Australian Restaurant Uses iPad instead of Menus
AFP reports today on an Australian restaurant that has decided to replace its menus with iPads! The Global Mundo Tapas restaurant at the Rydges Hotel in North Sydney has 15 iPads which it bravely hands out to customers instead of menus. They can then browse through the menu, which is contained in a specially developed app, and look at the photographs so that they get a good idea of what they’ll be ordering. Customers can even say how they want their meat cooked, and order their food once they’ve decided what they want to eat by simply pressing a button. Future improvements planned for the app include a pop-up box to suggest what wine you should have with your meal.
“One of the points of difference for our restaurant was to have a unique menu,” said hotel general manager Craig Simpson. “Hotels used to be cutting-edge food and beverage. We are trying to bring the pizzazz back.”
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net