E la Carte is a privately held technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley’s Redwood City, California that builds specialized tablets and software for restaurant tables. The Presto tablet allows restaurant guests to order food, play games and pay for their bill on demand. The company was founded in 2008 by MIT students Rajat Suri and Ernest Gichini Ngaruiya. While at MIT in December 2007 pursuing his Ph.D., Rajat Suri got the idea to start E la Carte while he was at a restaurant with colleagues from MIT and Harvard. They struggled to split their restaurant bill, taking over an hour and making many mistakes. Rajat then decided to abandon his Ph.D. and start E la Carte. In 2008, he founded the company and then moved its headquarters to Silicon Valley in 2010. In 2013, Applebee’s announced its plans to install 100,000 Presto tablets nationwide. This rollout is the largest tablet rollout to date by any enterprise. Some of E la Carte’s other customers include Genghis Grill, and Evergreen Restaurant Group, a franchisee of Outback Steakhouse.