Raspberry Pi & Pipsta based solution for Point of Sale, Remote Kitchen Printing & Online Ordering aimed at restaurants, bars and takeways.
- 12,738 in-house & takeout orders printed (Apr 2016 - Nov 2018)
- 1,201 online takeout orders served (Dec 2016 - Nov 2019)
- 235 payments using credit/debit card online (via Stripe) (Dec 2016 - Nov 2018)
- 1 Crypto payments (to give perspective, we've just had 1 for a dine-in customer) (Dec 2016 - Nov 2018)
- 0 hardware failures/replacements (Apr 2016 - Nov 2019)
Featured on The MagPi, May 2017, Issue 57, Page 40.
Live example of the online ordering feature: Sadly no longer active (my father, the manager, retired); but you can still order online :) https://khybertandoori.com
At the Bar:
At the Kitchen:
Online Ordering via an iPhone:
Sadly no longer active; my father is retired and has passed on the business to new, younger, managers.
NB: Not accessible outside the UK
- Tablet/touch based POS for waiters.
- Print bar receipts and tickets to the kitchen.
- Online ordering for customers.
- View the bar or kitchen using RP cameras.
- The Pipsta printers are used to print the customer receipts or kitchen tickets (Python, Bash Scripts, SCP).
- Orders arriving from a website are sent to the bar and kitchen for printing (SCP).
- PiOrder is agnostic to the website creation. We've used Symfony2 & PHP. Bash, Awk and Cron used for handling of the orders and current waiting times. Stripe used for taking online payments.
- No central database is used - using files is sufficient.
- 2 x RP Model 2B
- 2 x Pipsta
- 1 x Web Hosting (we use 4uhosting.co.uk)
- 1 x Wifi router & internet connection
- 1 x Pair of powerline ethernet adaptors
- 1 (or more) Tablets (for web browsing)
- Optional: Raspberry Pi Cameras
Q: Why print onto paper / why not go fully electronic?
A: For customers, a paper receipt is still desired. For chefs, paper has robustness in a kitchen environment. An interesting discussion here.
Q: How much does this cost?
A: Estimated breakdown below:
|2 Pipsta Printers
|1 Large Tablet
|2 Small Tablets
|1 Printer Cam
|2 Raspberry Pi's
|1 Wireless router
|Internet & Telephone
- A 3G Mifi costing £30 for the device and £30/year for 12GB is a possibility.
- While a static IP is useful, it isn't strictly necessary.
Q: How reliable are the Pipsta printers, Raspberry Pi's and tablets?
A: We've been running all the above for a full year with no hardware based problems.
Q: Which tablets are you using?
A: Amazon Kindle Fires (2 x 7 inch and 1 x 10.1 inch)