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    Don’t Attempt To Turn Your Customers Into Confused Order Drones

    Customers come to your restaurant for the experience…to be entertained…to be served professionally.  Don’t make the mistake of trying to turn your valued guests into order takers.  Let your staff of servers do their job by taking orders from your guests and add to your guests’ experience.

    The advantage of TBM’s is not turning your customers into order takers.  The advantage is giving your customers a superior experience though a professionally created, designed and executed electronic menu.

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    Customers Love Bent Oak TBMs!

    Research shows that customer’s love the convenience, fun and accuracy of TBMs!  Even older customers love them because they are easy to use, add an added dimension to the dining experience, and because they can FINALLY SEE THE MENU in low-light dining rooms.

    When customers see your menu items, can view what they are ordering and utilize the wine pairing function, it all adds up to a better customer experience…and more profits for you.  (Click on the video to the left for a full overview.)

  • 9 Things to Avoid When Choosing A Traditional Alarm Company

    7 Things to Avoid When Choosing An Electronic Menuing System

    We listened to all the things you dislike about electronic menuing system… then fixed them.

    Typical Tablet Menu System

    Attempts to remove the server from the customer relationship and turn the guest into an order drone.


     

     

    Not designed by real restaurant owners, for real restaurant owners.  Typically designed by computer geeks and engineers.




    Doesn’t pair menu items with wine and doesn’t have a great wine list function.



    Owners are frustrated with the capability of the actual installation with what was promised.   (It’s very difficult to turn your customers into order takers, which is what typical systems concentrate on.)

     

    Installed permanently on table or on wall next to table.

    Tied directly to POS

    Tries to do many things, achieves none especially well.

    Bent Oak Tablets: a Better Way

    Technology can’t replace the human touch, and your servers provide the one-to-one human interaction that your customers need.  That interaction is a key part of your brand and your customer experience…don’t try to replace it with sterile technology…it won’t work.

    Bent Oak Tablets running Menuvative Software is the only TBM designed by a real owner of 17 table-service restaurants, for owners of restaurants, like you!


    Built into every Bent Oak Tablet System is our patented wine pairing system.  Pairing Pro automatically pairs the right wine with the right menu item, freeing you from reliance on inexperienced and unskilled waitstaff and expensive wine Sommeliers. The system also functions as a professional and searchable inventory of your wine.

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  • Coffee & Cream is not for you 1,2

    Bent Oak Tablets Might Not Be For You If…

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    You don’t utilize table service in your restaurant.  If your customers order at a counter you will not benefit from our systems.

    Our advice would be to go to your POS supplier and see it they have a system that will better serve your customers.

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    Your average ticket is not at least $12.  We believe that every investment in a restaurant should have a fast ROI and a restaurant usually needs $12 and up to achieve a fast ROI.

    If your typical ticket is less than that, we suggest that you look for other places to invest your hard earned money.

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    However, if you are one of the almost 250,000 independent and small chain  restaurants in the US who have table service and a typical ticket of $12 or more, then Bent Oak Tablets are probably the best choice for you and your restaurant.  If you are in any doubt, contact one of our menu consultants at 1-800.535.8948 x 704 for a FREE, no-obiligation, no-pressure ROI analysis for your business.

  • More Rave Reviews of Coffee & Cream Alarms

    Press Coverage Of Bent Oak Tablets And Menuvative

  • Plus Three Risk–Free Guarantees

  • Coffee & Cream Features at a Glance

    Bent Oak Tablet Benefits At A Glance

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      Cut Training Time By 80%

      No need to waste time and money training servers on everything on your menu, which can take weeks Al...

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      Customers Order With Their Eyes

      The old maxim is that people "eat with their eyes".  More importantly to you, customers ORDER with ...

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      No Software Contracts Ever

      No longterm contracts required for your TBM's when using Menuvative So...

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      Menu Updates Immediately Wirelessly

      Your TBM's are updated within 3 minutes when you make a change.  No more 86ed items on the menu.  ...

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      Advanced Menuing Software

      Menuvative software is the ONLY menuing software on the market created by real restaurant owners for...

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      Custom Menu Look And Feel

      Your brand is important and needs to be communicated effectively to your customers.  So, we custom ...

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      24/7 Instant Menu Updates – Anywhere Any Time

      Control your menu through our web based Menu Creator system. N Learn more

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      Automatic Wine Pairing – Pairing Pro

      Pairing Pro is our patented software built into Menuvative software that automatically pairs your wi...

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    Total Menu Control From Anywhere in the World

    No need to wait for the “next printing” of your menus to make changes, update prices or introduce new items.  Stop relying on white out, labels or server instructions to keep your menus current. Instead, use our web-based menu-update  software to immediately update, change or test your menu…anytime, from anywhere.

  • Check Out Cofee & Cream 5-Minute Installation Video

    Check Out Bent Oak Tablets Overview Video

    How Bent Oak Tablets Work In Your Restaurant

    Experience the power of Bent Oak Tablets for yourself by viewing this video.  You’ll see for yourself how our TBM’s can impact your restaurant and “wow” your guests with the power of hand-held, electronic menus.

    Everything You Need For A Perfect Tablet Based Menu System

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    See Features

    Many components and services required to have a successful TBM install in your restaurant.  Don’t cobble a system together…rely on our expertise to do it right, in no time.!

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    See Your Return

    For as little as 19 cents per seat, per day in your restaurant, you’ll get all the advantages that a professional, flexible and well-designed TBM has to offer.  See for yourself the ROI on a TBM in your restaurant.

    See The Plan

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  • Customer Review

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    “I have had my system for about 6 weeks now my wife and I love it. We just lost power for four days, I took the base to my in-laws and recharged it twice. It worked great during the power outage. I spoke to some neighbors who have also recently got alarms with other companies, they were very upset because their system.

    Customer Review: Donald Meehan
  • With a 100% Wireless System you can add more sensors anytime

    100% Wireless Tablet Connection

    Bent Oak Tablets are connected to the internet via a secure wireless router (supplied) at all times, which means whenever you make a change to your menu, it’s reflected within seconds on all your menus.

    • » Hide 86′d Items
    • » Change Prices
    • » Update Descriptions
    • » Create Promotions
    • » Test New Items
    • » Update Wine Inventory
    • » Create Cross Sells
    • » Add Selections
    • » Improve Customer Experience
    • » Menus Are Always Up-To-Date

  • Maximize Your Profit

    Maximize Your Profit. See The Figures For Yourself

    Don’t be tied down and hamstrung by the limitations of traditional paper or laminated menu systems.  Improve your profitability immediately by using Bent Oak Tablets with Menuvative software.

    Paper and laminated menus have been around for as long as there have been restaurants.  Unleash the power of TBMs in your restaurant and watch your profit soar while your customer satisfaction scores go through the roof.

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