There are dozens of apps consumers can download to locate the best restaurants, but what sets them apart? Here are ten of the best food apps that offer more than a simple food delivery service. You can find more top lists of apps at Venostech
Available in London, Italy, and Poland
Yelp, a multinational American company, is a review platform that connects customers with local businesses. Owners of foodservice businesses can create accounts to interact with customers. The site has more than 163 million reviews and is sourced directly from customers. Yelp discovered that diners are choosing independent restaurants in the US, while fast-casual chains have seen a 16% drop in ratings. This was thanks to its vast network. Last month, the company introduced hygiene scores to its platform for restaurants in New York City, California, Texas and Illinois. This score is based on the national database of health inspection reports that local governments have and will be implemented in other states in the coming months.
Available in Tokyo, Berlin, Dubai and Berlin
Online restaurant reservation service for diners and restaurants in the UK. OpenTable’s partner restaurants have more than 40,000 diners who are connected monthly to them. This app also features an annual list of the top 50 restaurants in the UK. It also includes hundreds of thousands of reviews from other restaurants. The reservation company had its app redesigned earlier this year. It now offers two tabs: one that displays restaurant options based upon the diner’s location, time of day, and other tabs that offer personalized recommendations based on customer preferences and dining history. OpenTable added a seating options feature last week to its app. This allows diners to reserve seats anywhere inside and outside of a restaurant or bar.
Just Eat is available in 12 countries, including Canada, Ireland, and Denmark. It works with 93,700 partners and offers 100 cuisines. The company is primarily focused on small take-out restaurants. Just Eat conducted research earlier in the year and found that 59% of independent restaurant owners believed they could grow in five years. However, 65% expressed concerns about their ability to maintain profitability and needed advice. To help independent restaurants grow, the global marketplace launched Business Booster in this year’s edition.
Graham Corfield, managing director of Just Eat UK, stated that “we are committed to helping independent eateries thrive.” Our technology can be used to reach more customers, our data can help restaurant owners make better business decisions, and our scale to negotiate nationwide deals to reduce costs.
Tasteful helps people find healthy food that is vegetarian, vegan or paleo-friendly. There are approximately 252,357 healthy restaurants in over 8,000 US cities. Tasteful uses the assistance of chefs, nutritionists and bloggers to generate data and analytics to provide a wealth of information for diners.
Deliveroo, a British food delivery service claims that partners with it can see a 30% increase in revenue. It offers food delivery services to around 10,000 UK restaurants through its website and app. The company also tries to have its drivers deliver the food in less than 30 minutes. To help restaurants cut down on their expenses, the company offers a support program that includes discounted training courses in nutrition, supplier management, and food safety. Deliveroo has added 5,000 more restaurants in its portfolio to give customers more options in Italy, Belgium and Australia.
Available in Brazil, Spain, Spain, and the UK
The technology company uses “location intelligence” to help consumers and businesses. It allows users to find restaurants and places to eat, and also comment on the restaurant. You can also share your feedback on service and provide tips.
Available in the UK & Ireland
The app allows customers to order from a variety of pizzas, sides and desserts. It also has a live delivery tracker that alerts them when the order is being prepared, cooked and checked for quality. With over 11.5 million users having downloaded the app, Domino’s orders increased by more than 41% since its launch.
Available in North America
This app acts as a “growth engine for restaurants” and allows customers to pay via their phones. LevelUp partners with multiple foodservice brands to improve customer experience. Grubhub, a food ordering platform, recently purchased LevelUp for $390m.
Seth Priebatsch, founder of LevelUp and chief executive officer said that the team worked hard to offer our restaurant partners a complete solution for engaging customers in this constantly changing digital landscape.
Grubhub is our most exciting and significant step towards achieving this mission. We will work together to provide restaurants with all the tools they need to succeed as more people order online.
Available in North and South America, Europe, Asia
People associate Uber with taxi services. The taxi company launched the food ordering and delivery platform a few years ago to offer a unique “experience totally tailored to food.” Popeyes, a US fast food chain, launched the delivery service this year with the platform. It is one of 46,000 restaurants that have signed up to the company’s global strategy.
Available in Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, North America and the UK
Customers can pay for their coffee with the myStarbucks app. You can check your balance, track rewards, earn and track points, place custom orders, and send gift cards. These features are part of the loyalty program at coffeehouse giant Starbucks, and users can also get free drinks with the virtual card.