REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--E la Carte, creators of the Presto Smart Dining System for full-service restaurants, announced today that its proprietary platform consistently delivers a better guest dining experience in addition to double-digit growth in net profit for restaurant operators deploying this proven technology platform. Restaurant operators across the nation have seen strong results from their Presto Systems, including higher average check size, optimized labor utilization, increased table turns, increased loyalty club signups, and other operational efficiencies. Cumulatively, these benefits have yielded a 33 percent lift in pre-tax profits per location (based on $1.5 million restaurant AUV).
According to research conducted in partnership with Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, more than 79 percent of the restaurant guests surveyed responded that the Presto System “improved their overall dining experience,” and 83 percent of restaurant guests said that the Presto System “increases their likelihood to return to the restaurant again.”
One of the key drivers in delivering higher guest satisfaction is the Presto System’s rich catalog of interactive entertainment. With more than 25 premium games in its catalog, the Presto System focuses on games that enhance the dining experience by sparking more social interaction between families, friends, and couples. In order to deliver best-in-class game titles, E la Carte has partnered with premiere game publishers including GameHouse, a division of RealNetworks, Inc., which includes a title from their hit series Delicious®, Delicious - “Emily’s New Beginning.”
“The Presto System receives more than 2 million game plays each week across our nationwide network of more than 1,800 restaurant locations,” said Rajat Suri, CEO and Founder of E la Carte. “Our catalog is regularly optimized to incorporate industry gaming trends as well as guest feedback in order to provide a superior guest experience. This is just one way we translate big data into actionable insights that help our restaurant partners grow their business and increase their profits.”
About E la Carte and the Presto Smart Dining System™
E la Carte, developers of the Presto Smart Dining System™, has led the table-top dining revolution with its guest-facing, pay-at-the-table, e-commerce system. Installed in over 1,800 restaurants across the nation, the Presto System enables restaurant guests to take greater control over their dining experience by allowing them to order from a full menu, play exciting interactive games, and pay their bill directly from the table. The Presto System also provides operational and financial benefits to restaurant operators which drives increased profitability, and unlocks restaurant data that was previously inaccessible, enabling smarter decisions around guest satisfaction.