18 Mar '11, 5am

Place your sushi order on the iPad /via @TOD

IT IS a scene out of a hungry Apple fan's dream - a restaurant run using Apple iPads and iPod Touches (no, it's not an Apple-themed eatery). Genki Sushi has reopened here - and automated the point-of-sale (POS) system at its outlet with iPads and iPod Touches. Genki Sushi's customers can browse the menu and order food with the iPad on their table. When diners touch the items of their choice, they fall into the carriages of a train onscreen. After hitting the order button, the virtual train sets off, exits the screen ... and materialises beside the table in real life with the food moments later. This delivery method is called the Kousoku system. For safety reasons, hot food is still served by the wait staff. With the iPad, you can also send service calls (the iPod Touches will ring to alert the staff), as well as check the bill that you have racked up so far, anytime. It to...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Tech/Mobileapps/EDC110318-0000...

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