TouchBistro Secures Patent for Bill Splitting

December 8, 2016

TouchBistro has been granted a patent for a feature that enables restaurants to easily and quickly split bills between customers. The United States patent number 9514427—entitled “Graphical Interface and Input Method for Allocating an Invoice Amongst a Plurality of Accounts”—was issued on December 6.

The patented feature provides restaurant staff with a powerful tool to correctly allocate whole (or partial) ordered items to individuals, or to be shared by everyone at the table. The feature leverages the tablet’s touch and swipe capabilities to designate which diner is to pay for items ordered, or how individuals are to be grouped on