IPad App Using it to menu order in a Restaurant
Place your restaurant order with an IPad
IPad. Therefore I want Fish-It's only taken a few weeks and already the use of the new Apple iPad has got to new possibly unforeseen uses.
I can only imagine ordering a menu item using the IPad; Is this a new fad or what ?
Is it just a marketing ploy to give Diners something to cackle about when they get to the office? I wonder. I think it will help at least in the short term if the iPad app works well if it does not then its a disaster.Yes you have read this story is correct Diners visiting Global Mundo Tapas in the North Sydney Rydges Hotel, you’ll be presented with an iPad which runs a special menu app made for the said restaurant instead of the normal printed menu cards that you’ll find elsewhere.
This idea I know sounds crazy. What if you press the wrong button what if this or what if that. Only time will tell how efficient and worthwhile the iPad application they have for this restaurant works. Will it really make service quicker and more efficient. I remain sceptical. I mean what are waiters for? How will older people who are not computer savvy handle it ? To me it will cause more problems than they are Worthy I mean. What happens if someone puts it under there jumper and walks out with them ? but if you think about it for a minute, it is not only entertaining and interactive, but also environmental friendly as it saves trees from being killed to make paper.
- Diners can peruse the dishes and see a picture of what the dish looks like along with tasting notes before compiling their order and sending it by wireless' signal to the kitchen.
- The iPad menu can also suggest the best wines to go with certain dishes and suggest the best food pairings.
- When ordering steak, users can even specify how they’d like the meat cooked and which sauce they’d prefer. It will even ask them if they’d like fries with that.
- Mundo’s iPad menu app can also help keep track of stock levels so if certain dishes and wines sell out they will automatically disappear off the on-screen menu. It will even ask them if they’d like fries with that.
Craig Simpson, Rydges area general manager, who seems to be happy with the new idea, says the new iPad platform will enhance the dining experience. We have something that presents really well, sells our food really well and is absolutely dynamic. The iPad menu would eventually make it possible to order food based on the weather or even match dishes to a person’s mood.