Smartphone technology is changing the way food service operators are doing business. Some restaurants have proprietary applications for the Apple iPhone and Google Android devices, and other restaurants are teaming up with third-party service providers.
Loaded with content, including specials and promotions, location information, and ordering and payment features, restaurant apps keep wowing us. I reached out to Nick Ostroff, co-founder of 99 Apps, to get an overview of what’s possible and where to get started.
- Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, a Los Angeles-based sushi chain.
- The Melting Pot, a fondue chain.
- Tinseltown American Diner & Milkshake Bar, a U.K. burger bar.
- Cohn Restaurant Group, a San Diego company with more than 13 brands.
30.23% — No, but my restaurant is planning a mobile app.
24.42% — Yes, my restaurant has a mobile app.