Digital food ordering solutions provider Flipdish has launched a new table ordering system for restaurants reopening in Ireland.

The new technology, which allows restaurants to meet new social distancing and hygiene requirements, lets customers order and pay directly from their smartphone or a tabletop tablet, while avoiding menus and limiting interaction with wait staff.

Table ordering, which is suitable for all restaurants, cafes, pubs, beer gardens, hotels and takeaways reopening their doors in the coming weeks, can be set up in minutes and integrated with existing point of sale systems.

Flipdish Table Ordering is offered via a mobile app or mobile-optimized website on the customer’s phone, or through a tabletop tablet provided by the restaurant. A QR code placed on the table can bring the customer directly to the restaurant’s online menu.

The use of technology can dramatically increase operational efficiency, reducing the need for staff to walk around, take orders and handle payments. It also improves the customer experience as they no longer need to wait for a staff member to be available to allow them to take their order or take payment.

Eddie Rocket’s will be among the first to offer customers table ordering through Flipdish. Flipdish and Eddie Rocket’s previously partnered to create the Eddie Rocket’s app, one of the methods that can now be used for table ordering.

There are options for all types of businesses as they reopen – bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels or pubs. In addition to placing their main food and beverage selections, with table ordering, customers will be able to order additional items whenever and as often as they like while in the venue without ever needing to interact with staff members. The platform also allows for special requests and ingredient substitutions.

James McCarthy, Co-Founder and CCO of Flipdish, said: “We’re really excited about the timely rolling out of our table ordering technology. Menus left on tables and passed around were at the best of times, unhygienic. This technology, which was in the development pipeline long before COVID 19, has been pushed forward to come to market in time to help businesses as they reopen and need to get in line with new social distancing and hygiene requirements while giving their guests a better customer experience.”

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