They don’t expect us to spell anything correctly after all! One can expect almost everything ,from saving lives to colourful tacos. The table makes sure that you don’t crash the markets from home! Isn’t that what we need ?
Gone are the days where the only purpose for a table was to hold up objects. These have now transformed into something else entirely. “What does a bar comprise of? It has drinks, food, sports, music and the experience of meeting new people… I’ve taken all this and combined it into one product,” begins Rahul Dhingra, 37-year-old tech enthusiast, who conceptualised the interactive tables. Witness some cool animations in virtual reality;a different world right?
With a few outlets up and running at Mumbai, Pune, Bhopal and CBD Belapur, Dhingra along with his partner Dibyendu Bindal have planned a total of 20 across the country.Located where the old Bar Stock Exchange (BSE) once stood, this recently-launched bar has seemingly ordinary furnishing – large ceiling fans, contemporary decor with booze bottles hanging about and pop culture acronyms plastered across walls – barring one thing: tables that talk.
Snazzy Drinks & Dishes to Grab!
Drinx Exchange has snazzy cocktails like The Ultimate Bulldog – a blend of vodka, white rum, gin with juices and beer; Electric Iced Tea; and frozen watermelon Daiquiris to quench your thirst.
Apart from an array of ravishing drinks, the table will service you the Old Monk Chicken Wings, Hummus platters and mini coloured tacos .
Let the table do the talking
Hi, I am your table for today! You can call me table 1!” One of the many 32-inch LED screens fitted on medium-sized tables (that seat four) lights up inside Drinx Exchange .The CMS manages a gamut of activities like introducing your waiter, taking food and drink orders, displaying lyrics of ongoing songs, an itemised bill and an option called ‘crash the market’. This is signaled by sirens and the tables give you a heads-up to tell you to, “keep your eyes open” for the one who crashes the market. Customers then make a dash for the discounted drinks, their eyes fixed on the ticking countdown on big screens, as the crash only lasts up to five minutes.
This techy at heart, who says he’s been programming since the age of 10, technology is everything. “Tech goes everywhere – at customer level, staff, managers, even food and beverages have to be designed based on tech. That’s the future.”