I went to the Elephant Bar in Downey the other day for lunch. I sat in the bar and was given an iPad as a menu. It was great! They are able to provide pictures for each item in the menu. You can review the ingredients used for each item. If you are allergic, you can click and swipe to remove it. The best thing is you don’t have to wait for your server to become available in order to help you. The iPad will be able to assist you with almost any you need. If you require a server, there’s a button that will signal one. I was able to place all of my order through the iPad. After a few minutes, someone came by with my food.
You can also pay within the iPad with your credit card. There is a card reader attached on the side where you can swipe your credit card. If you want to pay with cash, you can initiate the transaction and a server will collect your money. All in all it was a great experience and very efficient. I was told that it was a pilot program and it was the only Elephant Bar that implemented it – based on the what the server told me. It’s great that businesses are using technology to increase efficiency and provide better customer service. Here’s a pic I took.