App scans and provides photos of restaurant menus for quick decision-making

Nearly gone are the days of relying on your typical print-and-paper restaurant menu to inform yourself about food choices. The internet makes it easy to look at a restaurant’s choices before even stepping inside.

Many restaurants are experimenting with ways to make the standard menu more exciting. From creating a menu with Instagram to tantalizing eater with a scent-diffusing app, plenty of eating establishments want to try something new.

At the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 Hackathon, a team focused on improving the ordering experience for visitors in new countries. According to TechCrunch, MenuMe can “recognize the text and translate that into an image of the food item in question which is then overlaid on top of the camera’s viewfinder.” All users need to do is hover over the menu and watch as an image pops up. From there, they can make an informed decision about what they want to eat.

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