BYOD™ to Provide GUEST PROTECT™ Contact Tracing Tool to TRUST20™ Certified Restaurants

Claudia Saric

March 18, 2021

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MIDLAND, MI (March 18, 2021) - In response to the growing demand for an easy to use and secure contact tracing tool for dine-in restaurants BYOD™ Inc. of Midland, MI to provide the GUEST PROTECT™ contact tracing tool to TRUST20™ Certified Restaurants at no additional cost to the operator.

Trust20 is an upgraded safety and certification program for restaurants designed to create safer spaces for staff and diners. Trust20 Certified Restaurants receive guidance from qualified specialists on their health and safety practices making their space more attractive to diners, and providing peace of mind to their employees.

GUEST PROTECT™ is a fast and easy way for diners to securely provide their contact information to restaurants and immediately access the restaurants’s home page or menu.  It eliminates many touch points between the diner and restaurant staff that occur when paper logs and pens are used to collect this data and eliminates the need for one time use menus.

The platform uses any smartphone device with a camera to scan a QR code that is unique to each individual TRUST20™ Certified Restaurant.  The diner then enters their contact information and submits their encrypted data to an Amazon Web Services Cloud storage environment for retrieval by the health authorities, if required.  The process takes less than 20 seconds to finish and can be completed by the diner or restaurant staff.  On the first day of GUEST PROTECT’s™ launch, over 400 diners were registered to the platform. 

“We are excited to boost the Trust20™ voice as diners across the country look to foodservice industry experts for more effective health and safety procedures when dining out,” said Nick Florek, General Manager of TRUST20™.  “GUEST PROTECT™ provides a quick and secure way for diners to provide their contact details in a matter of seconds. As the tool increases awareness and minimizes human contact, we see this partnership as a key enabler and support mechanism of the Trust20 tactics.”

“In the restaurant business, people don’t see all the measures that are taken behind the scenes, but they have always trusted that the right protocols are in place,” said Dave Dittenber, Owner & Founder  of BYOD™. “TRUST20™ defines the new normal, and that means more transparency between the restaurant and diner.  Using GUEST PROTECT™  shows diners that restaurants are doing what they need to do in order to create a safer environment..”

To take advantage of this product offer or to certify your restaurant see Trust20's Certification information

For more information about GUEST PROTECT™ see

About TRUST20
is the new standard of restaurant safety and diner comfort, based on 20 tactics by health and safety experts. Supported by Gordon Food Service and General Mills, Trust20 provides an independently verified certification of restaurant practices, training, and other resources to help restaurants create safe, healthy, and welcome spaces for diners.

About  BYOD™ Inc. and GUEST PROTECT™
BYOD™ is a Midland, MI based Virtual Restaurant Manager powered by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Combining advanced analytics with deep learning from IoT technologies. Our platform measures restaurant performance and provides real-time actionable smart alerts to reduce costs, increase revenue and support consistent operation.  BYOD™ has developed the Protect Suite of tools-TEMP PROTECT™, GUEST PROTECT™ and EVENT PROTECT™ to help restaurants and event spaces reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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