“On December 12, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new ordering and reservation system that could work with various Apple iDevices,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Although the system can be modified to be apply to movie theaters, repair services, museums and the like, Apple’s main focus is on a restaurant market application,” Purcher reports. “Our cover graphic [see full article] was taken from Apple’s ‘Life on iPad’ promotional video where they illustrated a chef or short order cook using the iPad as part of an ordering system. Today’s patent just happens to detail such a system.”

Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustrations and diagrams, in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]