Point of Sale Software - ROBOTILL -

Restaurant Tables

In the Restaurant module, all sales are linked to tables. Even if you don't have actual tables (example a Take-Away shop), you can still use tables to keep multiple orders (tabs) open. This can be useful if you take telephone orders and need to keep the order for a while. You can switch between tables and keep on adding to orders.

Restaurant Floor Plan

To make table selection easier for waiters and cashiers you can create a floor plan of tables that is specific to your restaurant or bar. You can add as many tables as you need. A table can also be a 'pub/bar chair' (see image below). To help make the floor plan easier to understand you can also add other objects like walls, doors, terrace, bar, kitchen etc.

Restaurant Tables

Tables are colour coded to show what tables are available. A waiter can select a table by touching the table (or using a mouse click). When a table is selected the details of the table will be displayed in the 'Selected Table' section of the screen. Information displayed will be:
  • Name of the selected table.
  • The cashier that is allocated to that table.
  • The waiter that is allocated to that table.
  • If a specific customer is allocated to the table (optional), the customer name will be displayed.

To use a table, touch or click the table and click on 'Select Table'.

Once a sale has been allocated to a table it can be moved to another table. To move a sale select the table/sale, click on 'Sale Options' and then 'Change Table'. All the items for the order and the waiter will be moved to the new table.

A sale that is allocated to a table can also be split into several bills. See Split a Bill

Once you select a table and no waiter is allocated to the table, you will be prompted to select a waiter for the table (if you chose to use waiters). For more information on how to use waiters see Waiters.

Setting up the Floor Plan

To set up the floor plan (add tables) go to ROBOTILL Manager > Setup > System Configuration > Restaurant Specific and click on 'Setup Restaurant Tables'.

restaurant floorplan

To move a table simply click on the table and drag it while keeping the mouse button down. To change a name or size, enter the values for the name, with and/or height and click on 'Update Table'.

The height and width is a value from 1 - 100. For example, if you enter a value of 5 for the height, the table will take up 5% of the height of the screen. If you choose 20 for width, the table will take up 20% of the width of the screen.

To add multiple tables that have a similar width and height, use the Copy button. Each time you click on Copy, it will place a new similar table in the left top corner of the screen.

The 'New' Button will just clear the current selected table to allow you to enter a new table. You then still need to click on 'Add Table' after you entered the table information.

You can also choose if a object is a customer table or just an object on the floor plan. A customer table can be selected in the restaurant module to allocate a order to that table. So a customer table can also be:
  • Pub or Bar Chairs (see image above)
  • Telephone Orders
  • Take-Out Orders
Other objects can be anything that will make the floor plan easier to understand for example walls, entrances, bar, kitchen, etc.

The 'Update Table', 'Delete' and 'Add' will just add it to the screen but your changes will not yet be saved to the database. All changes needs to be saved using the 'Save Changes' button.

Using a Default Table

If you do a take-away (fast food restaurant) or you don't want to use tables, you can choose to use a default table. By selecting a default table it will speed up sales so that you don't have to select a table for every sale. You can then still select a table if needed. To use this option, in ROBOTILL Manager, go to Setup > System Configuration > Restaurant Specific and select 'Use Default Table'.

Automatic Table Selection