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Waitlist Me App Helps Manage Summer Crowds

As people flock to tourist destinations throughout the Northeast for their summer vacations, restaurants are using Waitlist Me to handle the surge in demand. According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey are expected to hire a combined total of 100,000 new employees this summer to address the rush of seasonal customers, and restaurants are turning to technology to help manage it.

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Waitlist Me showcases digital signage, mobile integrations at NRA Show

Waitlist Me, the cross-platform waitlist app, showcased new ways waitlist technology is being used to help restaurant operators better serve their customers, including digital signage, at this year's National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago.

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Back to the future: 6 innovative technologies saving restaurants money and changing the industry

With the acceleration of restaurant technology, we may not be far off from floating pizzas and whole meals dispensed at the touch of a button. And in many ways, we're far ahead of these imagined futures.

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Enplug’s new App Marketplace offers more ways to create ‘a giant smartphone’

Although we began using the Internet by surfing it, increasingly we’re living inside it. Take those big screens — called digital signage — in bars, restaurants, airports, sports arenas, and stores.

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Enplug and Waitlist Me team to bring wait lists to digital signage screens

Open digital signage software platform Enplug and restaurant waiting list app Waitlist Me have built a new product integration designed to make it easy for any business to display a list of waiting customers on a digital signage display or TV screen.

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NoshList Becomes Waitlist Me To Help Businesses Manage Wait Times Across Many Different Industries

Over the last few years, restaurants have used a little app called NoshList to communicate with and provide estimated wait times to their customers, but it found that same functionality had applications across multiple different industries.

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NoshList Crosses Industries and Platforms As Waitlist Me

NoshList is expanding the use of its popular restaurant waitlist service to help businesses across all industries better manage their waitlists and reservations.

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NoshList Evolves into Waitlist Me

Waitlist Me brings a new level of waitlist customization and functionality to any business aiming to serve their customers more efficiently, and is now available across all platforms.

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Restaurant Waitlist App NoshList Rebrands as Waitlist Me

NoshList, an app-based restaurant waitlist service, said on Tuesday that it’s changing its name to Waitlist Me — in large part because it’s no longer being used just by restaurants.

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Should you buy enterprise applications from a startup?

The idea of buying an enterprise application from a startup company might sound like anathema to a CIO. But Chris Laping, CIO of restaurant chain Red Robin, based in Greenwood Village, Colo., disagrees.

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Q&A: On restaurant wait list technology with Craig Walker, NoshList chief executive

One of my favorite quotes comes from Teddy Roosevelt: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
With American consumers dining out now more than ever, waitlist apps are changing one of the most arguably antiquated seating systems in the industry.

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New Wait List App for iOS7

NoshList has announced the release of its free iOS 7 wait list app, which includes several new features for improving the guest experience and operational efficiencies. The company also added a new analytics section on the NoshList website with downloadable reports that measure visitor activity and trends in a restaurant’s traffic and demographics.

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Changing the Face of Restaurant Technology

One of my favorite quotes comes from Teddy Roosevelt: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
It's a simple quote and yet it means so much. In terms of restaurant operations, I see owners and executives constantly paying tribute to Roosevelt's words, oftentimes without even knowing it. They create a customer experience grounded in the menus they've created, the stores they've designed, and the service they provide. Yet there are always ways we, as an industry, can use today's technology to deliver a customer experience beyond traditional expectation.

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Restaurant Hospitality

When the restaurant industry used to talk about guest management systems, that typically meant paper waitlists and buzzer devices designed to systematically track potential diners. While these methods were somewhat effective, they were static in their approach and failed to capture key business metrics based on diner loyalty, order history or the amount of in-store dollars spent.

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The NoshList wait list app closed out 2013 with more than 22 million diners seated across 5,000 restaurants. The company also finished out the year as one of the first apps available on the Clover POS app marketplace.

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Hospitality Technology

NoshList has announced a new POS integration for its popular wait list app that will allow restaurant operators to better manage their guest experience. Working with Clover, an all-in-one POS solution with an open platform, NoshList is one of the first apps available on the Clover app marketplace.
The NoshList app on Clover makes it simple for any restaurant owner, operator or general manager to manage their wait list and POS all from one place. The app makes getting started with NoshList a snap, and will automatically pull the merchant’s information into NoshList when signing up. More features using other integration touch points are coming soon.

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Red Robin Rollout

Firespotter Labs announced December 6 that its waitlist app for iPad, NoshList, has been successfully integrated into all Red Robin International, Inc. company-owned restaurants as part of a nationwide roll out. A fully featured restaurant waitlist and guest management solution available for free at, NoshList makes it easy for restaurants to efficiently manage their waitlist and elevate the guest experience.

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Mercury News

It's a familiar scene at any bustling restaurant during the Sunday brunch rush -- the only thing standing between you and eggs Benedict is an unwieldy waitlist and an overwhelmed hostess who may not remember your name when a table opens up in an hour.
The backlog of hungry customers and an inefficient table-seating system -- which has traditionally relied on a hostess yelling "Frank! Party of four!" out the restaurant door -- is enough to try the patience of the most avid restaurant diner and trip up even the most smoothly run restaurant operations.

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San Francisco Chronicle

No more "Smith, party of five, your table is ready." No more bulky buzzers to carry around.
NoshList, a free iPad application, enables restaurant staff to text diners on their cell phones when tables are available. The app was released by the Google Ventures-funded Firespotter Labs, a Bay Area technology company founded by Craig Walker that's committed to replacing antiquated infrastructures at large industries.

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TechCrunch - 1 million seated in 75 days

NoshList, the new waitlisting application for restaurants out of Firespotter Labs, the makers of the food photo-sharing app Nosh (and, as you may recall, the awesome SoLoMo spoof app Jotly), is announcing today that it has now hit 1 million seated since the app's debut in February of this year. According to company CEO Craig Walker, the fast uptake for the iPad app by those in the industry has been both rewarding and validating for the team.

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CBS Philadelphia

The worst part about going out for a meal is standing around waiting for your table. NoshList can make that a little more bearable. The NoshList app lets restaurants send a text when they can seat you, giving you the freedom to take a walk or get some air. It's a free app for restaurant owners - and might be one that's worth mentioning to your favorite host or hostess.

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TechCrunch - NoshList Launch

Firespotter Labs, makers of the food photo-sharing app Nosh (and more recently, the hilarious spoof app Jotly), is launching its latest creation today called NoshList, a new waitlisting application for restaurants. The app, designed for the iPad, ties into to the company's consumer-facing Nosh mobile app, which allows users to rate and review restaurants and dishes from their mobile phones.

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Last month, I stumbled into Umami Burger, a restaurant here in San Francisco. It was lunchtime on a weekend and the restaurant was crowded, but the host asked for my mobile phone number and told me the restaurant would text me when a table was ready.
There's an app for that, it appears, since the host put my number into an iPad. And it worked: About 10 minutes later, while I was out for a walk, the message came in. The app in question: NoshList, which is leaving closed beta and should be appearing for free in the App Store tonight.

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