January 18, 2011
Chk Plz: Restaurants Try Texting To Speed Service
Charlie's Kitchen, a dive bar in Cambridge, Mass. is one of the first restaurants in the country to try TextMyFood, a new service that allows customers to communicate with their server via text messaging. Five minutes after typing, "I'm at table 3. I want a tossed salad with ranch dressing," a meal arrives at the table. NPR reports.
Speeds up paying the bill too. It's not uncommon for restaurant or bar patrons to have to wait to pay even though they have their check in front of them and their credit card out. That's because servers aren't always in sight.
Now, instead of waving, a text will do.
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