An app for finding nearby restaurants and attractions to kill time while you're waiting for a tableAn app for finding nearby restaurants and attractions to kill time while you're waiting for a tableAn app for finding nearby restaurants and attractions to kill time while you're waiting for a table

Take the pain out of waiting

RECEIVE PUSH NOTIFICATIONS WHEN YOUR TABLE IS READY

While You Wait will send push notifications to your phone at the 30 and 5-minute mark, so you have plenty of time to wrap up and get to the restaurant.

PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LIST WITHOUT EVER STEPPING FOOT IN THE RESTAURANT

Send your name and party size to the restaurant directly from your phone. No need to go there first. 

"We get a lot of people that walk away after hearing our average wait time of one and a half hours. Since we've started using While You Wait, we've seen first-time customers turn into repeat customers and everyone's been happier." –Elizabeth Kim, General Manager at Maison Premiere

This is actually kind of brilliant and stupidly simple. How'd you come up with it? 

We moved to New York City three years ago after running a taco truck together in Philadelphia. We’re passionate about food and NYC is home to some of the best. We spent weeks trying out several restaurants, but found trendy places almost a drag because of their unreliable wait times. Like all other great ideas, our app is the result of a drunken evening. After putting our names down on a waitlist, we went to go grab a drink, and never heard from the restaurant again. As a result, we got very drunk. We beelined to the nearest dollar slice and six slices later, While You Wait was born on the back of a greasy napkin. The whole process of eating out in a large city is, quite frankly, a process. It should just be easier and we set out to find a better way.

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