Top 3 Mobile Restaurant Brands of Q3 2015

Top 3 Mobile Restaurant Brands of Q3 2015

The “m” word has become a favorite amongst technologists and restaurant operators. The mainstream shift to mobile is evidence that the future is here, and the real future is filled with technological opportunity that we might not yet be able to imagine. As it currently stands, brands must have some type of mobile presence to engage with consumers in their comfort zone — in their phone world.

Below, pulled from the Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI), Foodable Labs brings you the Top 3 Mobile Brands of Q3 2015.

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Unplug While You Dine, Get Rewarded

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Phones and food. They go together like cheese and wine – complementary with a side of status. Some restaurants, however, have stepped up in urging guests to unplug during their dining experience. There have even been establishments who have banned phones altogether. But, in a world of #foodporn obsession, we're seeing that this trend has expanded beyond American dining.

An Israeli restaurant owner is taking matters into his own hands in an attempt to, in some small way, change the culture of eating. Jawdat Ibrahim, owner of Abu Ghosh, is offering diners 50% off if they turn their phone off. This makes us wonder: What will it take to get consumers to shift cultural habits in order to become more present? Read More

Dining in 2013: The Mobile Experience

When it comes to experiences that highlight escapism from our busy, structured lives, has technology actually become contradictory? Mobile devices, for example, are meant to connect us, but in reality, it has a way of disconnecting our selves to what's going on in the world around us. In the essence of progression, has the dining experience – one that demands our full sensory attention in order to be fully enjoyed – become dulled by our smartphones

Foodable WebTV Network |  Photo Credit:   F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal recently covered the topic of mobile tech changing the way we dine – even the way we interact with restaurant brands. We've delved into this topic numerous times in different aspects, including our most recent coverage on Restaurant Mobile Social Consumer trends. Whether searching for a restaurant, seeking out consumer reviews, making a reservation, placing an order, and even paying for a check, everything can now be done in a streamlined process through mobile.

As WSJ journalist Bryan Miller so eloquently writes, "Perhaps the biggest change in the mobile world is the way in which diners make their decisions. Not only do they search on the run, but they also digitally collaborate with friends in the process – cuisine by consensus." Read More