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Poll Results: Do you use touchscreens in your restaurant?

 
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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

For those of you at least partially involved in service and food safety concerns, this webinar looks like it could be useful:

 

"Addressing HACCP of Frictionless Devices in the Food Service Industry". 

 

The speaker will discuss the results of a food safety study and methods to address food safety and the use of tablets/touchscreens.

 

post #2 of 9

I picked up my phone as the county health inspector was leaving my kitchen yesterday. The last thing he said to me was, "Make sure you wash your hands when you put the phone down."

post #3 of 9

And now something new to think about.

 

I've used these before and never thought twice about the bacteria accumulated on the device.

 

Guests with colds or virus come in to the restaurants that use these"frictionless" devices.

They touch them, the kids, especially....and there you go.

 

I'm more concerned for the guest than the staff, as the former uses the device more than the later.

It would seem prudent that when clearing the table after service, an antiseptic solution would be used on the device each and every time

post #4 of 9

I don't know why the focus on these things. What about menus and condiment containers? Nothing new here, they all should be wiped down along with the table top each time the table turns over.

post #5 of 9

Why the focus on these things? After clicking on the link and reading the webinar intro as well as the bio of the speaker/author, I'd say it's because he's made a career out of finding things to worry about. It increases the sales of his company and the products of other companies like Johnson and Johnson and others when they convince people these things are a vital issue. $$$

I'll avoid the full fledged rant I have in mind and leave it there. 

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by HalB View Post
 

I don't know why the focus on these things. What about menus and condiment containers? Nothing new here, they all should be wiped down along with the table top each time the table turns over.

I want to eat at your place.  I like it clean.

post #7 of 9
Never understood the concept of those things.....

I avoid the automated check outs at the big box stores like the plague. When asked why, I invariably say something like:"I bet those machines must cost alot, but really, when it beeps and buzzes at me, I'll smash it", or " only if I get a 5% discount for not using a real, human operated checkout".

So, being a cheap s.o.b. (and a lifer cook who has witnessed what servers take home, and insist that thet earned every cent of their tips) does this mean I only have to tip the server 8-12%, since half of their work is being done by the customer?
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by foodpump View Post

Never understood the concept of those things.....

I avoid the automated check outs at the big box stores like the plague. When asked why, I invariably say something like:"I bet those machines must cost alot, but really, when it beeps and buzzes at me, I'll smash it", or " only if I get a 5% discount for not using a real, human operated checkout".

So, being a cheap s.o.b. (and a lifer cook who has witnessed what servers take home, and insist that thet earned every cent of their tips) does this mean I only have to tip the server 8-12%, since half of their work is being done by the customer?

PERFECT!!!!!!!

 

The self-check out takes jobs away from people.

post #9 of 9

I have only seen one of these things.  I went to a chain because they gave me a free meal on veterans day.  The service and the food were not up to par.  Next year forget the free meal it was worth what I paid for it.  The waitress had to explain to me how it worked.  I asked her if I checked out with her or went to the register.

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