Project Description Restaurant Automation 2011 Summer Block 1

Project Description Restaurant Automation 2011 Summer Block 1

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Project Description - Restaurant Automation The goal for this project is to introduce automation in privately-owned restaurants, that is, small- to medium-sized establishments. Typical problems restaurant personnel are facing include: • Coordination of their work activities • Anticipating and handling periods of low/high patron traffic • Recognizing trends early enough to take advantage of bestsellers or abandon the flops • Lowering operating costs, and increasing efficiency/productivity and profits Many restaurants are still operated using pen and paper methods, with little or no automation (see Figure 1). Patrons enter the facility to be greeted by a host, who often times has a “dry erase” diagram of the tables, maintained on a blackboard. The host can see the status of the tables based on whether or not they or someone else physically updates the diagram. Once seated a waiter tends to the costumers by jotting down the orders onto a piece of carbon paper and delivers it to the kitchen for proper food preparation. The waiter then has to periodically check
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2011 for the course HOUSE 4 taught by Professor Mr.thai during the Spring '11 term at Fundacion Universitaria Panamericana.

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Project Description Restaurant Automation 2011 Summer Block 1

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