DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - November 30, 2015) - Ziosk, maker of the world's first ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the table tablet, and Olive Garden today announced the completed rollout of tabletop tablets at more than 800 restaurants nationwide. All tablets are compatible with Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE), offering the highest level of payment security for its guests.
Ziosk's 7-inch touchscreen tablets allow Olive Garden guests to browse the menu, order drinks, appetizers and desserts, and pay checks at their convenience. Ziosk tablets also feature interactive activities such as zTrivia, a Ziosk-developed game updated bi-weekly with questions from current news and events, designed to bring family and friends together as they share a meal.
"We are very proud to have our Ziosk tablets on Olive Garden tables across the country and particularly to have completed this installation in advance of our end of year timetable," said Austen Mulinder, Ziosk CEO. "Today's consumer is increasingly embracing technology for convenience, more control and entertainment, and Olive Garden is as the forefront of identifying ways to seamlessly integrate these benefits into their guest dining experience."
Ziosk also recently launched an industry-leading security solution, featuring Point-to-Point Encryption technology that further ensures sensitive credit card data is protected from first card swipe, while in transit and all the way to payment providers. Olive Garden is the first national restaurant concept to adopt this technology at all their locations through Ziosk.
"The addition of Ziosk tablets has helped enhance our guests' dining experience, resulting in higher overall satisfaction scores," said Dave George, Olive Garden president. "The technology creates efficiencies that allow our servers to focus more on our guests to create memorable dining experiences."
Commanding 95 percent market share in the deployed tabletop tablet space, Ziosk tablets are currently in more than 2,500 restaurants across all 50 states. By the year's end Ziosk will have fully deployed its newest contracts, totaling over 150,000 new Ziosk tablets interacting with more than 50 million guests per month, and demonstrating Ziosk's continued momentum in the restaurant industry.
For more information on Ziosk please visit www.ziosk.com.
About Olive Garden
Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.8 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., which owns and operates more than 1,500 restaurants that generate over $6.8 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 150,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, Olive Garden restaurants have donated more than 33 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country. For more information, visit www.olivegarden.com. Connect with us on Facebook.com/OliveGarden, Twitter.com/OliveGarden and Instagram.com/OliveGarden.
Based in Dallas, Ziosk® is the maker of the first entertainment, ordering and pay-at-the-table tablet for the restaurant market. The technology, featuring a 7-inch tablet and encrypted credit card reader, resides on each table and enables guests to see menu items, play games, view news and entertainment, order food and beverages and 'pay on demand'; all of which gives guests control over their dining experience. With its interactive capabilities, Ziosk and its footprint have created the Ziosk® Media Network, a digital media platform for partners to create engaging experiences at the point of purchase. Ziosk is revolutionizing the experience and economics of dining. For more information, please visit www.ziosk.com.