Tiramisu by touch: Olive Garden installing computer tablets on every table to take orders

IndustriesAssociated Press

Olive Garden has a tablet for two waiting for you.

The Italian restaurant chain said Tuesday that it is installing computer tablets at all of its U.S. locations so customers can order and pay by touch screen.

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Tablets have made appearances in airports, where travelers can have food delivered to where they sit, but are still limited in the traditional restaurant scene.

The chain, owned by Florida's Darden Restaurants Inc., said locations using the devices have experienced faster dining times and increased tip percentages for wait staff.

Olive Garden anticipates having the 7-inch tablets in all of its more than 800 U.S. restaurants before year's end.