What is a Reasonable Wait Time at a Restaurant?

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Did you know restaurants have wait lists an average of 6.6 hours per week, with the average wait time being 23 minutes? This begs the question of a what reasonable wait time at a restaurant should be? Our guest this week wants to lower that number significantly- so he named his startup NoWait. NoWait is […]

This Week in Restaurant Technologies #018: To Play Games or be Useful?

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To play games or be useful? In this week’s show, Brandon and I discuss the outcomes of game mechanics vs. being useful. 1. Foursquare’s latest innovations with their app has affected restaurants. Brandon and I discuss if they are trying to play games or be useful. 2. Applebee’s new campaign involves user’s photos and Instagram. Watch […]

What Can The Yo App Do Besides Say ‘Yo?’

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Ever think that a one-word messaging app could become successful? The Yo App has nailed it. The Yo App launched in April of this year to a lot of ridicule, even being called the dumbest idea ever by multiple media outlets. Now, Yo is showing it’s true potential. The premise is simple – open the […]

The Future of Location Based Apps

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While we’ve all heard of Foursquare and checking in on Facebook, the future of location based apps reaches much further. Geofencing, in-store mapping and location-based ads have all seen their time to shine recently, and have a bright future ahead of them. Location Based Apps Now The idea of a SoMoLo customer base has been […]

Facebook’s Celebrity App

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The latest in the string of weird applications hitting the App Store from social media giant Facebook (i.e. Slingshot and Poke), is Facebook’s celebrity app Mentions, which is creating lots of buzz in the tech world. What is Facebook’s Celebrity App? Since August 2003, Mentions has been tested, although most thought it was just another attempt to […]