Automated Cafe Experience


The San Francisco cafe/tech startup reached out to Britelite to develop a first of a kind, fully-automated customer ordering and pickup system. Working with our partners Speck Design, we engineered and deployed 27 transparent LCD food cubbies that facilitated the automated food ordering process. As patrons order food, a video wall is updated with the order status. Once the food is ready, the transparent display on a cubby runs a personalized animation to show that the food is ready. As the content fades, the patron’s name appears on the screen with a “touch to open” animation.


Our Role

  • Customer Ordering API

    Developed a customer ordering API that tracked meal progress and triggered animations on the video wall

  • Video Wall Visualizer

    Developed a custom render engine for the large video that displayed ordering status, animations, and cubby locations

  • Back-End & CMS

    Developed a back-end system that allows corporate management to change assets within the environment

  • AV Integration

    Procured hardware and provided site commissioning and integration

Mobile Design

Tools & Technology

  • TouchDesigner
  • OLED
    Transparent LCD Touchscreens
  • Back-End
  • NEC
    Video Wall Matrix

Transparent LCD