We all hate to wait in line when we are hungry, but until now it’s been a necessary evil if you want to snag a table for brunch. Today we’re excited to announce that Yelp can now help you get in line before you arrive at a restaurant, thanks to our partnership with Nowait. Last minute dining has never been so easy: simply find the restaurant you want and join the waitlist while you are en route to get seated that much faster.
[full_image img=”https://www.yelpblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Wildberry-pancakes.jpg” caption=”A photo of Wildberry in Chicago, appropriately captioned “The waiting game” by Faith B. on Yelp. Now Yelpers can get in line remotely, skip all that waiting around, and go straight for their famous pancakes!” caption_type=”side”]
Nowait is currently available in thousands of casual dining restaurants in the U.S. To use it, browse restaurants in your area on Yelp and find wait times that work with your schedule. You can add your name and party size to the wait list from your phone, then get notified by text when your table is ready. You can even reply to say you’re running late! The waitlist feature is available on iOS today with Android coming soon.
With the addition of waitlist functionality to booking tables with Yelp Reservations and ordering food for pickup or delivery with Yelp Eat24, there are more ways than ever for hungry diners on Yelp to wrangle just the right meal; wherever, whenever, however.
Here are a few places that we absolutely can’t wait to reserve our place in line!