“Cousins and business partners Steve Escobar and Hugo Salazar wanted to save money and give their Brooklyn brewpub some cutting-edge cool. So the New York restaurateurs installed an iPad- and iPod-based ordering and inventory system in their Brooklyn Tap House, a roughly 5,000-square-foot gastropub serving more than 200 different suds,” Jonathan Blum reports for Crain’s New York Business.
“The steampunk meets cabin-chic bar sits in the heart of what was once among the city’s darkest slums, about a block east of Pratt Institute’s Bed-Stuy campus,” Blum reports. “The Brooklyn Tap House abandoned the traditional sales terminals most restaurants use in favor of three iPads at the bar and 10 iPod Touch devices carried by waitstaff. The devices are identical to what millions of consumers carry for listening to music or browsing the Web, but they’re loaded with a point-of-sale app developed by Albuquerque, N.M.-based POSLavu.”
Blum reports, “Crain’s took a ride out to the Brooklyn Tap House on a crowded Friday night. Here is what the owners and the waitstaff said works—and what doesn’t—with iPad-based point-of-sale tools.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Citymark” for the heads up.]