FUKUOKA–Restaurant chain operator Royal Holdings Co. has cooked up an innovative solution to overcome the labor shortage problem–eliminating cash payments.
Cashless restaurant Gathering Table Pantry will open on a trial basis in Tokyo on Nov. 6 with a “No Cash” sign at its entrance.
The Fukuoka-based company aims to enhance efficiency at the new outlet by doing away with the traditional payment management system.
With not even a terminal to top up IC card balances, the only payment methods accepted will be by credit cards and electronic money using a tablet device placed on each table, which will also be used by customers to place orders.
Royal Holdings said the 40-seat restaurant could be managed by just three staff members thanks to the cashless payment system.
The company plans to use the know-how to be gained from this outlet to its chain restaurants such as Royal Host.