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De Santos Restaurant is the First to Use an iPad Ordering System

 - Aug 22, 2011
References: desantosnyc & psfk
De Santos has instituted a change at its restaurant that definitely brings it into the 21st century: the Italian bistro is now using iPads for the dual purpose of allowing customers to order and make payments.

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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