You know what cant? After responding earlier, I remembered a massive remodeling last year of the restaurants at MSP. Perhaps this is the future of all fast food restaurants?<quoted text>
These restaurants are way ahead of you SL. They have been working towards automation for a long time. Just like bank tellers, the days of the cashier at McDonalds are not long for this world. Have you noticed the fancy automated drink dispenser that is tied directly in to their POS system?
I wonder if the iPads will try to form a union or go on strike?
Airport cuisine at the touch of a screen
By Chris Welch, CNN
updated 9:41 AM EST, Fri December 21, 2012
St. Paul, Minnesota (CNN)-- Food delivered to your gate at the touch of a screen? It sounds too good to be true, but it's happening at a handful or airports.
About 7,000 Apple iPads are being installed at La Guardia Airport in New York, Toronto Pearson International in Ontario and Minneapolis-St. Paul International in the Twin Cities in a collaboration between airport food and beverage provider OTG Management and Delta Air Lines.
In the Delta terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul, iPads at seats in the gate areas will give airline customers up-to-the-minute flight updates, as well as free access to the Internet. Plus, fliers waiting for their flights can order food from a selection of new restaurants in the terminal and have it delivered to the gate.
"If I'm going to spend $10 on a beer, I'd rather do it on an iPad," said Michael Card, who was traveling recently through Minneapolis-St. Paul, "because it's more fun, more exciting."
OTG Management has eliminated most of the chain restaurants and fast food options at the Minnesota airport in favor of restaurants with menus designed by chefs from the Twin Cities area. The same local concept is being applied at LaGuardia and Pearson airports.