Gone are the days of the pen and the notepad. With today's ever expanding technological advances, it was to be expected that everything would become more efficient, right down to how waiters take their orders.
Now there are applications on the market that allow waiters to use any mobile device that is compatible with either Android or iOS in order to send orders to the kitchen. These applications almost completely eliminate the need for a POS machine. Writing the order down on a notepad is also unnecessary, which means that a lot less mistakes will be made. Everything about the food ordering process becomes digital with a waiter ordering app, which of course means that it is more reliable, accurate and efficient. It makes your menu easily accessible, it makes your waiters more efficient, it will reduce the amount of time that customers will spend waiting for their food and all of this of course means that it will drastically increase customer satisfaction.
These applications all have many other useful features. All of these features work together in order to make things easier for both your waiters and waitresses as well as your customers. It will also make things easier for kitchen staff who will no longer have to decipher illegible handwriting when an order is placed. That sort of thing leads to customers getting the wrong order. Nothing is worse than an unhappy customer and that is exactly why the biggest goal of the application is to ensure customer satisfaction. After using an application like this, waiters and customers alike will never want to go back to the way things used to be.
As mentioned previously, one of the best features of a waiter ordering app is that it makes your menu very accessible. Waiters will no longer need to go fetch a menu to check the price or anything else related to that, they can just access the menu on their iOS or Android device using the application. Applications like this also help to make the menu accessible in other ways. For example, some of the applications have the option to translate menus into various languages. This is especially great for a restaurant that draws a lot of tourist customers. If they're not fluent in the local language they can easily read the menu by viewing translations it in the application. Since they're traveling to a new country, they might not be familiar with some of the local dishes that the restaurant has on their menu. The application helps by translating the menu and giving a description of each of the dishes. This way, they can try something new, but know what to expect. This will prevent a lot of food being sent back!