The Restaurant of the Future Was Going to Revolve You

Today's restaurants love automation. Whether it's conveyor belt sushi, iPad ordering or drones that bring your food right to the table, restaurant owners are always looking for a gimmick that attracts customers and might just save them some money. But back in the 1920s, an inventor in Michigan had his own idea for… » 6/24/13 2:42pm 6/24/13 2:42pm

McDonald's Outside of America Looks Way More Awesome

I'm jealous of the French two days in a row. McDonald's has commissioned designer Patric Norguet to redesign its 'restaurants' in France and he's come up with a stunning redefinition of the most popular fast food chain in the world. It's fit more for Michelin star restaurants than McDonald's. » 1/05/12 10:00pm 1/05/12 10:00pm

Deli Touch Ordering System: One Swipe of a Pen Will Bring You Meat

Unless I'm in a fancy restaurant, I generally don't need to interact a whole lot with the wait staff. When I'm dining at Chili's, its all about getting my fajita as quick as possible. The folks in Japan realize that a middleman is not always necessary, which is why they are developing products like the Deli-Touch. » 2/19/08 6:00pm 2/19/08 6:00pm

Soundog Audio System is a Sports Bar Enthusiast's Best Friend

If you have been out for an evening of fine dining recently at Buffalo Wild Wings, T.G.I Fridays, Beef O' Bradys or Applebees, you may have noticed a Soundog wireless audio system in your booth. The device allows visitors to home in on a specific TV set in the restaurant and listen to the audio. In other words, no more … » 12/03/07 6:00pm 12/03/07 6:00pm

Korean McDonald's Becomes First Restaurant to Offer RFID-Based…

Soon you'll be able to skip the lines at Korean McDonald's. Instead, just sit down, pull out your cellphone and pop in an RFID adapter to place an order. All you need is a phone that is compatible with the RFID adapter and can download the McDonald's ordering application. The idea of a fully autonomous Mickey D's is… » 9/17/07 2:30pm 9/17/07 2:30pm