05353219 is referenced by 238 patents and cites 5 patents.

A customer self ordering system is provided for a retail sales store that reduces labor costs, increases efficiency, facilitates managerial tasks and improves customer service. The system provides one or more clusters, each of which is usually operated by a single employee. At least two customer ordering terminals are included with each cluster. A customer enters an order by manipulating a touch screen at each customer ordering terminal. Software for running the customer ordering terminals is designed to be self-teaching, while the proximity of the customer terminal to a cashier terminal at the cluster permits easy customer access of employees for assistance. Terminals may be provided in order preparation areas for displaying customer orders. Additionally, the system operates several managerial subroutines, and the system can accumulate all order data quickly and efficiently for accounting purposes.

Title
Suggestive selling in a customer self-ordering system
Application Number
373381
Publication Number
5353219
Application Date
June 10, 1993
Publication Date
October 4, 1994
Inventor
Michael P Marcus
Lakewood
CO, US
John R Counter
Boulder
CO, US
Christopher K Neimeister
Golden
CO, US
Raymond J Mueller
Littleton
CO, US
Agent
Sheridan Ross & McIntosh
Assignee
Management Information Support
CO, US
IPC
G06F 15/24
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