The Scoop: Nowait is an app/website platform that allows users to book their place in line at a restaurant long before they ever arrive. Upon arrival, the user takes their place in line and receives updates via text or phone notifications when their table is ready. We have seen similar platforms in the past (Opentable) but this the first ‘smart’ solution to the line waiting problem.
The Fuss: We have all endured the super long lines that plague popular restaurants on weekend nights. After confirming a phone number and setting up a quick profile Nowait is ready to use!
Once in the app, the home page features a scrolling list of restaurants based on their proximity to your location. Once you select the place you’re interested in, a prompt is displayed asking for more information about your party. Once completed, you can ‘get in line’ and you can even check your place in line in the app on demand.
So, this app solves a problem that many people face every day. It’s clean. It’s edgy and with the times (or the lack there of). This app has a lot of potential, and at least in Charlotte there are already a bunch of popular spots to choose from. Nowait is already pretty awesome, it can only get better from here.