Restaurants embrace Apple’s revolutionary iPad

Apple Online Store“A growing number of operators, from independents to franchisees of major chains, are using Apple’s iPad as part of their point-of-sale systems,” Alan J. Liddle reports for Nation’s Restaurant News.

“iPad users are running the terminals in a variety of POS system configurations, including those centered around remotely hosted software running at so-called “cloud” data centers, to which store-level devices communicate via wireless Internet connections,” Liddle reports. “Also in use are iPads that are wirelessly tethered to conventional back-office POS software servers and used in conjunction with fixed-place POS terminals.”

“‘It is working famously for us. We love the iPads,’ said Chris Wishart, chef-owner of 66-seat Trio, where servers for the contemporary bistro take orders tableside using the touch-screen Apple devices,” Liddle reports. “Wishart said the most appealing aspect of the iPad is how it speeds up the ordering process in the restaurant. ‘The orders are in the kitchen or bar while the server is still at the table,’ he said.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Joe J.” for the heads up.]


  1. My screen’s all greasy, and I don’t even have it around food.
    (my ‘smudge proof” screen protector is coming in the mail.)

    I hope Apple gets over this mirror finish, glass screen thing soon.
    It would be okay if we were robots. Unfortunately we’re oily humans, susceptible to eyestrain from glare.

  2. @rbvideo,

    Having used my iPad a couple of hours per day since April, I’ve discovered the smudges and fingerprints on the screen only look “bad” when iPad is off. When I’m using it, I don’t see the smudges, and the smudges don’t accumulate past a certain point. I wipe iPad’s screen off about once a month. Same with my iPhone. This is a non-issue, unless one is a germophobe or OCD.

  3. I bought a NewerTechnology NuVue Anti-Glare Screen Protector for my wife’s new iPad from Other World Computing for $15. It went on easily and has a nice texture. No glare and it doesn’t seem to really affect the screen’s quality.

  4. I have an iPad and don’t have any smudge problems : get a screen protector I did! Funny, mine doesn’t say revolutionary iPad. Just iPad. MDN quit kissing up. Geez how embarrassing!!!

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