Leading Quick-Service Restaurant

Improving software delivery speed and quality with AWS.

Leading quick-service restaurant improves speed and quality of software delivery across its global network.

At a Glance

Improved quality outcomes by 10X for one of the world’s largest quick-service restaurant (QSR) chains by modernizing how its in-restaurant technology is tested and deployed globally. Credera created a virtualized testing approach, enabling our client to dynamically spin up virtual restaurants in AWS and quickly test new Point-of-Sale (POS) code efficiently, across multiple regional configurations in parallel.

The Challenge

Global software delivery speed and quality roadblocks.

A global quick-service restaurant (QSR) brand needed to quickly improve the speed and quality of software delivery across its restaurant network​. Deployments had traditionally taken many months and involved hundreds of defects in both code and configuration​. The manual testing on physical restaurant hardware was not scalable for the global restaurant needs.

The Solution

AWS automated testing solution.

Credera built an automated testing environment in AWS to rapidly test the quality of new builds and configuration changes​. The Credera team used Terraform and PowerShell to automate “one push” provisioning and configuration of virtual restaurants using EC2. After tests run and results are captured, the environment is destroyed to save cost.

The Results

New, global digital capabilities implemented more quickly.

Credera helped the client improve software delivery quality and implement frequent releases of valuable new digital capabilities to franchise owners​. Results included:

  • Improved code quality for the first market by 10X

  • Decreased time spent creating environments from days to minutes

  • Increased speed to market by completing test runs faster

  • Configuration specific issues were caught earlier in release cycle

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