Put frankly, replacing waiters with tablet pc’s may be a terrible idea, especially in an economic climate as anxious as the one we currently find ourselves in. A lot of people would lose their jobs and, if that doesn’t bother you, the restaurant commerce itself could well end up taking a dive as a effect.
A fantastic waiter enhances your evening in the exact same way that a live show is that a lot better than sitting back and watching Television. Once the novelty of tablet-servers ebbs away, people will grasp that the process is exactly the same as ordering a takeaway on the internet; except that when they order online they don’t automatically require to wear pants. Benefit: Takeaway.
Yet, my opinion on the issue isn’t why you requested the title. So, in reply to your query, the top Android tablet pc’s with the restaurant biz aren’t actually Android tablet pc’s, but have now been created by a startup known as E La Carte. According to Annie Lowrey of Slate.com, this California-based business,
“Has produced a kind of souped-up iPad that lets you order and pay right at your table. The brainchild of a bunch of MIT engineers, the nifty invention, known as the Presto, might be found at a restaurant near you soon”.
She goes on to elucidate how it all works, so I will reprint it now:
“It works like this. The company manufactures tablet computers with full-day battery lives and a credit-card reader attached. The interface is easy enough for a grade-schooler to use. You select what you want to eat and add items to a cart. Depending on the restaurant’s preferences, the console could show you nutritional information, ingredients lists, and photographs. You can make special requests, like “dressing on the side” or “quintuple bacon.” When you’re done, the order zings over to the kitchen, and the Presto tells you how long it will take for your items to come out. Want a margarita in the meantime? Just add it on the console, and wait for the waiter to bring it. Bored with your companions? Play games on the machine. When you’re through with your meal, you pay on the console, splitting the bill item-by-item if you wish and paying however you want. And you can have your receipt emailed to you”.
According to the developers, the tablet pc facilitates eateries to distinguish themselves, that is difficult to disagree with, until you realize that once upon a time there was probably just one restaurant that had crazy, kitschy crap all over its walls and all the rest imitative that model, so as to better ‘differentiate’ itself.
Never to be outdone, however, Android POS, built by Accupos is definitely an app especially made for eateries to utilize in a similar way to a E La Carte tablet. It might work out less expensive than the E La Carte alternative, if you’re a restaurant proprietor looking to buy.
Will these new devices catch on? Only time will tell, but I’m guessing that eventually we will get back Human waiters, if only to have somebody else to cooperate with on those uncomfortable dates.