Breakwater Beach waterpark are a cut above in more
ways than one.
Food options include the Dockside Café, Barbecue Grill and the
Cottage Café, each offering its own unique menu. At the
Dockside, the park’s main restaurant, patrons can order
typical fare such as hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, pizza
and ice cream. The Barbecue Grill goes a step farther. Barbecue
meat is cooked outside, allowing the tantalizing smell to waft
throughout the park. The Cottage Café specializes in freshly
made salads and sandwiches.
Beverage choices include soft drinks, water, lemonade and Monster
Energy drinks. Monster has supplied food service workers with neon
green T-shirts so guests can easily spot them.
The seaside waterpark itself is rooted in the “Jersey
Shore” tradition of fun, but food service is all high-tech.
Operators have set up an iPhone app that allows visitors to order
and pay for food from their smartphones, making meal or snack time
a breeze. Now parents who are relaxing in the 300 chairs
surrounding the interactive play structure don’t have to go
gather up the kids and relinquish their spots to wait in a long
line when it’s time to eat.
Guests love the convenience of the iPhone app, and feedback has
been positive, say operators. The app also takes pressure off the
main restaurant, Dockside. Food sales have jumped 20 percent since
the app was instituted, and the number of diners served at Dockside
hasn’t decreased a bit. This use of technology is clearly the
future of food and beverage, but at Breakwater Beach, a wait staff
also is available to serve those who prefer a more traditional