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Best Waitlist Software For Your Restaurant

As the restaurant industry continues to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of customer preferences and technology, one area that has seen significant growth is the use of waitlist software. With the rise of online reservations and mobile apps, many restaurants are turning to specialized software to help manage their waitlists. As a result, restaurants are seeing an improvement of overall customer experience.

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Still using a paper waitlist or reservation book? Clinging to outdated paper-based solutions can be a drag on a restaurant. Here are six reasons to switch to a digital waitlist and reservation app like Waitlist Me.

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Focus on Tasks That Move the Needle

Interview with Waitlist Me CEO, Brian Hutchins, as part of the Charleston Digital Corridor's Leadership Profile Series, which is focused on the individuals who are driving the Charleston tech scene forward.

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6 apps that will help streamline your restaurant’s operations

Waitlist Me takes care of that. It lets operators manage tables, create waitlists and contact guests when their tables are ready. Read more on Restaurant Business Online

Turning Tables

Improved table and waitlist management makes ditching paper-based solutions easy. Read more in the FRS Magazine interview with Waitlist Me's CEO, Brian Hutchins.

How Mobile is Revolutionizing the Restaurant Experience

Simple solutions prove the way to a Diner's heart his through his phone, then his stomach...For restaurant waitlist app Waitlist Me, adding a table management aspect was all about a simple design. Read more at FSR Magazine

New tech targets wait lists, loyalty, marketing

Restaurant technology providers are continually enhancing their offerings, and savvy operators are finding that they can bolster business with new innovations. Read more on Restaurant Business Online

5 Reasons Floor Plans Are More Complicated Than They Seem

Floor plans are deceptively complex to use, and here’s some reasons you might want to consider better options. Read more on RMagazine

Waitlist Me Debuts New Table Management Features

The solution for managing tables without a spatial floor plan is said to be an industry first, and was developed by combining insights from psychology, data science, and cutting-edge design principles. Read more on Restaurant Hospitality

Real-time Updates Keep Waiting Guests Under Control

“We really were looking for something simple, that would emulate paper and pencil,” he says. He opted for a solution (Waitlist Me) that allows hosts to add guests’ names to the list and offer an app-generated wait estimate. Read more on Restaurant Business Online

The Future of Dining: 99 Startups Reinventing The Restaurant In One Infographic

Waitlist Me Opens Headquarters in Charleston With Local Promotion

Charleston welcomes Waitlist Me to Silicon Harbor’s growing number of tech startups. The waitlist management app has assisted businesses in serving over 100 million customers. Read more on Silicon Harbor Magazine

Silicon Valley-based firm moves to the Lowcountry

A Silicon Valley technology company that helps businesses manage their customer wait lists has moved its headquarters to Charleston. Read more on The Post and Courier

Waitlist Me Adds Table Management To Popular Waitlist Application

Waitlist Me is rolling out a new approach to table management designed to help restaurant operators provide faster and better service to their customers. The new features are tightly integrated into its popular waitlist application and make it simple to get key information on table assignments and availability at a glance. Read more on FSR

Waitlist Me App Helps Manage Summer Crowds

As people flock to tourist destinations throughout the Northeast for their summer vacations, restaurants are using Waitlist Me to handle the surge in demand. According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey are expected to hire a combined total of 100,000 new employees this summer to address the rush of seasonal customers, and restaurants are turning to technology to help manage it.Read more on FSR

Waitlist Me showcases digital signage, mobile integrations at NRA Show

Waitlist Me, the cross-platform waitlist app, showcased new ways waitlist technology is being used to help restaurant operators better serve their customers, including digital signage, at this year's National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago. Read more on Digital Signage Today

Back to the future: 6 innovative technologies saving restaurants money and changing the industry

With the acceleration of restaurant technology, we may not be far off from floating pizzas and whole meals dispensed at the touch of a button. And in many ways, we're far ahead of these imagined futures. Read more on Fast Casual

Enplug’s new App Marketplace offers more ways to create ‘a giant smartphone’

Although we began using the Internet by surfing it, increasingly we’re living inside it. Take those big screens — called digital signage — in bars, restaurants, airports, sports arenas, and stores. Read more on Venture Beat

Enplug and Waitlist Me team to bring wait lists to digital signage screens

Open digital signage software platform Enplug and restaurant waiting list app Waitlist Me have built a new product integration designed to make it easy for any business to display a list of waiting customers on a digital signage display or TV screen. Read more on

NoshList Becomes Waitlist Me To Help Businesses Manage Wait Times Across Many Different Industries

Over the last few years, restaurants have used a little app called NoshList to communicate with and provide estimated wait times to their customers, but it found that same functionality had applications across multiple different industries. Read more on TechCrunch

NoshList Crosses Industries and Platforms As Waitlist Me

NoshList is expanding the use of its popular restaurant waitlist service to help businesses across all industries better manage their waitlists and reservations. Read more on FSR

NoshList Evolves into Waitlist Me

Waitlist Me brings a new level of waitlist customization and functionality to any business aiming to serve their customers more efficiently, and is now available across all platforms. Read more on Hospitality Tech

Restaurant Waitlist App NoshList Rebrands as Waitlist Me

NoshList, an app-based restaurant waitlist service, said on Tuesday that it’s changing its name to Waitlist Me — in large part because it’s no longer being used just by restaurants. Read more on

Should you buy enterprise applications from a startup?

