iPad Becomes a Restaurant Menu in China

May 7, 2011 - 9 Comments

iPad restaurant menu

The iPad is already a huge hit in China, and some trendy restaurants are cashing in on the craze by using the iPad as a visual menu to order your meal from. Is this gimmicky or just another creative use of the iPad?

iPad restaurant menu

Other than the fun gadget factor, seeing a picture of the food you’re about to order is a nice idea because we’ve all ordered something that sounded a lot better in the description than what arrived on the plate. These kind of visual menus might be extra appealing to those who don’t speak or read the native language too.

iPad restaurant menus in China

MicGadget reports that iPad menus have allowed the restaurants to reduce their staff numbers and they plan to have one iPad per table in the near future. It’s probably not cost effective, yet at least, but it sure looks fancy. Maybe this is the start of a trend in higher end restaurants?


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  3. Elad Catz says:

    Gentlemen, the facts are that eMenus, Tablets and Ipads are already being deployed in casual dining restaurants successfully.
    we are taking about hundreds of installations not five or six restaurants. Conceptic is the leading company in this Industry has more than 900 installations world wide (UK, Spain, Holland, Russia Israel…). We double the number of installations annually for the last 2 years. I think that it says every thing… Check our installations:

    and see our Ipad menu solution: http://www.emenu-international.com/iPadMenu

    It is quite obvious to me that in 2-3 years a significant percentage of the restaurants will use the touch screen menu solution instead of paper menu. the world changes rapidly and I see no reason way restaurant will stay behind. Today we heard about the changes in the ordering way that McDonald’s is about to do. Now the customers will order via touch screens instead of taking to the nice boy over the counter. The technology is knocking on the restaurants doors …

  4. Al Chow says:

    Thats an Amazing idea. but i saw the perfect implementation of by a company called conceptic or was it emenu-international?.. anyway their ipad menu is probably going to be in many restaurants worldwide.

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  6. Claude says:

    As a mysophobe I’d have trouble touching a screen that others have handled. Regular menus, ATM keypads, etc. are keep me plenty busy already.

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