ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Restaurant.com iPhone mobile app, now available in Apple's App Store, gives diners the ability to scan nearby dining options, purchase a paperless savings certificate and redeem it for money off their bill…all on an iPhone.
"Restaurant.com experienced its most successful year in 2011, serving up record savings for millions of diners and nearly $400 million in revenue for the restaurant industry," said Restaurant.com President and Chief Marketing Officer Christopher Krohn. "In 2012, we are deploying mobile technology to build on this success, making it more convenient for our customers to save money when dining out and generating greater revenue than ever before for restaurants across the country."
With the Restaurant.com App for iPhone, consumers can:
- Find unparalleled restaurant savings using the app's "Deals Near Me" geolocation feature, or search for restaurants by ZIP code or city.
- View restaurant menus, descriptions, photos, hours of operation and other information.
- Purchase and redeem Restaurant.com Gift Certificates 100 percent digitally by showing the on-screen certificate to their server in the restaurant. No printing or paper certificates needed.
- Use the iPhone's built-in mapping technology for directions to their dining destination.
Restaurant.com iPhone app users can filter restaurant search results by city, distance, price and cuisine type. Then, consumers simply choose a restaurant, purchase a gift certificate and enjoy the savings.
"American consumers are increasingly relying on mobile technology to make choices about their dining and entertainment options," said Krohn. "One of Restaurant.com's goals in 2012 is to help the restaurant industry embrace this trend and bring diners and restaurant owners together in greater numbers despite the sluggish economy."
Restaurant.com helps deepen relationships and create lasting memories one dining experience at a time. The company offers savings at more than 18,000 restaurants nationwide with more than 45,000 daily gift certificate options. Restaurant.com brings family and friends together to relax, converse and enjoy dining out. Restaurant.com has helped customers save more than $2 billion since the Arlington Heights, Ill.-based company was founded in 1999.