The idea of buying an enterprise application from a startup company might sound like anathema to a CIO. But Chris Laping, CIO of restaurant chain Red Robin, based in Greenwood Village, Colo., disagrees. Read more on IT World

Q&A: On restaurant wait list technology with Craig Walker, NoshList chief executive

One of my favorite quotes comes from Teddy Roosevelt: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
With American consumers dining out now more than ever, waitlist apps are changing one of the most arguably antiquated seating systems in the industry. Read more on Restaurant News

New Wait List App for iOS7

NoshList has announced the release of its free iOS 7 wait list app, which includes several new features for improving the guest experience and operational efficiencies. The company also added a new analytics section on the NoshList website with downloadable reports that measure visitor activity and trends in a restaurant’s traffic and demographics. Read more on HT

Changing the Face of Restaurant Technology

One of my favorite quotes comes from Teddy Roosevelt: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
It's a simple quote and yet it means so much. In terms of restaurant operations, I see owners and executives constantly paying tribute to Roosevelt's words, oftentimes without even knowing it. They create a customer experience grounded in the menus they've created, the stores they've designed, and the service they provide. Yet there are always ways we, as an industry, can use today's technology to deliver a customer experience beyond traditional expectation. Read more on FSR

Restaurant Hospitality

When the restaurant industry used to talk about guest management systems, that typically meant paper waitlists and buzzer devices designed to systematically track potential diners. While these methods were somewhat effective, they were static in their approach and failed to capture key business metrics based on diner loyalty, order history or the amount of in-store dollars spent. Read more on Restaurant Hospitality


The NoshList wait list app closed out 2013 with more than 22 million diners seated across 5,000 restaurants. The company also finished out the year as one of the first apps available on the Clover POS app marketplace. Read more on QSR

Hospitality Technology

NoshList has announced a new POS integration for its popular wait list app that will allow restaurant operators to better manage their guest experience. Working with Clover, an all-in-one POS solution with an open platform, NoshList is one of the first apps available on the Clover app marketplace.
The NoshList app on Clover makes it simple for any restaurant owner, operator or general manager to manage their wait list and POS all from one place. The app makes getting started with NoshList a snap, and will automatically pull the merchant’s information into NoshList when signing up. More features using other integration touch points are coming soon. Read more on HT

Red Robin Rollout

Firespotter Labs announced December 6 that its waitlist app for iPad, NoshList, has been successfully integrated into all Red Robin International, Inc. company-owned restaurants as part of a nationwide roll out. A fully featured restaurant waitlist and guest management solution available for free at, NoshList makes it easy for restaurants to efficiently manage their waitlist and elevate the guest experience. Read more on FSR

Mercury News

It's a familiar scene at any bustling restaurant during the Sunday brunch rush -- the only thing standing between you and eggs Benedict is an unwieldy waitlist and an overwhelmed hostess who may not remember your name when a table opens up in an hour.
The backlog of hungry customers and an inefficient table-seating system -- which has traditionally relied on a hostess yelling "Frank! Party of four!" out the restaurant door -- is enough to try the patience of the most avid restaurant diner and trip up even the most smoothly run restaurant operations. Read more on Mercury News

San Francisco Chronicle

No more "Smith, party of five, your table is ready." No more bulky buzzers to carry around.
NoshList, a free iPad application, enables restaurant staff to text diners on their cell phones when tables are available. The app was released by the Google Ventures-funded Firespotter Labs, a Bay Area technology company founded by Craig Walker that's committed to replacing antiquated infrastructures at large industries. Read more on San Francisco Chronicle

TechCrunch - 1 million seated in 75 days

NoshList, the new waitlisting application for restaurants out of Firespotter Labs, the makers of the food photo-sharing app Nosh (and, as you may recall, the awesome SoLoMo spoof app Jotly), is announcing today that it has now hit 1 million seated since the app's debut in February of this year. According to company CEO Craig Walker, the fast uptake for the iPad app by those in the industry has been both rewarding and validating for the team. Read more on TechCrunch

CBS Philadelphia

The worst part about going out for a meal is standing around waiting for your table. NoshList can make that a little more bearable. The NoshList app lets restaurants send a text when they can seat you, giving you the freedom to take a walk or get some air. It's a free app for restaurant owners - and might be one that's worth mentioning to your favorite host or hostess. Read more on CBS

TechCrunch - NoshList Launch

Firespotter Labs, makers of the food photo-sharing app Nosh (and more recently, the hilarious spoof app Jotly), is launching its latest creation today called NoshList, a new waitlisting application for restaurants. The app, designed for the iPad, ties into to the company's consumer-facing Nosh mobile app, which allows users to rate and review restaurants and dishes from their mobile phones. Read more on TechCrunch


Last month, I stumbled into Umami Burger, a restaurant here in San Francisco. It was lunchtime on a weekend and the restaurant was crowded, but the host asked for my mobile phone number and told me the restaurant would text me when a table was ready.
There's an app for that, it appears, since the host put my number into an iPad. And it worked: About 10 minutes later, while I was out for a walk, the message came in. The app in question: NoshList, which is leaving closed beta and should be appearing for free in the App Store tonight. Read more on CNet