Mihai Craciun is a professional programmer, but from his job earlier this year became the full-time entrepreneur. Following his passion since childhood, he opened in February Cafe La trains, having spent 25,000 euros just for spatial planning, hiring him in the first stocks. Overall, the investment has exceeded 50,000 euros for the whole café concept is based on a system (consisting of software and electronics) which controls some electric trains that take and make customer orders.
Subsequently, club and scale models developed here started the idea of a cafe where orders are taken and brought by train shop. At first, this service was designed for parents with children coming to classes models, but the idea began to take, and soon became too small space. So the two were thought to develop two lines of business – modelism club and café with electric trains. It took but two years to collect the amount needed to open the cafe and even teamed up with a partner (who has a small part of the business – operated by The trains Pub Ltd and are less involved in its management). Currently, all the cafe walls are surrounded by rails, which now walks five electric trains. Each table that sits customers is one station and to place the order they should compost located on a yellow table next to the product they want.Then they placed the note in locomotive coming to the table to take over command and press a button for it to reach the bartender.
The system mimics reality so that trains stop at red lights, intersections, slow down if another train to the rail, while taking orders made by distance closest to the station of departure and once received the “green light” leaves a slight delay (as would normally leave the train station).
The prices range from 6 lei for plain water and 20 lei for a cocktail or a milkshake.
On weekends, Café La trains receives about 150 customers generally young. The café has three employees, and soon Michael Claus says that he would hire another person.
Source: Ziarul Financiar.