Table service is most commonly seen in full-service restaurants, where guests are seated at a table and given time to look over the menu. The server takes the customers’ drink orders first and returns later to gather their meal requests. Once the order is ready, either the server or runner delivers the food and occasionally checks in to see if anyone needs refreshments or has any concerns.

After the guests finish their meals, the server drops off the final check where they make their payment via-

  • Tabletop Tablet
  • Mobile Payment
  • Counter POS Station

When the bill is paid, guests are able to leave, enabling bussers to clean the table and the process starts over again.

As this is the standard service model for traditional restaurants, both employees and customers are already accustomed to its stages, requiring less extensive training. However, this model also tends to have high labor costs as it requires full front and back of house staff.