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100,000 Applebee’s Tables Get Tech Treatment; DineEquity Announces Rollout of E la Ca

Discussion in 'Economics and Financials' started by Eshlemon, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. Eshlemon

    Eshlemon Well-Known Member


    While Applebee's vehemently denies no jobs will be lost, how often has technologically improved efficiency of labor not lead to job's lost?

    This is what the restaurant tablets look like...


    ...and anyone else just a litte surprised Apple isn't making the tablets for Applebee's.:)

    E la Carte is listed as a private company at the moment but seems like would be worth keeping on the radar if it does go public in the future.
  2. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

    Jan 6, 2010
    I love it, I hate waiter/tress interaction......no need to tip 20% anymore as well....
  3. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

    Nov 27, 2007
    DC Metro Area
  4. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Detroit Metro Area MI
    Amazing, this has been long long long overdue. It will absolutely reduce wait staff though - without the need to take orders/run checks, there just is not a need for that many. It won't eliminate servers though - someone still has to bring the food.
  5. ToddPhin

    ToddPhin Premium Member Luxury Box Club Member

    Jul 6, 2012
    The employment provided by the service industry is vital to this country's well-being, so I personally would never step foot again in an Applebees or any chain that goes this route. How many college kids owe part of their degrees to restaurant jobs that allowed them to attend class during the day and work at night? I know I was one of 'em.
    bigbry likes this.
  6. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

    Nov 25, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Applebee's certainly won't be the last to incorporate this type of system. Seems like a winner for businesses and customers in many regards. Obviously it won't be a fit for everyone. Ultimately the market will decide.

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