How many food ordering apps do you have on your phone at the moment? I am sure many. With each passing day, people are becoming busier and lazier. Now, who would want to go out, wait for the chance, and then dine. Also, cooking would not something you would want to do after a long and tiring day. You would want a nice meal to enjoy in your pajamas, watching TV or scrolling your phone, or talking with your family. Food ordering app development allows all that with discounted rates and variety to cuisines to choose from.
This has made food ordering apps popular and revenue-generating categories. According to statista, the numbers of revenue have been ravishing of the food delivery apps as well. Let’s take a peek.
- The worldwide revenue of online food delivery is $122,739 Million.
- The revenue has increased by 14.2% year over year.
- The expected revenue figures are $164,002 Million by the year 2024 showing a growth rate of 7.5%.
- The largest segment of the market will be the platform to consumer delivery with a volume of $62,798 Million in the year 2020.
- The users of on-demand food delivery app development has also grown by 12.6% year over year.
This clearly depicts the need and usage of mobile applications in growing your food business. There are various subcategories of apps you can have for your food business. Check the category under which your app falls and follow the right model for development.
1) Waiting Status
These types of apps are to track the time of waiting and avoid them. The user can register their name with the restaurant and check how much time they have to wait. They can arrive at the restaurant at that time and save the time of wait. 360 Degree Technosoft has developed a similar app, “QueueIn” to check the waiting status and notify the users when their turn is due.
2) Table Booking
This type of apps helps the user to book your preferred table at your favorite restaurant. Select the date, choose the time slot, pick your table and book. This way the user can ditch the waiting line and waiting time and plan their things. We have developed a similar table booking solution, “Reservation and Peekhunt” to our esteemed clients.
3) Order From Table
For restaurant owners, it is also a great solution. The users don’t need to call and wait for the waiters to order food. They can check the menu digitally and order anything they wish. The chef will receive the order and food will be at the user’s table. “UrbanWand” is one of the most relevant examples of such a restaurant app.
4) Food Delivery
The users can check the restaurant, its menu, prices, pictures, and location, order the food and get it delivered to their doorstep. This on-demand food delivery app development is most popular. It allows the users to order, dine-in, pickup, and deliver. The feature of multiple payment options should also be integrated into the app for the user’s convenience. We have developed a similar solution, “EatEasily” and “Darabeel”.
Now, that you have known the types, let me show you some of the major benefits of using a mobile app in your food business.
Benefits Of Using Mobile Apps in Food Business
Ever heard of a beacon? It is something you can boost your food business with. You can attract your customers falling within a specific range of your business. Say, for example, if the customer is within the 100 meters of your location, you can send them push notifications about any new deals, discounts, offers, the addition of new food items, and anything you wish. The user is hungry and they get a notification from your restaurant, this will drive them towards your business.
2) Easy And Quick Ordering
An app makes the ordering process easy and quick from the user’s end. The user can check the menu, rates, add their favorite items to the cart, add any special instructions, and place the order. The staff members will receive the order and start preparing it.
3) Graphical Restaurant Reservation System (GRRS)
This is a system where the user can get a graphical representation of the entire restaurant. This system is most widely in cinemas for ticket booking. However, adding it to a food delivery app can give your app a competitive edge. What’s the point of booking a table in advance when the user gets a table as per the restaurant’s choice? This feature will allow the user to pick a table of their choice.
4) Loyalty Programs
Loyalty points are one of the best and cost-effective marketing tactics. It is one of the easiest ways to get a return on your investment. Loyalty programs bring your users back to your app to use them and benefit from them. It also gives your app a personalized touch.
5) Added Revenue Channel
You have a restaurant and you make from the customers visiting it. Having a food delivery app development for your business will add a new channel for generating revenue. The orders made online and delivered will increase the business, popularity, and in turn revenue.
6) Digital Menu
With a digital menu, users can check the menu before visiting the restaurant. It helps them decide whether the restaurant actually has the cuisine they are looking for. They can take a look at the prices whether it falls within their range or not. The digital menu is a great addition to your food delivery app development.
7) Reviews and Ratings
Getting online ratings and reviews for your food and services is one of the best ways to increase your business. New customers will always check ratings and reviews before visiting the restaurant. Having those and that too positive ones are bound to increase customers and in turn revenue.
8) Easy Navigation
The users can easily get address and directions to your restaurant from your app. The map can be given in the app on the get directions button. The user can hit the direction button and get the map to follow and reach the restaurant without having to faff around.
You might have different queries in mind. Here are some of the frequently asked questions. Feel free to mail us or call us or comment us in case you have any questions unanswered.
1) Why do restaurants need mobile apps?
There are plenty of reasons for restaurants to have a mobile app. It provides online presence, creates a brand for your business, increases ROI, and increase a loyal customer base.
2) What restaurants have mobile apps?
All the restaurants with services of pickup or delivery looking to expand their customer base can have their own mobile app.
3) How do you make an app for a restaurant?
The best way to make an app for a restaurant is to hire one of the app development companies and handover the job to the professionals. Choose a platform, finalize the features, get it designed and developed, market it right, and launch. This is how you should make an app for the restaurant.
4) What industry are mobile apps in?
Mobile apps are dominant in every industry whichever you can think of. From hotel booking to health, from restaurant to real estate, from banking to business, from fitness to finance. Mobile apps have disrupted every industry.
5) What is the best restaurant app?
The best restaurant apps are the one with the right set of features, easy navigation, attractive user interface, crash-free and bug-free, fast loading and lesser consumption of space.
You have learned how much value a mobile app can add to your food delivery business. So, don’t wait any longer, hire the best app development agency and get started with the development.