Friday, March 28, 2014
Our local Chili's restaurant has placed small "Ziosks" (wee computers) on the tables and booths. You can place an order, you can request a refill on your drink, you can pay your bill. And it has games for the kiddos to play!
When you've concluded your dinner and are ready to pay, just swipe your credit card in the assigned slot. You can add a tip and sign the chit and be on your way without further ado.
These things might be a bit too much for the technologically-challenged. In fact, I didn't like them at all at first and refused to use them. They are not mandatory. But the last time we ate at Chili's I decided to give it a try and it worked quite well.
We have not seen these elsewhere but it's possible some other restaurants are using them also. Have you seen them in your city?
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