Food Network's CityEats Bringing Text Alerts, App as Alternative to OpenTable
It's nothing new, but technology is changing the way we do everything. We order cabs via apps, follow directions through our cell phones' GPS, find recipes online -- you could probably go on forever.
Now, a new website and app, CityEats, by the Food Network has brought restaurant dining reservations to another level. In addition to numerous industry-side benefits, the platform features an app and text alerts for consumers.
A direct competitor to OpenTable, the site features more than 60 restaurants across the South Florida market, such as 3030 Ocean, Casa D'Angelo, 32 East, and numerous other spots in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami.
The application offers a cloud-based table-management and reservation system that works through tablets, smart phones -- iPhone is up and running; Android is on the way -- and regular old computers. Consumers can set up a profile to access content about individual restaurants -- including professionally taken photos and restaurant descriptions -- make reservations, and write reviews.