Notable Stories

May 20, 2014 TechCrunch

Restaurant Waitlist Platform NoWait Raises $10 Million Series B

Mobile wait listing service for restaurants NoWait has raised $10 million in Series B funding, the company is announcing this morning. The new round was led by Drive Capital, the $250 million Ohio-based fund focused on Midwestern companies, and co-founded by former Sequoia partners, Mark Kvamme and Chris Olsen.

May 20, 2014 Eater National

Restaurant Wait List App NoWait Raises $10 Million

NoWait, a digital restaurant wait list service, announced today that it has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by Drive Capital, a venture fund based in Ohio. [...] The amount is almost twice as much as the $5.5 million it raised in its previous round of funding. [...] NoWait will use the money "to expand its network of restaurants and consumers" and towards product development.

Apr 19, 2014 WMAQ-TV (NBC Chicago)

Weekend Web: NoWait App For Restaurant Reservations

Charlie Wojciechowski introduces a new, free smart phone app that allows potential diners to remotely add their name to the wait list for a table at dozens of Chicago-area restaurants, including the ones located in the recently opened Eataly.

Feb 13, 2014 USA Today

NoWait app promises easier restaurant wait

Meet the "anti-reservation" app, NoWait, a new app which promises to get folks in the door quicker and easier, even on the most crowded nights.

Developed in Pittsburgh, the app is targeted to "fast casual" restaurants like Chili's and TGI Fridays that don't normally take reservations.

Feb 7, 2014 VentureBeat

NoWait lets you join restaurant wait lists from your phone

Americans spend roughly 37 billion hours a year waiting in line. NoWait can save you some of that time by letting you join restaurant wait lists from your phone.

NoWait is rolling out its consumer app nationwide. The company has put 29 million diners into seats to date and claims that it reduces wait time from 90 minutes to 5 minutes.

Feb 6, 2014 Fox Business

Check a restaurant's wait time before you arrive

NoWait app lets you join a restaurant's wait list from your phone

Watch Ware Sykes' interview on Fox Business with Lauren Simonetti.