Apple iPad Used to Self-Order at Restaurants

Over in Japan, Sharp is testing a new ordering system for restaurants that allows customers to use an iPad to order food rather than a traditional paper/card menu.

The system is being built for Izakaya Japanese-style restaurants.

The system works by loading up an app that displays everything that’s on offer in the restaurant. The guests seated at tables can then easily pick and choose what quantities of food they want. We assume that paying via iPad will also be possible.

With the iPad being used to display various menu items, it also allows guests to zoom in and out of food and get a better detailed description of what they are ordering.

The concept of this isn’t new as touch screens have been used for a number of years in some restaurants. However, this change to the iPad is hoped to bring a bit more buzz to the restaurants and get people to order a little more.

Check out the video below to see the ordering system in action.

Via: Crunch Gear

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