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McDonald’s begins testing Mobile Order & Pay ahead of nationwide launch

McDonald's began testing mobile ordering and payments on Wednesday in select U.S. markets -- the first to receive the technology as part of a pilot test aimed at working out the kinks ahead of a full

Google-owned Zagat app finally gets a makeover, becomes useful again

Zagat, the restaurant review service Google acquired in 2011, has finally been given a mobile makeover today following years of what have been only minor updates and bug fix releases. Launching first

Restaurant waitlisting app Nowait rolls out mobile payments

Restaurant waitlisting service Nowait is known best by consumers for its mobile app that lets you virtually “get in line” at nearby restaurants like Chili’s and others, where formal

“Dining Concierge” App Reserve Launches Out Of Beta, Arrives On Android

Reserve, a mobile application offering a different take on restaurant reservations, is today exiting its beta period which saw it limiting access by way of a waitlist, and is expanding the service to

Feastly, A Marketplace For Dining Experiences, Raises $1.25M

<a target="_blank" href="https://eatfeastly.com">Feastly</a>, a startup that connects diners with chefs offering unique food experiences outside of restaurants, is announcing that it has raised $1.25

Dinner Lab Raises $2.1 Million For Its Modern-Day Supper Club

Dinner Lab, an exclusive supper club that lets up-and-coming chefs test their recipes by preparing multi-course meals for a private audience, has just raised its first outside funding. The previously

NoWait, The App That Lets You Join A Restaurant Wait List From Your Phone, Goes Nationwide

Mobile wait listing service for restaurants, <a target="_blank" href="http://nowaitapp.com/">NoWait</a>, is now expanding the rollout of its <a target="_blank" href="http://nowaitapp.com/dining/">co

Zofari Debuts A “Pandora For Places” On iPhone & Android

Some local recommendation apps tell you where you can go to eat, dine or be entertained, as rated by things like proximity, price or user reviews. Others aim to offer a more personalized experience, h

E La Carte Scores Deal With Applebee’s, Bringing 100,000 Tableside Tablets To All U.S. Locations By Year-End 2014

Applebee's, the largest casual dining chain in the U.S., has signed a deal with restaurant tablet hardware and software provider <a target="_blank" href="http://elacarte.com/">E la Carte</a>, which wi

NoWait, A Mobile Replacement For The Restaurant Buzzer, Launches Its Consumer App

The Pittsburgh-based mobile waitlisting service for restaurants, <a target="_blank" href="http://nowaitapp.com/">NoWait</a>, which raised <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/28/death-to-the-

Software Eats Meat: AgLocal Disrupts The Food Industry From Farmer To Fork, Launches In NYC With 20 Celeb Chefs On Board

<a target="_blank" href="http://aglocal.com/">AgLocal</a>, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed marketplace that connects farmers to meat buyers and distributors, is now launching in New York City with 20 c

No Wi-Fi, No Problem – Restaurant Waitlisting App For iPad NoshList Comes To Smartphones

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.nosh.com/list">NoshList</a>, the restaurant waitlisting app for iPad <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/02/22/new-from-the-makers-of-nosh-noshlist-a-free-wai

Urbanspoon Debuts Rezbook “Right Now,” Lets Diners See Real-Time Availability For Reservations & Waitlists

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.urbanspoon.com">Urbanspoon</a> is continuing to heat up the competition between it and competitor <a target="_blank" href="http://www.opentable.com">OpenTable</a>

Forkly 2.0 Puts Your Taste Graph To Use With New, Personalized Recommendations

<a href="https://forkly.com/">Forkly</a>, the food rating app from Brightkite founders <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/brady-becker">Brady Becker</a> and <a href="http://www.crunchbase.c

Local Recommendations App Alfred Gets A Whole New Look For Its Android Debut

Amid <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/08/groupon-in-talks-to-acquire-clever-sense-the-startup-behind-alfred/">talks of a Groupon acquisition</a>, the smart local recommendations app <a hre

Mobile Dining Apps LocalEats & BiteHunter Announce Partnership

Mobile dining apps for foodies on the go, <a href="http://www.localeats.com/">LocalEats</a> and <a href="http://www.bitehunter.com/">BiteHunter</a>, are today announcing a new content-sharing partners

BiteHunter Raises $800K For Real-Time Dining Deals

<a href="http://www.bitehunter.com/">BiteHunter</a>, the new mobile app for finding nearby dining deals, has just completed a $800,000 funding round. The round was led by angel investors Avraham Kada