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31 Examples of Food Service Technology

From Mind-Reading Menus to Roller Coaster Restaurants

— April 17, 2015 — Lifestyle
Going out for a meal has always been about the experience as much as it walking away with a belly full of good food and this collection of food service technology shows how serious restaurants are taking that aspect. Through technology, they are finding ways not only to make their operation run more smoothly, but also make it more entertaining and memorable.

Whether that is through the use of touchscreen tables and reservations apps or rollercoaster installations and quality sound systems, there are a myriad of ways food service technology can improve a diners' experience. The possibilities are endless, especially as restaurants stay on top of the latest advancements coming out of the tech industry.
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Culinary Music Apps
Culinary Music Apps
The Supper.mx App Matches Up Meals With Appropriate Music Choices
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Digital Doughnut Notifiers
Digital Doughnut Notifiers
Krispy Kreme Appifies Its 'Hot Doughnuts Now' Sign
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NFC Food Payments
NFC Food Payments
Flypay Uses an App and a NFC/QR Sticker to Simplify Restaurant Payments
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Restaurant-Reserving Apps
Restaurant-Reserving Apps
The Resy App Helps You Cut the Line at Popular Restaurants
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Restaurant App Expansions
Restaurant App Expansions
A Planned Zomato Expansion is Fueled by a Successful Round of Funding
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Video-Integrated Dining Rooms
Video-Integrated Dining Rooms
This Restaurant Uses Video Conferencing Technology to Connect Diners
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Pizza Payment Sharing
Pizza Payment Sharing
Papa John's PayShare Feature Allows Users to Split the Bill
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Flying Restaurant Servers
Flying Restaurant Servers
These Robotic Drones Deliver Customers Their Orders in Lieu of Servers
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Mobile Food Payment Services
Mobile Food Payment Services
The OpenTable App Now Offers Wireless Payment for Android Users
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Mind-Reading Menus
Mind-Reading Menus
This Pizza Hut Menu Tracks Your Eyes to Suggest Toppings
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Special Dietary Restaurant Apps
Special Dietary Restaurant Apps
Turnyp is a the Restaurant Guide App for Bounded Diets
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Automated Dining Experiences
Automated Dining Experiences
Over 1,000 Chili's Enhance Dining Experiences with Tablet Menus
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Serving Robot Restaurants
Serving Robot Restaurants
The Robot Restaurant in China is Almost Entirely Run by Mechanical Men
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Digital Pizza Payments
Digital Pizza Payments
Domino’s Pizza’s Ordering App is Now Accepting Google Wallet Payments
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Pizza Delivery Timepieces
Pizza Delivery Timepieces
The PizzaTime Smart Clock By Artefact Shows You When Your Pie is Coming
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Simple Reservation Apps
Simple Reservation Apps
Yo Lineup Sends You a 'Yo' When Your Wait for a Restaurant Table is Over
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Analytical Retail Beacons
Analytical Retail Beacons
Shaftsbury Square's Use of iBeacon Tech Also Offers Feedback for Shops
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Hi-Tech Dining Tables
Hi-Tech Dining Tables
The Ebony Interactive Restaurant Has Impressive Tabletop Tablet Surfaces
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Multi-Sensory Dining Experiences
Multi-Sensory Dining Experiences
Dining at the Hi-Tech Sublimotion Restaurant Costs a Hefty $2,000
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Quality Eatery Sound Systems
Quality Eatery Sound Systems
Oliveto Restaurant Installs Meyer Sound's Concert Hall-Grade Audio
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Time-Efficient Restaurant Apps
Time-Efficient Restaurant Apps
The Kind Chef App is Revolutionizing Restaurant Ordering
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Pizza-Stabilizing Devices
Pizza-Stabilizing Devices
To Put an End to Pizza Delivery Fails Domino's Invented the Steady Pizza
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Dining Smart Devices
Dining Smart Devices
The Owl Enables Establishments to Offer Better Restaurant Customer Service
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Digital Menu Boards
Digital Menu Boards
This Fast Casual Restaurant Targets Millennials with High-Tech Innovations
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Food-Inhaling Restaurants
Food-Inhaling Restaurants
At Cafe ArtScience, Patrons Ingest Their Meals Through Inhalation
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Aerial Bartender Drones
Aerial Bartender Drones
The Yura Appliance System is a Personal Robotic Bartender
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Interactive Smart Restaurants
Interactive Smart Restaurants
Ebony Restaurant in Dubai Uses Dining Tables as Interactive Devices
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Roller Coaster Restaurants
Roller Coaster Restaurants
This Abu Dhabi Restaurant Delivers Food Like Theme Park Rides
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Touchscreen Cafe Tabletops
Touchscreen Cafe Tabletops
The Moneual Touch Table PC is Set to Debut at CES 2013
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Self-Serve Wine Bars
Self-Serve Wine Bars
This Machine at Park 112 Automatically Serves Wine to Patrons
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3D Printing Cafes
3D Printing Cafes
The MakersCafe Coffee Shop Design Offers Customers a 3D Dining Experience
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