Australian First: The iPad L(a)unch

The iPad L(a)unch media event to click-start the dining revolution

2nd June 2010: Mundo Global Tapas at Rydges North Sydney is set to be the first restaurant in Australia to implement an ordering system that is entirely reliant on the soon to be released Apple iPad.

The iPad menus will be introduced at The iPad L(a)unch –  a VIP lunch on Wednesday 2nd June 2010. Available for the use of regular patrons by dinnertime on the same day, Mundo Global Tapas is leading the electronic dining revolution.

Sydneysiders will now have the same opportunities as diners from some of the world’s most tech savvy cities- including Tokyo and San Francisco. Area General Manager of Rydges Hotels & Resorts, Craig Simpson, has said “We’ve been working on this idea for a couple of months now, and it’s extremely exciting to see it all come to life. In the past I’ve struggled to find a unique and dynamic menu format that suits the Mundo brand – but the iPad is perfect!”.

Run by a custom made application, the interactive menus will allow guests to preview their dishes, as well as order directly through the iPad. However those wishing to maintain a level of engagement with the restaurant staff are welcome to order directly through a waiter.

The creators of the application intend to road test the system at Mundo before fixing more layers (i.e. automatic suggestions for matching wines and pairing dishes) and putting it on the market for other venues around the country.

Mundo Global Tapas + Bar is located at Rydes North Sydney, 54 McLaren Street North Sydney NSW 2060. For restaurant bookings and further information, please call (02) 9965 5123 or visit

Media Contact: Margarita Peker – Klick Communications / 02 8353 7103 / 0414 438 870

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