Chip Shot: Intel® Atom™ Processors Power 100,000 E la Carte Presto Tablets at Applebee’s

Applebee’s is introducing 100,000 E la Carte Presto devices at its 1,860 U.S. restaurants – every table of every domestic restaurant – by the end of 2014. (Photo: Business Wire)
Applebee’s yesterday announced that the company will deploy 100,000 E la Carte Presto tablets on every table and multiple bar positions at more than 1,800 Applebee’s® restaurants in the United States by the end of next year. Powered by an Intel® Atom™ processor, these rugged tablets feature all-day battery, an illuminated credit card reader, and are designed to withstand the spills and bumps of a restaurant environment. The Presto tablet is equipped with the latest in technology, including Bluetooth, cameras and NFC (near field communication) chips to transition to opportunities for mobile wallet and mobile phone interaction and more. According to Applebee’s, the tablets will let guests pay at their table, add additional drinks, desserts and other menu items to their order, and allow them to play a selection of games. During the next 18 months, the company said it intends to add video streaming, music, additional games, social media interaction, sharing, gift card sales, and more.