Dragons' Den rejects dish up surprise
PUBLISHED: 11:30 27 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:23 26 October 2009
A NEW restaurant will become the first place to trial an innovative gizmo designed by two former students. Luthers has opened in Potters Bar High Street, and its modern look will be further enhanced by a new groundbreaking device.
A NEW restaurant will become the first place to trial an innovative gizmo designed by two former students.
Luthers, the self-styled 'West End bar', has opened in Potters Bar High Street, and its modern look will be further enhanced by a new groundbreaking device.
The device is a touchscreen menu which enables diners to order their food from their tables.
It belongs to two former business students turned entrepreneurs Eli Huttner and Rowland Omamor - whose progress the WHT has followed since the pair were snubbed by TV show Dragons' Den.
After show judges decided not to back their project the pair, who were students at the University of Hertfordshire, did not give up hope.
Last month they got the backing they needed when the University of Hertfordshire decided to offer them funding, and now Luthers, which opened two months ago, has also decided to link up with the pair.
Luthers manager Tony Singh said: "We are very excited to be getting this new device, it is an exciting, new and fresh idea.
"We will use it at lunchtimes, which is a very busy period of the day and it will be a great help.
"Not only will it save us time but it will save time for those people who come in and only have an hour for lunch."
South Mimms resident Eli said: "This is the chance to really put our device out there, and it is great to finally see our hard work pay off.
"We are talking with other large restaurant chains as well but we can not disclose any information until things are finalised.
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