Stacked Gives A Glimpse Of The Future Of Food
A new restaurant in Huntington Beach makes technology the centerpiece of your dining experience.
You need to go to Stacked. But not just for the food.
Brought to you by the founders of BJ’s Restaurant, Stacked is a restaurant chain that just opened its first Orange County location in Huntington Beach. The menu offers burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and salads, along with a vast alcohol selection and a variety of decadent shakes.
But what makes Stacked worth the visit is the iPad that sits your table. On this iPad, you control the entire dining experience. You order food and drinks on the iPad. You can request a server or get a water/soft drink refill from the iPad. You even pay the check on the iPad. The software Stacked uses is fast and fluid, making the ordering process simple and quick. Ordering your burger is just like buying a pair of headphones on Amazon. It really is amazing.
Yes, I’m aware that other restaurants use tablets. In fact, a few weeks ago, I had lunch at Chili’s and noticed that they have a tablet at your disposal to play games, order more drinks or appetizers and pay for your check. But Chili’s does not integrate the tablet into the experience. A server still greets you and takes your orders. The tablet is just a supplement.
Stacked makes technology the centerpiece of the dining experience. This matches the evolving nature of our Internet-based society. We’re so used to being able to customize our experiences today on the Internet. For example, you can create your own playlists on Spotify and only hear the music you want.
Stacked follows a very similar model. The restaurant allows you to customize your order just as you like it, down to the last pickle. Picky eaters are very welcome here.
You also set the pace of your experience. This is just like watching a Netflix series, you can “binge watch” an entire series in a night or take it an episode a week, you set the pace. The servers at Stacked aren’t rushing you to order your food or pay your check. No need to flag down a server. You can get a refill on your drink or additional condiments, when you want them. And you control this all from the iPad.
This is the future of dining. Check it out.
Stacked is at 7490 Edinger Ave. in Huntington Beach. (657) 845-2100, stacked.com
Originally posted 2016-04-12 21:58:05.