Monday, June 7th, 2010
Adelaide technology solution provider NetStart has released MenuPad (, an interactive food ordering system for the Apple iPad. MenuPad was launched at Rydges North Sydney last week, allowing diners to interact with menus to place orders direct to the kitchen.

NetStart Managing Director Jock Gordon said that as well as displaying a visual menu, MenuPad provides automatic suggestions for matching wines and food pairings, and allows diners to personalise meals at the touch of a button. This includes the ability to specify your steak treatment, “which is sure to reduce the incidence of meals being sent back to the kitchen”, Gordon said.

The Area General Manager of Rydges Hotels & Resorts, Craig Simpson, said: “MenuPad adds a new dimension to the dining experience…. It is extremely exciting to see it all come to life.”

MenuPad allows the restaurant to remove or add an item at the click of a button, eliminating ‘menu letdown’ when a dish is no longer available.

NetStart has developed MenuPad solutions for cafés, takeaway shops and restaurants, right through to international hotel chains and franchises, and is already in talks to integrate with leading point-of-sale systems.

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Founded in 2004, NetStart is an internet solutions provider and developer of iPhone and iPad applications for corporate and government markets. NetStart helps its customers improve and grow their online presence by providing jargon-free solutions. NetStart services range from domain names management and hosting right through to custom development and online marketing solutions.
Jock Gordon
P: 0439 562 540


MenuPad is a technological breakthrough that can provide diners with an innovative and improved dining experience, without increasing service staff or costs. Using the MenuPad, which utilises the sophisticated touch-screen technology of the Apple iPad, diners can view the restaurant's entire menu, look for more information on menu items, see images or videos of the food they can order, call the waiter or place an order with one touch.
Jock Gordon
P: 1300 797 545


iPad, iPad app, electronic menu, e-menu, restaurant ordering system, iPad application



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