Digital Eating

Interactivity becomes essential in the culinary experience
Implications - Because competition in the food service industry calls for players to be on top of the latest innovations, more and more restaurants are combining computers and cuisine to provide patrons with an interactive, digital experience every time they visit. Apps and other digital devices are being applied to menus, wait staff and more, adding a modern touch to mealtime to enhance engagement and brand loyalty among customers.
SCORE: 5.3
Warm Top 6 Examples: 55,825 Total Clicks May 10 - Dec 11
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Paperless Cafe Newsstands - The Box Coffee Shop in Croatia Replaces Newspapers With iPads
SCORE: 6.1
Hot 16,564 Clicks Pub: Jan 17, 11
Paperless Cafe Newsstands
The Box Coffee Shop in Croatia Replaces Newspapers With iPads
The Box Coffee Shop in Split, Croatia is scrapping all its offerings of free newspapers, replacing them with iPads for their java-guzzling customers. This technological move incorporates going green and… [More]
Robot-Run Restaurants - The Dalu Rebot Restaurant in China is Making Mechanical Moves
SCORE: 6.2
Hot 12,508 Clicks Pub: Dec 10, 10
Robot-Run Restaurants
The Dalu Rebot Restaurant in China is Making Mechanical Moves
The Dalu Rebot Restaurant in Jiang, China, is an innovative, yet strange, development in the realm of cuisine. This particularly peculiar eatery is ran entirely by robots. With two robot receptionists… [More]
Internet Martini Bars - MiWorld in South Africa Offers Both Online and Offline Interaction
SCORE: 5.2
Warm 11,287 Clicks Pub: May 29, 10
Internet Martini Bars
MiWorld in South Africa Offers Both Online and Offline Interaction
MiWorld in South Africa is the epitome of advances in online/offline technology. The series of two (soon to be three) bars and restaurants offer both online and human interaction by giving customers touchscreens… [More]
Touchscreen Tabletop Menus - Order Food Conveniently From Your Seat with Draqie Interactive Table
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 4,691 Clicks Pub: Dec 11, 11
Touchscreen Tabletop Menus
Order Food Conveniently From Your Seat with Draqie Interactive Table
The marketplace has seen a rise in touchscreen tabletops lately and one of the most innovative designs in this department is the Draqie interactive table, a table featuring a touchscreen that will change… [More]
iPad Menus - New York City's South Gate Restaurant Uses Tablets as Wine Lists
SCORE: 5.2
Warm 7,177 Clicks Pub: Jul 23, 10
iPad Menus
New York City's South Gate Restaurant Uses Tablets as Wine Lists
The South Gate restaurant is the first establishment in New York City to replace their wine lists with an iPad. The modern Central Park restaurant has over 650 wines, which makes the iPad an appropriate… [More]
Social Media Fast Foods - The Unique 4food Burger Joint is Online-Based
SCORE: 2.5
Mild 3,598 Clicks Pub: Sep 8, 10
Social Media Fast Foods
The Unique 4food Burger Joint is Online-Based
The '4food' burger joint puts a twist on how you make, order and even market your own burger.  The unique concept of '4food' is that you can create your burger online and name your creation, making it… [More]