Development of an eat-in (table booking) and/or takeout app for a restaurant, cafe or bar. No more paper menus!

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[ra_icon_box template=”” heading_size=”icon-box-heading-lg” i_type=”linea” position=”icon-box-side” title=”What are we building?” i_icon_linea=”icon-basic_lightbulb” icon_color=”#333333″]Allow customers to pre-book tables via your app and have a manager confirm their booking. They could even pre-order drinks or food. The idea is to simplify remote restaurant table booking requests.[/ra_icon_box]
[ra_icon_box template=”” heading_size=”icon-box-heading-lg” i_type=”linea” position=”icon-box-side” title=”Why?” i_icon_linea=”icon-basic_question” icon_color=”#333333″]Reduce time spent on the phone or website by keeping bookings all in-app. Customers will find it faster and more convenient to check up on their favourite place to see if it is busy and if they can secure a table.[/ra_icon_box]
[ra_icon_box template=”” heading_size=”icon-box-heading-lg” i_type=”linea” position=”icon-box-side” title=”How would we go about this?” i_icon_linea=”icon-basic_accelerator” icon_color=”#333333″]The key here is deployment. All staff need to be made aware of the app, including the ability to book on behalf of those who do not use the app. Ensuring the app is connected to a healthy source of up-to-date table booking information is essential.[/ra_icon_box]
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Building and deploying a simple app is great, but what can affect the time and cost?

[ra_icon_box template=”” heading_size=”icon-box-heading-md” i_type=”linea” shape_size=”sm” position=”icon-box-inline” alignment=”text-left” i_icon_linea=”icon-arrows_check” title=”System integration” icon_color=”#333333″]If the business already has a desktop solution in place, connecting an app might be costly[/ra_icon_box]
[ra_icon_box template=”” heading_size=”icon-box-heading-md” i_type=”linea” shape_size=”sm” position=”icon-box-inline” alignment=”text-left” i_icon_linea=”icon-arrows_check” title=”Takeout food” icon_color=”#333333″]Takeout will need an up-to-date menu and might require payment processing[/ra_icon_box]
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Developing a table booking and a takeaway app is a great way to connect with your customers. You can start to build up profiles, provide offers and vouchers to users and encourage engagement. It’s possible to develop the very basics of a table booking app and then build up from there with new features and functions.

The key will be the ease of use for both customers and your management team. If both can use the app with ease, then it’ll make it much easier to put through orders and bookings.

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