Pizza Capers pounces on iPads for wait staff

Posted by Nicole Eckersley on 28th May 2010

Pizza Capers have announced they will adopt the newly released Apple iPad for their staff as a point-of-sale and ordering device.

Orders placed on the iPad would go directly to the pizza chefs in the kitchen, and the portability of the devices allow waitstaff to move seamlessly between counter and dining room.

A planned app for customers would also allow people to place their orders directly into the system, instead of queuing to speak to an employee.

“The new iPads can be used as a Point-of-Sale terminal but staff can also bring them out from behind the counter to take orders from customers in the queue or in the dining area, making them super convenient,” said Pizza Capers co-founder Scott Geizler.

“We have always been early adopters of new technology – and these iPads are shaping up as a real bonus for us because of their portability, reliability, and because they are a real talking piece among our customers.”

Pizza Capers now has over 75 Australian restaurants, and recently made the leap overseas, opening a Singapore outlet and planning further openings in South-East Asia. The company has enjoyed strong growth, with revenue up to $38 million in 2008-09 – a 137% increase on 2007-08.

iPad devices retail in Australia for a RRP between $629 for a basic 16GB reader, and $1049 for a higher-memory 64GB model with Wi-Fi and 3G  capability.