D-Doghouse Uses iPads to Serve Hot Dogs
|D-Doghouse uses iPads as menu and entertainment system.|
Though we've seen iPads used as point-of-service (POS) systems on food trucks, allowing some tech-savvy truckers to accept credit cards and manage inventory, D-Doghouse is the first restaurant in Miami to incorporate Aptito, a system that provides digital menus and POS systems to restaurants via iPad and Android tablets.
You begin by choosing a table whose top changes color (think the dance floor from Saturday Night Fever) and then perusing the menu on the attached iPad. Each item has a corresponding picture and description in English and Spanish. Touch the picture to order and confirm your order, which goes to the kitchen. Pay with your credit card or cash and pick up your food.
While you're waiting, the iPad serves as entertainment system where you can check emails, surf the web, log onto Facebook, or access the restaurant's music system, where your choice will play over the venue's speakers like a 21st-century jukebox. D-Doghouse will soon incorporate the ability to store your credit card information via a third party (so you don't have to even bring your wallet when you lunch).
|El Mexicano is a big dog smothered in house made guacamole.|
French fries are hand-cut from Idaho potatoes, seasoned with sea salt, and served nine ways, mostly smothered with toppings to match the dogs. A "salchipapa" combines fries with hot-dog pieces ($7.99).
D-Doghouse boasts a full bar and is open seven days a week, Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight.
|D-Doghouse has a full bar (and shakes).|