TEXAS — Restaurants are now giving customers the ability to order from online via a mobile application.
The apps, called e-Dining, offer the ability for diners to order their food online.
The new apps, known as e-dining, have been launched by restaurants across the country including the Orlando-based Chick-Fil-A, Chili’s and Five Guys.
The app will work for restaurants and catering companies.
At a restaurant, customers can choose to order by phone or via e-mail.
“It’s the same thing as ordering in a restaurant,” said Jessica Fauci, vice president of e-commerce at Chick-fil-A.
“We’ve been looking at how we can use this technology to enhance customer experience.”
Chick-fil, a franchisee of Chick- Fil-A in Georgia, said customers can now order their meals online using their mobile phone and register on their app.
E-Diners also offer an online ordering option for restaurants that have food that is being prepared in the kitchen.
A customer can then order from the e- Dining app and pay by credit card.
E-diners will continue to operate at restaurants, but Faucsons company is now launching its own app.
The company has partnered with Taco Bell to offer a smartphone app.
Fauci said Taco Bell will work with e- diners to provide e- ordering and ordering through the app.
Chick, Chili, Five Guys and Taco Bell have not released details on how the new apps work or when the first restaurants are expected to roll them out.
Chick and Chili have announced plans to expand their e-ordering capabilities in the coming weeks.
Chilli’s e- dining program has about 100 locations in the U.S. and Canada.
Faucis company has about 30 locations in Orlando, Fla.
Several other chains, including Chipotle, Burger King and Taco Cactus, are also expanding their e dining offerings.