Thursday, November 10, 2005
Self-service coming to fast food
Tech vendors like IBM and NCR were showing off the latest in self-service fast food kiosks at the 10th annual International Foodservice Technology Exposition this week.
"Ending years of flirtation, the fast-food industry finally appears ready to take the plunge into self-service ordering with kiosks, some restaurant technology experts say.
Taking a page from banks and airlines, major chains including McDonald's, Burger King and Subway are field-testing machines that allow consumers to order and pay for their meals without any human contact." - [more from WFAA.com]