QSR Automations, Inc. has announced the addition of online reservations and email marketing with the release of DineTime Host version 3.0. Adding a simple browser widget to a restaurant’s website allows guests to book reservations online which then syncs the information with the app in real time.
DineTime, which runs on an iPad, was created to help improve a restaurant’s operating efficiency and increase their business’ profitability by providing wait list management, 2-way SMS texting, a guest book, and a variety of detailed operational analytics. Previously, the guest management software offered a reservation book that allowed restaurants to add reservations directly in the software from the host stand.
With DineTime 3.0, a restaurant’s website becomes another way to market to diners and drive traffic into the restaurant. Booking online means keeping phone lines open and more time for host staff to focus on guests. During the booking process, guests are given the option to invite friends to join their party, bringing more business in the door without having to try.
This enhanced version of DineTime also gives restaurant operators the ability to create and send email marketing campaigns to their guests. By using the contact information they’ve saved in DineTime’s guest book, it is easy to promote restaurant events, new dishes, special offers and more to their customers.