updated - June 19, 2021 Saturday EDT
Customers will also be able to use them at several bars in the company's over 1,800 locations throughout the U.S.
"Let's face it, everyone who has ever been to a restaurant has been frustrated by waiting for their check," Applebee's President Mike Archer said in a statement. "Starting out, our goal was to create a way for guests to control when and how they pay their check. What we learned after nearly two years of testing is we can provide much more. The Presto tablet will deliver our guests a robust slate of offerings for not only transactions, but entertainment, social interaction and more, moving forward."
Diners will also be able to pay for their meals, include extra items on their order, and try their luck in games on the device for a fee. Users will also be able to stream video, play music, play more games, and interact through the company's Facebook, and personal pages.
"We started developing the Presto tablet concept at MIT. Over five years of field research and customer trials conducted by our Silicon Valley engineers and restaurant experts, we've been focused on developing a tool to provide an amazing, modern guest experience," Rajat Suri, founder and chief executive officer at E la Carte said in a statement. "We are thrilled to be selected for a long-term partnership with the industry leader, Applebee's, and we are fully aligned in our vision and commitment to bring the dining experience for restaurant guests into the 21st century."
The devices, also known as a Presto tablet are slated to appear at IHOP restaurants.
"E la Carte designed Presto specifically for restaurants, creating both a best-of-breed tablet platform for operators and a fun, easy-to-use experience for guests," Arvind Sodhani, President of Intel Capital and Intel Executive Vice President said in a statement. "Intel Capital is pleased to have played a collaborative role in bringing E la Carte's innovative technology to the largest casual dining chain in the world, transforming dining experiences nationwide."
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