High street restaurant Prezzo will trial a new payment system that will enable diners to leave as soon as theyve finished eating without waiting around for the bill
The Barclaycard developed ‘Dine & Dash’ software has been unveiled at a time when new research by Barclaycard has revealed that waiting for the bill is the most frustrating part of eating out for over a third (36%) of Brits while a quarter would consider walking out without paying if the wait for the bill was too long.
Dine & Dash works in 3 easy steps:
1. Tap - tap the Dine & Dash totem with your phone to ‘check
in’ at your table
2. Eat - order as usual and enjoy your meal
3. Go - just walk out after you have finished eating
Restaurant staff won’t think customers have done a runner either, as the totem on the table will change colour to show successful payment.
Diners can also check out in the app where they will have the option to split the bill, add a tip, apply a discount. No matter which method they use, all diners can see their bill total in real time and receive a digital receipt, so they can keep track of their spending.
Dave Broom, IT Director at Prezzo
, said: “Finding better ways to serve our customers is at the top of the agenda for Prezzo. We believe we have found a unique opportunity with Barclaycard’s Dine & Dash solution as it makes payment simpler and quicker. We’re really looking forward to testing this exciting new technology in our restaurants.”
Dine & Dash is being trialled at the St Martins Lane Avenue Prezzo restaurant in Central London on 13 March.