iPads replace menus at Atlanta eatery

Summary:We've seen iPads being used by teachers, pilots and doctors, but what about restaurants? An Atlanta eatery has adopted the iPad to replace menus (and more) at their high-tech restaurant.

Proprietors Christian and Nacasha Ruffin are using iPads to revolutionize their Atlanta restaurant Do Restaurant at The View. Patrons use an iPad to place orders in real-time (in lieu of traditional menus) for everything from drinks to desserts, eliminating the need to wait for a server.

The restaurant also uses iPads to control a series of projectors that display the moving art projected onto the restaurant's walls and a custom back-of-the-house app tracks sales hourly allowing the Ruffins to forecast and purchase raw goods more accurately. Customers can even use the iPad to tell the valet when they're ready for their car.

Now that's what I call a creative use for an iPad.

Video: CNN via Anthony Paladino

Topics: iPad, Mobility


Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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