It seems like our waiters are getting a boost in their jobs (or end up losing them).
That is how E La Carte system is working.
E La Carte is a revolutionary ordering device that can enhance the dining experience of people. It is a small, iPad-like device that displays the restaurant’s menu on a touch screen. All you have to do is tap on the picture of your selected menu, press confirm, and the order will be sent directly to the kitchen. E La Carte will even tell you how long you have to wait for your order. During that time, you could try playing around with its games, or chat with your friends until your meals arrive.
Paying for your order also becomes hassle-free. If you plan to split the bill evenly with your pals, then you can have the device calculate that. It could also calculate your individual orders if you want to pay for yourself. Since it has a swiping terminal on the side, you could make payments effortlessly. Tipping the waiter is also not a problem, since the screen displays how much tip you can pay, from 15% upwards.
While these devices are only available in twenty restaurants around Boston and San Francisco, there is a big possibility for it to expand to cover more. It has the potentials in increasing revenue, as well as improving efficiency in service. It could spell bad news for our waiters (who are the traditional ones to take orders), since the device might take their place, but it could also serve as an extra tool at their disposal.