There are two things that can ruin a dining out experience: bad food and bad service.
You’ve probably been in a situation where you’re at a hipper-than-thou establishment, and you’re made to feel uncool because you’ve never heard of their trendy, experimental ingredients. Or maybe your server just got dumped and they had to come into work anyway, and that’s your fault.
Well, a new app is revolutionizing how we dine in Canada, and it could mean the most minimal server-diner interaction since the vending machine.
Diners can browse menus, order and pay, all from the comfort of their smartphone. So far, about 20 restaurants are participating in Toronto, with many users tapping into the system for take-out orders over dining. For dining in, guests can view the plates to actually visualize their orders, as well as place an order without trying to flag down an actual person.
But can it deliver your food, too? No, not yet. Fortunately, for servers, Maegan is not a complex robot with hands. That’s one point for humanity, at least.