Kansas City-based restaurant chain Applebee’s will install 100,000 tablet computers in its more than 1,800 locations by the end of next year. A tablet will be placed at each table and in multiple bar locations. The goal is to allow diners to add to their food and drink orders, play video games and pay the check.
Applebee’s said its testing showed that the technology cut wait times and allowed employees to provide better service. Over the next 18 months, the restaurant said it expects to add more features, such as video streaming, music, additional games, gift card sales and social media interaction. The restaurant did not disclose financial details.