Midland Kiosks Could Make Running Errands Easier

by Wyatt Goolsby
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Tall City residents on the go will soon have a faster way to get what they need, when they need it. Right now, the work is on to set up kiosks all over town. That means the next time you grab a bite to eat, you'll also be able to order tickets for a play or the next Rockhounds game.

"It's going to be big. It's going to be real big," Ben Spencer, manager at the Harvest Caffe, said.

There's something new at the Harvest Caffe in Midland, but you won't find it on the menu. In fact, you might even overlook it in the corner. But you may see more kiosks popping up around town.

"What they are is interactive advertising," Katy Crozier, with Quick Serve Kiosks, said. "Touch screen type interactive advertising."

Crozier said if you're on the go and need to make plans fast their kiosks will help to make sure your food is ready so you can skip the lines.

"And if you're like most working moms, that's a definite plus, you don't have time to do anything else," Crozier explained.

But food is one thing. Try getting tickets for shows all over town, or looking up job openings.

"You can plan your whole day, just right there," Spencer said. "You buy the tickets and then you're like let's go see a Broadway show, let's go get reservations, let's go get a massage. They're all right here."

Harvest Caffe isn't the only place with a kiosk. Managers with Midland Concierge said they have at least seven of these set up in and around the city. They said they hope to have at least 20 by the end of September.

The best part? Just searching around won't cost you a thing.

"It's user friendly. The only time they would ever pay for anything if they're prepaying food or for example prepaying for their golf tee times, things like that," Crozier added.

So the next time you're out running errands, a quick stop at one of the kiosks could help you get it done a little faster.