Technology in restaurants is on the rise, and diners are eating it up

Keeping up with the digital Joneses

The use of technology in restaurants has increased dramatically in the past couple of years. According to USA Today, a new national survey of 1,007 consumers by the National Restaurant Association shows that more than one-third of consumers are "more likely to use technology-related options in restaurants now than they did just two years ago."

Nearly one-third of consumers who owned smartphones also revealed that they would use a smartphone app — like Cover, Settle, and Dash — to pay for their check instead of traditional methods such as cash or a credit card. Many smartphone users already use their devices for "several restaurant-related tasks" like checking out menus, reading online reviews, and ordering food via apps like Seamless and Caviar.


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