Pittsburgh startup NoWait
raised $10 million in venture funding which it plans to use for hiring and the creation of new tools.
The application allows iOS and Android users to track their wait times at restaurants and add their names to wait lists before they have arrived at the restaurant. The app also enables restaurant employees to collect phone numbers and send text messages to alert diners that their tables are ready.
According to the Wall Street Journal
, more than 1,000 restaurants in the United States and Canada such as Buffalo Wild Wings
and Texas Roadhouse
are already using NoWait to organize their waiting lists.
Ware Sykes, Chief Executive of NoWait, says that the company plans to develop technology that allows restaurants to view analytics like how frequently their customers visit them and how much they spend.