11 Feb '12, 1am

Tablet computers ease manpower needs of restaurants: ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Cherie Thio A small but increasing n...

Tablet computers ease manpower needs of restaurants: ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Cherie Thio A small but increasing n...

Mr Shanmugam, owner of Gayatri Restaurant, with a Samsung tablet which is loaded with the restaurant menu. The device allows customers to browse and select what they want. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Cherie Thio A small but increasing number of restaurants here are turning to tablet computers to help solve their manpower problems. Over the past year, restaurants like Fish & Co and Genki Sushi have been serving customers using iPads or similar tablets loaded with digital menus and an ordering system. This helps them save on manpower costs and increases efficiency, they say. It also allows them to get round the stricter criteria for foreigners' work permits introduced in the past couple of years. 'Our service staff have more time to engage the customers by offering other value-added services, such as offering assistance in other inquiries,' said Mr Paul Wu, public relations re...

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