You have been hired at Maria’s Kitchen, a restaurant in Riverside. Chef and owner Maria has been asking her wait staff to take orders on paper. She would like a new system where the wait staff can type in orders. The system should also print tickets for the kitchen staff that are easy to read so they know what dish to make and what table it belongs to.
For those of you who have food service experience, you will recognize this as a very simple point-of-sale (POS) and kitchen display system (KDS). Learn more about POS and KDS here.
Industry note: real systems tie into the restaurant’s financial and accounting records for auditing (finance and accounting majors), automatically reorder supplies and ingredients at the right time (supply chain majors), and allow access from a dashboard that can analyze the data for patterns and trends as well as employee performance (management, marketing, and business analytics majors).