There is an increasing number of people who are willing to use mobile apps to order meals and make reservations, according to a report from the National Restaurant Association (NRA). To feed this growth, a wide array of mobile apps are being developed.
I’ve sifted through hundreds of these apps and drew up a list of six that I’m most excited about. Check out a brief description about what each app does below. For a more in depth look, read my full article on the Software Advice blog: 6 Mobile Apps Restaurant Owners Should Know About.
ChowNow is a simple, easy to use online ordering platform. ChowNow gives a customer the ability to place an order through a restaurant’s website, Faebook page, or ChowNow powered mobile app.
Tabbedout is a mobile payment application. With Tabbedout, all the customer has to do is enter in their information and hit “Open Tab”. From there, the customer can manage and pay for their tab all from their smartphone.
3. Diner Connection
Diner Connection is a wait-list manager. Diner Connection lets hosts communicate with customers via text message. It also allows staff to get rid of all those pesky pagers!
Uncorkd is a wine menu app that works for the iPad. With Uncorkd, a restaurant owner can enter in their entire collection of wines onto the app, including extra information like origin, age, and complementary food pairings. From there, they simply hand the iPad to their customers with the normal menu.
GoPago is a mobile ordering app that lets customers skip the line entirely! With GoPago, customers can use their smartphone to browse, order, and pay for food on-the-go.
Belly is a digital rewards program that gives customers the ability to earn points every time they scan their Belly card or QR code in a restaurant. Once they hit a certain number of points, they can claim a reward determined by the restaurant owner.