Is it worth providing Android tablets to restaurants?

Put frankly, replacing waiters with tablet pc’s is really a horrible idea, particularly in an financial climate as anxious as one we presently find ourselves in. Lots of people would lose their positions and, if that does not trouble you, the restaurant business itself could well finish up taking a dive as a effect. 

A superb waiter enhances your evening in the exact same way a live show is that much better than sitting back and watching TV. Once the novelty of tablet pc-waiters ebbs away, customers will grasp that the process is exactly the same as ordering a takeaway on the web; except that once they order online they don’t automatically require to wear pants. Gain: Takeaway.

However, my opinion on the subject isn’t why you requested the title. So, in reply to your question , the best Android tablet pc’s with the restaurant biz are not in fact Android tablets, but have now been produced by a startup known as E La Carte. In accordance with Annie Lowrey of Slate.com, this California-based company, 

“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 explain how it all works, so I’ll reprint it here: 

“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 product assists bistros to differentiate itself, that’s hard to disagree with, until you appreciate that once upon a time there was almost certainly only one restaurant that had wild, vulgar crap throughout its walls and all of the others copied that model, so as to better ‘differentiate’ themselves. 

Not to be bested, however, Android POS, built by Accupos is definitely an app particularly designed for restaurants to make use of in a similar way to the E La Carte tablet. It might work out cheaper than the E La Carte alternative, if you’re a restaurant owner looking to purchase. 

Will these innovative devices catch on? Only time will tell, but I am guessing that ultimately we will get back Human servers, if only to have somebody else to network with on those awkward dates.