Japanese Meal ticket system enables a smooth way to order your meal!
There’s something that Japanese fast food restaurants, ramen restaurants, school cafeterias and company canteens all have in common; can you guess what it is?
Yes, that’s right, at all of these places; you often place your order via a meal ticket machine. Meal tickets are issued via this meal ticket machine and can be found at the front of any restaurant or canteen. Immediately after entering a restaurant with a meal ticket machine, all customers are expected to pay for their meal ticket via the machine and are then guided to an open seat. After taking a seat, there is no longer any time needed for customers to neither choose nor pay for their meals and the overall customer turnover rate is increased exponentially as a result. This event takes away any chance of any dine and ditch customers!
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Most large restaurants and chain stores have photos and English translations on these ticket machines like that of the ramen restaurant Ichiran, shown in the video. However, you will often find that most of the smaller restaurants do not have such details and people that cannot read Japanese are almost sure to have difficulty ordering a meal that they want. If this situation arises, your only option is to ask the restaurant’s staff if they have any menus with pictures. If it is a rather large restaurant, they will most likely have menus with photos to save you from this dilemma. There might even be food displays for you to refer to at the front of the restaurant, so if this is available, be sure to check this first! This system, which originates from Japan, isn’t just available in the form that was shown in the video, but has recently transformed, and now even menus on display screens with voice guidance are available at some locations! With this system and its clear photos, it’s even easier to put your order through!
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A fox meal ticket…? In Japan, food fried in oil is referred to as kitsune. However, when you translate this directly to English, it means fox! This strange translation is becoming quite a topic even overseas, so there might even be quite a lot of people that know about its real meaning. Don’t worry though, because there definitely won’t be any real foxes jumping out at you if you press the kitsune button!
So there you have it guys; A quick rundown of the Japanese meal ticket system that enables a smooth way for you to order your meal! With the introduction of the meal ticketing system, it enables any customer to get their lunch in an average of about 5 minutes! It’s a systematic process that makes our lives just that much more easier and can be considered a very convenient part of Japanese culture!
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ICHIRAN Ramen : <a href=”http://www.ichiran.co.jp/english/” target=”_blank”>http://www.ichiran.co.jp/english/</a>
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