Originally Posted by TeRRoRiFiC35
A lot of the time I feel a waiter/waitress can be eliminated by having a computer at the table to make orders and you get the food/drink yourself when it is ready.
There are restaurants that already have computer/tablet/ipads available at the tables for ordering. Our company is currently testing a few different options. There are some logistical challenges to making it work but it certainly changes the role that a server plays in the dining experience.
Primary inhibitor at the moment is the cost of the technology. Buying enough $200 computer menus for a full service, high volume restaurant is cost prohibitive for most. That being said, it is
the future of menus.