NoshList Celebrates One Million Diners Seated

750 restaurants using NoshList in two months since launch

May 08, 2012, 15:29 ET from Firespotter Labs

CHICAGO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Firespotter Labs today announced from the National Restaurant Association Show 2012 that the one millionth diner has been seated using NoshList, its free waitlist app for iPad that notifies diners via text messaging that their tables are ready. NoshList helps restaurants easily and efficiently manage their waitlist and improves the dining experience by replacing paper lists, microphones and alert buzzers with text messages sent directly to the diner's cell phone.

"We are thrilled to celebrate our millionth diner seated using NoshList.  We are extremely happy with the high rate of adoption by restaurants since our launch a little over two months ago and seating over one million diners in that short time has exceeded our wildest expectations," said Craig Walker, CEO and founder of Firespotter Labs. "Diners want an easy, convenient way to know when their table is ready and restaurants need an efficient solution that improves the experience for their customer. That is what NoshList delivers."

NoshList launched in February 2012 to restaurants in San Francisco and has since gone nationwide to independent, multi-unit and casual dining restaurants alike.

"NoshList has provided Umami Burger an efficient and streamlined way of managing our waitlist," said Jason Berkowitz, Vice President of Hospitality at Umami Burger. "Our patrons appreciate the ease of NoshList's text messaging when their tables are ready and we appreciate the unlimited free texting and phone calls to patrons."

NoshList is a fully featured waitlist app for the iPad that lets restaurant staff add, notify and seat parties quickly and easily. With NoshList, when a guest checks in, the host adds the diner's name, cell phone number and party to the app and presses a "Notify" button to text the diner when their table is ready. The app also tracks daily analytics and average wait times to help the host/hostess manage the waitlist more efficiently. NoshList will make additional features and rich analytics available to restaurateurs in future releases of the app.

About Firespotter Labs
Founded in 2011 by serial entrepreneur and former Google Ventures Entrepreneur in Residence Craig Walker, Firespotter Labs focuses on disrupting antiquated large industries through mobile technologies. Not an incubator in the traditional sense, at Firespotter the team develops their own ideas and services which evolve  into products and companies that go on to exist and succeed on their own. Firespotter is funded by Google Ventures. For more information go to  

SOURCE Firespotter Labs