurant, they move forward with the new location. Additionally, QB Maps allows them to easily scroll through as much distance as they’d like to help identify new opportunities that have not yet considered.
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