I was totally surprised when I went to Applebeeâ€™s for an evening business meeting to see a Ziosk sitting at every table. I was immediately intrigued and wanted to know exactly what it did. At first sight I though you could just pay for your meal once you were finished ordering because of the card machine positioned at the right hand side of each Ziosk but, boy was I wrongâ€¦ It does so much more! Itâ€™s a touch screen device that enables you to order your drinks, appetizer and dessert using the Ziosk. You still have a server greet you, check on you during your entire visit and they put in your entrÃ©e order. So the Ziosk DOES NOT take the place of your server.
The Ziosk also allows you to play games and they are in categories like Popular, Arcade & Action, Casual, Puzzles, Kids and Preschool. This is a familyâ€™s dream to keep the kiddos occupied in addition to their crayons and activity menus. The cost to play games is $.99 per visit. You can play as many games as youâ€™d like during your visit and itâ€™s added to your bill at the end of your stay. You can also call your server, reorder drinks, join the Applebee’s e-club or view specials, and pay your bill. It even has a tip calculator allowing you to add your tip and you have the option to choose not to get a receipt, have one emailed to you or printed out right from the Ziosk.
The tech in me played with the Ziosk throughout my dinner at Applebeeâ€™s. I found myself apologizing to my business colleague for being so taken with it. I had to reassure them I was listening to every word and they werenâ€™t being ignored. I was taking pictures and figuring out everything it did the entire time. I think this is another step towards awesome futuristic technology. I love that most Applebeeâ€™s offer free wi-fi and thatâ€™s why I love having business meetings and regular casual dinners there with friend and family. They have an awesome menu and these bonuses make visiting super convenient and a pleasure each time. Take a look at the Ziosk and how cool it isâ€¦