Tablets at restaurant tables

Posted at 8:10 AM, Dec 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-05 10:10:01-05

(CNN) — Applebee’s is planning to add something new to its tables.

The restaurant chain wants to put tablet computers at every table.

It hopes to have the tablets in place at all of its U.S. restaurants by the end of 2014.

Customers reportedly will be able to use the tablets to order appetizers and desserts, pay for their meals and even play video games while they wait.

But, you’ll still have to go through a waiter to order your main dish.

Applebee’s isn’t the only chain looking to add new technology.

Chili’s restaurants are already working to put tablets at their tables, and IHOP is looking into doing the same thing.