Olive Garden announced on Tuesday it will roll out tablets that allow guests to order, cash out and play games at their table at its more than 800 U.S. restaurants.
The Darden brand is the latest to buy into the tech made by Ziosk. In a recent note, financial services firm Sterne Agee said Ziosk's product could transform the industry and help casual-dining restaurants compete with fast-casual companies such as Chipotle.
Ziosk's primary goal is to drive traffic to its customer's locations by improving guest satisfaction, said Austen Mulinder, Ziosk CEO. By streamlining the payment and ordering process, restaurants can turn over tables about seven or eight minutes faster, he said.