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At One Australian Restaurant, iPads Replace Menus

Could the iPad Be the Menu of the Future?

An iPad is already an Internet browser, a mobile movie theater, a photo album, and a compass — so why not make it a menu, too? Well, that's the idea at the Global Mundo Tapas restaurant in North Sydney, Australia.

The restaurant, which is based in the Rydges North Sydney Hotel, recently created a special application for the iPad that eliminates the need for printed menus. Using the application on the iPad, diners will be able to browse the menu, view images and descriptions of the food and drinks, learn recommended wine pairings, and make special requests — all with the swipe of a finger. Although it won't do away with a waitstaff, the new technology does help process menu requests and tracks inventory, eliminating options from the menu if they are sold out.

I could see this idea taking off in establishments looking to speed up service. Could you?

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diadra1 diadra1 5 years
It's a great idea! Today everybody use smart phones and ipads and it will be easy for people to browse through this kind of menu. the iPad provides the customers with rich information about menu items, including great photography! here you can see what iPad menus look like by a very experienced company named "Conceptic". http://www.emenu-international.com/iPadMenu
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
Having dropped menus on the floor, seen menus catch fire, and spilled on them, this could get pretty expensive pretty fast. It also take away the charm of a creative paper menu.
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