(KDS) Kitchen Display System is a digital system used in restaurants and other food service establishments to display orders in real-time to the kitchen staff. Instead of printing paper tickets, orders are entered into a computer system by waitstaff or other personnel and displayed on a monitor or a series of monitors in the kitchen.
The KDS allows kitchen staff to see orders as they come in and to prioritize them based on factors such as time, order size, and complexity. The system can also alert kitchen staff when orders are taking too long to be fulfilled or when a certain ingredient is running low.
The benefits of using a KDS include increased efficiency and accuracy, as well as reduced paper waste. Additionally, KDS systems can integrate with other restaurant technologies such as point-of-sale systems, inventory management systems, and customer relationship management software, allowing for seamless communication and data sharing across different aspects of the restaurant operation.