Restaurant SMS notification system

by rmlund
14 replies
A few weeks ago someone had come up with a SMS system for contacting waiting customers at restaurants when their table is ready. They seemed to have a problem and I wrote to them but never really recieved a reply. Is that system avaliable, and did they fix their problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author OakleyUK
    I believe you could use an SMS provider to achieve this easily, and if you wanted to you could build a web script that automated this service with your SMS provider.
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  • Profile picture of the author TrumpiaTim
    Most SMS providers should allow for individual text reminders, do your homework. You'll come across a few...
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  • Profile picture of the author robertfox
    sounds really cool, some one already invented it a few years ago, but i barley see any restaurants with that cool service, they should also do it to the doctors line at clinics,,, lol
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  • Profile picture of the author HughCassidy
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    • Profile picture of the author Ericparke
      Originally Posted by HughCassidy View Post

      I don't get it.. It seems to be useless in restaurants where waiters can do this job. Personally I wait at the bar for a table, so what's the point in SMS?
      I personally don't think it will catch on! how geeky....
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  • Profile picture of the author Ericparke
    Would help in Ramseys kitchen nightmares though haha
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  • Profile picture of the author Danielm
    They might have been talking about the wrecking ball sms system, it does that. It isn't for telling waiters when the food is ready to be picked up but in busy places where they might already use or need a pager system. I know a number of places near me when they are busy they hand you a buzzing pager and tell you it'll buzz when your table is ready. The problem is it has a really limited range so you can't really go very far while you are waiting.
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  • Profile picture of the author noxid101
    I sell restaurant sms notification services. I offer it really cheap so I can get my foot in the door then I often sell SMS marketing services.

    It is easier to sell to extremely busy restaurants. My main selling point is improving the experience of their customers. Customers are allowed to roam where ever they want while they wait, thus making the wait easier on them. Especially in places where even room at the bar is scarce.
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  • Profile picture of the author katboss07
    I think is a great idea, perhaps a restaurant can also send a reminder sms to a customer with their reservation would be awesome in case something changed in their plans and they might need to cancel
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  • Profile picture of the author imsolutionsgroup
    I'm not sure how this process could be automated since we all know that restaurant quotes times aren't always accurate

    But, I do see the restaurants saving a lot of money if instead of having those bulky pager systems that only work X amount of feet away...they simply send the phone number a text message when the table is ready using an online platform.
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    • Profile picture of the author toddchaney
      Originally Posted by imsolutionsgroup View Post

      I'm not sure how this process could be automated since we all know that restaurant quotes times aren't always accurate

      But, I do see the restaurants saving a lot of money if instead of having those bulky pager systems that only work X amount of feet away...they simply send the phone number a text message when the table is ready using an online platform.
      I agree, this is indeed a great option.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZachRobinson
    What do you guys charge a restaurant for SMS messaging?
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    • Profile picture of the author noxid101
      I've been charging $44.95/month and most restaurants I've worked with don't ever send more than 1200 text messages per month. With the recent twilio price at less than 1ยข per text it works as a one time setup hands off service.
      Originally Posted by ZachRobinson View Post

      What do you guys charge a restaurant for SMS messaging?
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      • Profile picture of the author joe ferdinando
        You might be thinking of gomobilemarketingusa.com
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  • Profile picture of the author mix87
    I'm using one web site for messaging....it's cheap and reliable. I can share my opinion with you guys. Just PM me.
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