newest Seattle-based restaurants, Bar Cotto and Rione XIII, have chosen the RAIL payment platform from Viableware
in an effort to increase card security and provide better service for its customers.
The RAIL payment platform uses a fleet of handheld devices designed to replicate the look and feel of the leather folder that is commonly used to present the bill at full-service restaurants. However, the RAIL can automatically split the bill, calculate the tip, and email a receipt at the touch of a finger. Most importantly, it allows the guest to self-swipe their own card and retain possession of it throughout the entire transaction, mitigating any chance of card information theft.
The RAIL easily integrates with industry leading POS systems – such as the Dinerware POS system that is used at both Bar Cotto and Rione XIII – to securely accept payments at the table.
Bar Cotto and Rione XXIII represent the latest in a series of restaurants to implement the RAIL payment platform. Last year Viableware announced that select establishments operated by some of the nation’s finest restaurant organizations – including Anthony’s Restaurants, Dickie Brennan & Co., P.F Chang’s, and Restaurants Unlimited – were piloting the RAIL payment platform. This particular implementation with Ethan Stowell Restaurants marks the first time that a major credit card brand is also piloting the technology.