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Internet Eat-in

Its not delivery...
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Everyone likes to sit down in a restaurant with a nice atmosphere, and sit there, eating and socializing.

But nobody likes waiting in line at Burger Hut or waiting for the waiter at Le Croissanterie to get to the table and take the orders.

Instead of all that, you could instead order your meal (and your guests could, too) through the restaurant's website and it will be delivered to your reserved table. By the time you get there, your food is ready. Or, if you're already at the restaurant, use your laptop or smartphone to order.

Spacecoyote, Nov 18 2007

Halfbaked TakeOutEatIn_20Restaurant
[marked-for-deletion] redundant [DrCurry, Nov 18 2007]

Restaurant Ordering on iPhone http://www.techcrun...hits-the-app-store/
baked [Spacecoyote, Feb 07 2009]

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       A place where you "wait in line" is not a restuarant - it is a "fast food outlet". (Not to be confused with "fast food outlet" as an anatomical term.)
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 18 2007
  

       [MB], // or waiting for the waiter at Le Croissantary to get to the table and take the orders // The service would be more effective because the waiters would spend less time taking orders and more time bringing the food.
Spacecoyote, Nov 18 2007
  

       Sounds cringingly similar to something someone (bungston?) already posted.   

       Oh, it was jtg.
DrCurry, Nov 18 2007
  

       That idea is nothing like this one.   

       First of all, there is only 1 type of food here, second, its prepared in 1 place, third, you're at that place when you eat, and finally, its digital.
Spacecoyote, Nov 18 2007
  

       Just no. You need to start going to better restaurants. You arrive, and you enjoy a drink at the table while you look at the menu and discuss culinary possibilities with your companions. You soak up a little atmosphere, discuss a few options with the waiter, nibble a few olives and generally act like a civilized person in a civilized place.   

       If you want to do point-click-eat-go, why not opt for a pizza delivery?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 18 2007
  

       The pointless expense is half the point. Surely, Mr. Tindale, you are being ironic?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 18 2007
  

       And the point of consumer surplus is, in large measure, to enjoy restaurants. I can't believe this place is so lacking in civilization.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 18 2007
  

       You're all trying to wind me up, aren't you?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 18 2007
  

       That would imply that, in the initial condition, there was a greater concentration of civilization in you than in the world in general. Long leagues be it from me to doubt.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 18 2007
  

       I just love eating with good friends. We arrive at the table, our food is there. We discuss the mundane differences of each plate, between each delictable mastication. An added point of interaction, usually, is which part of the bill we are obligated to. Oh, the conversations this point brings up. In competition with the raging debates I enjoy on the 'bakery. Of course, the lack of waiting is more than made up by the lack of conversation.
4whom, Nov 21 2007
  

       If you have never gone to a restaurant and been so engrossed in the discussion that you only realise you have not eaten when you leave, you have not lived. Food is for eating, restaurants are the bricks and mortar 'bakery.
4whom, Nov 21 2007
  

       Long discussions in restaurants are all well and good; but you can have them anywhere. The most important things to look for in a restaurant are large portions, tasty food, speedy service and well trained waiters.   

       For that reason, I like this idea [+] as it helps the 'speedy service' bit; but that doesn't excuse all the others.
vincevincevince, Nov 21 2007
  

       What you mean, then, is that you want to eat by mass, and to be processed and billed as quickly as possible? 4.5 billion years of evolution appear to have been a bit of waste.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 21 2007
  

       [admin: I agree that the idea DrCurry links to is different from this one, and am ignoring the marked-for-deletion tag.]
jutta, Dec 03 2007
  

       [link], My prescience strikes again.
Spacecoyote, Feb 07 2009
  
      
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