NEW YORK, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NoWait, the first mobile network for casual-dining restaurants, today announced that it was selected by Chili's® Grill & Bar to power the brand's new mobile waitlisting app. Rolling out nationwide in the summer of 2015, NoWait enables guests to search local Chili's restaurants, understand the wait time to be seated and add their names remotely to a restaurant's real-time seating list.
"NoWait helps Chili's provide an even better dining experience by making it easy for guests to enjoy their menu favorites during peak restaurant hours," said NoWait CEO, Ware Sykes. "Our intuitive technology improves the brand's throughput by turning tables faster, increasing wait-time accuracy and reliably tracking data, providing an optimized dining experience for both guests and team members alike."
In addition to the aforementioned benefits, NoWait's technology enables guests to track their place in line and simply show up when their table is scheduled to be ready, giving them back the time that otherwise would be lost waiting at a crowded restaurant that does not accept reservations.
"Chili's is continuously looking to technology as a way to enhance the guest experience both inside and outside our restaurants," said Wade Allen, Vice President of Digital Innovation and Customer Engagement for Chili's Grill & Bar. "With the addition of NoWait to Chili's mobile app, we are putting convenience and speed at our guests' fingertips before they even walk through our doors."
With offices in New York City and Pittsburgh, NoWait is backed by Drive Capital and Birchmere Ventures. The NoWait guest app is a complementary extension of the NoWait host app, which currently is used in casual-dining restaurants across the country, including major national chains such as Chili's, as well as popular independent hotspots. To date, NoWait has seated more than 130 million diners and regularly seats more than 10 million diners every month. For more information, visit nowait.com, follow @NoWaitApp and like it on Facebook at facebook.com/nowaitapp. The app is available for Android, as well as iOS.
Chili's® Grill & Bar is the flagship brand of Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), a recognized leader in casual dining. Chili's offers a variety of Fresh Tex and Fresh Mex favorites at more than 1,550 locations in 30 countries and two territories. In addition to Chili's, Brinker owns and operates Maggiano's Little Italy®. Follow news about Chili's on Facebook (facebook.com/chilis), Twitter (twitter.com/chilis), YouTube (youtube.com/chilis) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chilis). For more brand-related information, visit chilis.com.
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