Over 800 Chili’s Bar & Grill restaurants now feature a 7-inch Android tablet on all tables.
The rollout, announced eight months ago, has just been completed in 823 company-owned restaurants. The same tablets will now be deployed in franchise-owned Chili’s --a Southwestern casual dining chain.
The communal tablet is managed by Dallas-based Ziosk.
The Ziosk tablet is an Android 7-inch device, mounted on a stand and with a credit card reader. The device allows guests to browse the menu, order food and beverages, pay their checks, get a receipt and rate their experience. The tablet also features news and games.
Ziosks claims that their network now includes 55,000 tablets which serve over 20 million guests per month in more than 1,000 restaurants across 46 states. According to the company, 80 percent of guests use the tablet, and over 60 percent of credit card users opt to pay their check through the device.