A Louisville software development firm, QSR Automations, has just released new online restaurant reservations and email marketing features in its DineTime Host version 3.0 restaurant management software product.
DineTime Host, which runs on an iPad and is designed for both smaller, independent restaurants and larger ones, helps restaurants perform all their management functions, including guest book, marketing and analytics.
This May, QSR Automations made Louisville its pilot test market for its DineTime app, available in iTunes and the Android store, to let diners search hundreds of Louisville restaurants, put themselves on a wait list, and receive a confirmation text back from the restaurant.
The new features in DineTime Host now let restaurants that are using the management software add a widget to their website to facilitate online reservations for patrons.
QSR Automations’ President and CEO, Lee Leet, said in the company’s release, “DineTime now streamlines guest management and online reservations in one app. We knew restaurants wanted an alternative to what’s out there now—and they want one they can trust.”
Helping restaurants grow their businesses is QSR’s goal with each DineTime release: Benefits of the online reservation addition include keeping phone lines open and staff free to interact directly with customers. Customers can invite more friends to join them while they make their reservation, too.
Leet also said of the other major new feature, “DineTime now gives restaurateurs another way to stay in front of their guests with the marketing campaign feature. Increasing guest communication and building loyalty is another way DineTime is helping restaurants bring in more business.” With email marketing, restaurants can promote events, new menu items, deals and anything else directly to their customers.
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