Fast food faster - New technology allows customers to pre-order food by mobile phone
Released on = February 19, 2007, 6:58 am
Press Release Author = AJ Cross
Industry = Telecommunications
Press Release Summary = txtNation and softwareforrestaurants.com have joined forces to offer customers the chance to pre-order food by sending a simple text message to participating restaurants and food outlets.
Press Release Body = UK-based mobile service provider txtNation, Ltd. and softwareforrestaurants.com have joined forces to offer customers the chance to pre-order food by sending a simple text message to participating restaurants and food outlets. With several businesses already signed-up, the convenience of pre-ordering food and avoiding the queues is already gaining ground.
Customers send a text message containing their order to a computer based at the restaurant. The customer then picks up their order or sits down to dine - without wasting time waiting to order or for the food to be prepared. It is now possible to order your morning coffee ahead of time before even setting off for work.
txtNation have enabled softwareforrestaurants.com to use text messaging as an ordering system across outlets in London, Cardiff, Oxford and increasing numbers of towns around the UK. Using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, customers are alerted to their closest participating restaurant. This is one of the first systems of its kind in the world, benefiting from txtNation's experience in handling all aspects of leading-edge mobile messaging, billing and content.
Existing retailers include an ice cream shop in Oxford, which has since become very popular among Oxford University students. The company is now looking for other outlets across the UK as well as major cities in the US. The technology can be used all over the world and there's no limit to the number of retailers who can offer the service to their customers.
txtNation and softwareforrestaurants.com are at the forefront of a service that has grown impressively in recent months and has the potential to change the way we order - and queue for - our food.
Notes Headquartered in Plymouth, UK, txtNation, Ltd. is a leading provider of mobile messaging, billing and content solutions to over 5000 clients in the UK and internationally. All press enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sales enquiries to email@example.com
Softwareforrestaurants.com is a service of UKShop, Ltd., a division of Johnson Associates based in Banbury, UK.
Web Site = http://www.txtnation.com
Contact Details = txtNation Poseidon House Neptune Park Cattedown Plymouth Devon PL4 0SN