Lately I have seen that the technologies that I already saw in Japan a couple of years ago are coming, and that little by little they will be part of our day to day. Today I wanted to talk about the use of tablets as menu in the restaurants.
A company called Conceptic, has created the concept interactive menu through an iPad. It is an innovative way to order dishes by clicking, to know the Prices, have several languages available, see the calories of the dishes, the ingredients that carry the information on how to kitchen, see the photographs (since food often enters our eyes), you can enlarge the letter or the photographs, you can notify the waiters or sommeliers, ask for the bill ...
For companies there are high costs for the introductionBut it is an advance for customers, a tailor-made menu (even if they only want to eat few calories or spend less). But above all it supposes a efficiency and cost reduction work and personnel since the orders made go directly to the kitchen.
When I talked about Japan, what I saw was not a tablet for each table, it was a machine or tablet at the entrance of the restaurant where you chose the food, you paid and you got a ticket. You handed this ticket to the manager or cook directly (yes, yes, to the cook. This is so there) and you sat until they delivered it to you. It was very efficient. And all very rich. I suppose that technologies are adapting and improving to all services.
Another day I will tell you about more things related to restaurants from Japan in the section 2.0 tourism, such as barbecues built into your table. Or the letters where they only give you the photograph of a pig and you have to say which part you want to eat. Or the crepes in such typical showcases. They are other fun and novel ways that will come one day.