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Never Wait In Line At A Restaurant Again With NoWait

Never Wait In Line At A Restaurant Again With NoWait

by Brad MerrillJune 13, 2014

One of the biggest problems with casual dining is waiting for a table. On a good day, you’re crammed between a couple of strangers in a tiny waiting area for ten minutes; on a bad day, you’re standing outside of the restaurant in the rain for half an hour. It’s a problem we all face, but one that no startup has dared to solve—until now.

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NoWait is the “first and only restaurant network for casual dining.” It streamlines the seating process for restaurant operators and eliminates the wait time for patrons. It does so by providing a network of nearby restaurants (via an app) with their real wait times, allowing guests to select a restaurant and join the queue remotely.

Behind the Pittsburgh- and NYC-based startup are co-founders Robb Myer, James Belt, Richard Colvin, and Luke Panza.

NoWait puts an end to the “unnecessary need for guests to wait in line at their favorite casual dining restaurants”—which, I’m told, is a $20 billion problem.

“Notably, we seat 5 million diners every month, and have seated 50 million diners to date in over thousands of restaurants nationwide,” says co-founder Luke Panza.

NoWait is an example of entrepreneurship at its finest—identifying an everyday problem, then solving in a way that’s never been done before. I’m excited about this one, and you should be too.

You can learn more about NoWait here (and get the iOS app here). They’re also on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About The Author
Brad Merrill
Brad Merrill is the founder and former editor of VentureBreak.