ClickDishes: How This App Will Rock Your Dining Experience
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It’s Saturday night and you’re out with friends at a restaurant. Some of you order items on the menu to share, while others just want to have a dish for themselves. Then, the bill comes and you spend the next 15 minutes trying to split the bill fairly. Just when you think you have it all figured out, out comes the cash, debit cards, and credit cards. And that creates a whole new set of problems. We’ve all been there. Dining out with a big group is not fun at all. Is there an easier and faster way of dealing with this? Absolutely, and this is where ClickDishes comes in.
What is ClickDishes?
ClickDishes is the future of dining. It is a mobile app that solves some of the biggest inconveniences about sit-down restaurants, by streamlining to-go ordering, dine-in eating and payment services.
Tired of waving down the server to take your order? With ClickDishes, long wait times will no longer be an issue. You can order the entire menu straight from the app, skipping the entire “order-drinks-then-food” process. It is a huge time saver, especially during rush hours!
When it comes to paying the bill, ClickDishes makes it a breeze. You can enable payment through the app whenever you’re ready to leave. Split the bill however you want – evenly or by individual, and pay at your own convenient – by credit card, debit card or cash. So quick and simple that you can get in and out of the restaurant as fast as possible!
If you don’t have time to dine in, you can order grab & go through the app. With just a few clicks, you can skip the line and grab your food upon arrival!
Still not convinced? Check out the video below to get a sense of how ClickDishes works!
Our experience with ClickDishes at Ke Charcoal Grill & Sushi
Last week, Kev and I had the opportunity to meet with the ClickDishes team to get a firsthand experience of using this revolutionary app! The dinner was held at Ke Grill, a Japanese restaurant with a diverse menu, a perfect setting for large group gatherings. Below I’ll walk you through each step of the process we’d gone through that evening, from signing up for the app to paying the bill. It’s so quick, easy and painless!
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Step 1: Signing up an account and getting invited to a table
Upon arrival, each of us downloaded the ClickDishes app, created an account, and joined the “host” for the meal. Each table has a “host” who needs to check-in at the restaurant via QR code and enter the table number in the app. After that is set up, the person has the ability to invite guests to dine together and pay for the entire group if desired. To invite guests to the table, the host will need to add guests’ phone number to his/her contact.
Step 2: Ordering food
In the app, we browsed through the restaurant menu and started selecting dishes and drinks. All the items we ordered were then captured under the Order Summary in the app, which was visible by all guests. In addition, the items were grouped by individual guest so we knew exactly who ordered what. This setup prevents any unintentional duplicate order and makes splitting the bill a lot easier later on!
Step 3: Waiting for food to arrive
Our order was quickly sent to the kitchen and all we had to do now was waiting for the food to arrive. By eliminating long wait time of placing an order, now you can spend more time enjoying food!
Step 4: Paying the bill
When we were done eating, the host requested the bill on the app and chose how we’d like to proceed with the payment among 3 options: pay entirely by the host, split evenly, or split by individual. We split by individual, which prompted us to add a tip at a fixed amount or at a percentage. To complete the payment, we were asked to enter our credit/debit card number in the app, or call the server to collect cash. How simple was that!
Dining at restaurants has never been easier than with ClickDishes! The whole process from start to finish worked smoothly. We couldn’t be happier with our experience with the app. ClickDishes is now officially launched in Calgary and will soon be available in Vancouver. Next time when you eat out, check out ClickDishes and try it for yourself!
Disclaimer: This post is written in partnership with ClickDishes. As always, all opinions on For Two, Please are my own and I only recommend brands that I 100% stand behind.
I have been waiting for something like this to arrive in the states! I have been to several establishments in Japan where everything can be ordered with technology and it’s awesome. Splitting the bill is the THE WORST with a large party, so this app will be a huge game changer 🙂
This sounds like a great app for birthdays & group dinners! How does it know the whole menu though? I’m guessing it won’t be available for every restaurant but I’d certainly love to give it a try & not have to refer to my calculator 😀
Love this concept – I don’t know why the app hasn’t been invented sooner! This is ALWAYS an issue which comes up at any social event, some people don’t have cash, some people don’t have change, – total game changer!
Dubai really needs something like this ! Asia as well, they just don’t get the concept of splitting bills so this could help so much! Great app!
What an interesting and practical concept! I’m usually designated as the bill splitter when we go out, so this would make my life super simple! I’m going to look out for restaurants in DC doing this, for sure!
Neat! How do you get the big discounts?
Love this idea! I can’t tell you how many headaches this would have saved during big group events we’ve been a part of. I’m hoping it catches on with more restaurants! How does the restaurant know that everyone has paid before the guests leave? I’m assuming they are just paying attention to what receipts are coming through?
Sounds like an interesting app. I do wonder how the waiters will feel when we start to remove the personal element from our food orders, likewise not sure how I feel about this entirely although like many people I hate trying to split a bill with others.
Sounds pretty nice! This app definitely would definitely come in handy when dining out with a group of people. I’m a bit of an old-fashioned gal (or perhaps I just like to do things the hard way haha) so I will probably stick to the traditional way of doing things – and it will probably take a while until the app catches on here in Europe – but I can see how others would really enjoying using this. Thanks for the review!
This sounds interesting… I don’t think I’m quite sold on it. I think if I am dining quickly it isn’t usually at a place like this. When I got to a sit-down place, I go because I want to sit-down. I think the biggest plus of this app would be the splitting bills! That is hard with a large group.
Clickdishes dining app will be of a great help in the big cities where seats are always occupied by the people. It’s a time-saving hack and I will definitely recommend it to the people I know.
I love this idea. So many times I have I been in that position of trying to split the bill among a group of friends. It can really be a headache, especially with all the different forms of payment. This app seems like it would streamline splitting the bill and make it a much more convenient and pleasant part of dining with friends.
This is pretty nifty, I like it. Especially if you go with a group of people you don’t know very well, or some are notorious bad tippers. I wonder, if it works for larger parties that have a minimum gratuity?
This sounds like an interesting idea but call me old fashion, I like the personal experience while dining. I can see why people would like it though. I suppose it’s good to give people the option of dining through an app
Wow this is a super cool app! I would use this all the time! I am going to have to get this app for sure!