Tablet Dining Companions
The De Santos Restaurant is using a customized app to allow customers to order and make payments. Customers have access to a visual menu for both food and drinks; once they have made their selections they are sent wireless to the bar or kitchen. The iPads actually work out to be cheaper than the currently system.
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