PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A high-tech touch is replacing a more personal one at many restaurants.
A number of chains now have their customers ‘e-ordering’ food on a tablet at their tables.
Family dining has changed for the Garofalos at Chili’s where a Ziosk tablet allows kids to play games and parents to pay the bill.
“You really can just pay when you’re ready. You don’t have to flag a server down who might be busy with other tables as well,” Bob Garofalo told CBS 2’s Jericka Duncan.
Right now customers can use the Ziosks to order drinks and desserts, and pay the bill. Meal orders are still taken by a server.
Chili’s is one of several restaurants using the Ziosks. Applebees and IHOP are rolling out a similar tablet called Presto in their locations.
At fourteen Panera locations customers will find a kiosk where they can order and pay…
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