AskTog: Interaction Design Solutions for the Real World
Interaction Design Section   Living Section   About Bruce Tognazzini
Ask Tog, August, 1999

Restaurant bills resolved

Want to see horror flash across a waiter's face? Just say, "separate checks, please." You would think you had pulled a human head out of your handbag and asked if they would mind poaching this, please. No way are you getting separate checks. Not today, not tomorrow, not next year.
However, for the first time, you may no longer care. Someone has invented the first intelligent restaurant check.

Take a look at this actual check from a real restaurant. Notice that each "seat" is, in effect, receiving its own check. Note, too, that the total for each seat includes its portion of the tax.

By the way, my No Beverage was delicious. Computers!

   el torrito restaurant tab

Don't miss the next action-packed column!
Receive a brief notice when new columns are posted by sending a blank email to

return to top

Contact Us:  Bruce Tognazzini
Copyright Bruce Tognazzini.  All Rights Reserved