Apps such as Seated, Craved, and OpenTable are hoping to attract diners by offering 40% off discounts to people who eat in rather than take out.
60% of restaurant traffic now comes from delivery apps, and some owners are turning the tables on customers, thanks to several apps that allow diners to earn gift certificates or discounts if they make in-house reservations.
OpenTable offers points that can be redeemed for discounts on another visit. Craved offers a straight discount on a bill. These are just a couple examples of a handful of apps that want to help the dining industry thrive and encourage customers to remember what a restaurant experience actually feels like.
While restaurant sales are still healthy, the growing trend of ordering takeout means restaurant owners have to turn to new ideas in an attempt to beat out the competition and keep their dining rooms full. This seems like a step in the right direction.