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    I have a question

    What do you call the piece of electronic equipment that shows the number of the order at service at a restaurant?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: I have a question

    I've never been to a restaurant where an order number appears anywhere.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I have a question

    I don't see the relevance of your link.

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    Re: I have a question

    What words/phrases did you search for in order to get those hits? I notice that the page you linked to was in Arabic. What is the English translation of the Arabic words you searched? You can get a translation from any decent online translation tool.
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    Re: I have a question

    Ah! The now serving pictures tell me what you were referring to. In many take-out restaurants, they give the customers a number with their order. They display the number when the order is ready. I don't know of a specific name.
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    Re: I have a question

    Strange equipment, I have never seen anything like that ... It must be a little bit annoying and frustrating if you know the number of your order (n. 26, for example) while the thing on the wall is showing n. 3 is being served right now ...

    But as you may have noticed, the websites you mentioned describe the thing as a counter or a turn-on-matic wall sign.
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    Re: I have a question

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Ah! The now serving pictures tell me what you were referring to. In many take-out restaurants, they give the customers a number with their order. They display the number when the order is ready. I don't know of a specific name.

    I think you can see the same thing in many places; for example in banks where you get also an ordinal number and then you wait for it to be displayed on the big LCDs.
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    Re: I have a question

    Yes.

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