Restaurant business has been growing steadily over the years, and it is expected to continue doing so. The whole ‘eating out’ culture is never going to die - people go to restaurants for dates, with friends, with family, for business meetings or even by themselves to have a great evening and a delicious dinner.
Restaurant industry's yearly sales reach $799 billion, and according to Toast, 95% jf restaurant owners admit that the use of technology improves business efficiency.
The whole 36% of visitors believe that it is vital for restaurants to allow booking a table online, and 49% prefer scrolling through the whole menu from their phone.
Application’s Main Features
So we’ve talked about why you need an app for your restaurant business, now let’s have a look at what your application must have in it to be efficient and draw visitors:
- Booking tables
- Placing orders + delivery
- Payment system
- Location services
- Discounts and loyalty programs
- Ratings and feedback
Of course you are not limited to just these features listed above, go on and make up something original to make your app stand out!
How to Create a Restaurant App
We have created a list of core development pionts necessary for a restaurant app:
- Categorized menu
- Payment gateways
- Geolocation services
- Social networks integration
It would be a great idea to connect your app with an application like FourSquare or Yelp to spread a word about your business and get more feedback.
A note from Thunderrise:
Developing these features takes about 400 hours, and a team of iOS dev, Android dev, web dev, and a designer will be able to finish off in about two months.
The price of course depends on your desired features and developer’s hourly rate (as you might have heard a million times already).
If you want to get an estimation and develop your own restaurant app, make sure to contact us.Go here if you you are interested in getting more information on the topic.