Leading Quick-Serve Restaurant Brand Transforms Digital Training

Training Application Boosts Employee Experience

A fast-growing U.S. quick-service restaurant brand revered for its efficiency sought a technology solution to improve its in-store staff training experience. The legacy system suffered from low adoption rates, usability challenges and a strained internal brand perception. Envisioning a revamped training experience, the company aimed for an application featuring fully searchable text, intuitive design and expandability to support future initiatives such as continuing education, product announcements and market tests to pilot new products.

Having invested nearly two years in developing a vision for a new learning experience, the company sought the right partner to develop its application to integrate seamlessly with its existing technology infrastructure. TekStream was that partner.

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Technologies Involved


AWS CloudFront / S3
AWS DynamoDB
AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service
AWS Elasticache
AWS Kendra

TekStream Toolbox

React Native
First and Third-party
API integrations


Solution Objectives

Clearly present a complex model of metadata and procedure information to new employees unfamiliar with the material or the platform.

Ensure a consistent and positive user experience across all device types (desktop, laptop or mobile app) and in shared environments.

Build in expandability and adaptability to support future initiatives such as compliance, gamification and group training modes.

TekStream and the client concepted a new, custom-built Restaurant Learning Experience application to transform staff training. A full platform API, web-based UI design and native app experience were created for the project, with TekStream leading the platform and native architecture, design and development of the project. The company’s in-house brand team designed the UI and worked with TekStream to create seamless workflows. Integrating the APIs with the existing enterprise-wide authentication and authorization platform allowed for direct tie-ins with existing permissions and data models.

Iterative development supported by ongoing feedback loops with business representatives and pilot restaurants allowed for continued improvements and a launch that featured:

  • New, intuitive user experience with a modern look and feel
  • Simple browsing structure with the ability to access any procedure in three clicks
  • Powerful search capabilities with speedy and accurate results
  • Customizable training plans in the form of checklists
  • Full platform and all procedures available in English and Spanish
  • Over 700 procedures, job aids and quality photos

The new digital learning platform achieves the client’s vision of an efficient, intuitive and role-based learning experience.

“TekStream’s ability to understand our requirements and develop an application that fits our technology infrastructure enabled us to transform our employee training program. The fact that 98% of stores recommended a company-wide launch of the pilot serves as a testament to the great work TekStream did in helping us launch it.”

— Quick-Service Restaurant Executive

Key Successes

  • 98% of stores recommended the company-wide launch of the Restaurant Learning Experience application following the pilot in 200 stores.
  • Successful company-wide launch of the new app to 2,800+ locations resulted from a highly collaborative process that leveraged the client’s clear vision and TekStream’s technical expertise and business acumen.
  • Backend APIs were successfully integrated and implemented, and additional improvements to existing enterprise APIs were accomplished.

Customer: Leading QSR brand

Industry: Restaurant

HQ: Atlanta, GA

Revenue: $6.4 billion (2022)

Number of Locations: 2,800+

A fast-growing U.S. quick-service restaurant brand revered for its operating efficiency and clever branding sought a technology solution to improve its in-store staff training experience.