Let’s face it: at some point, everyone has had the irritating experience of waiting endlessly for their check at a restaurant. Jeff McGregor and Gennady Spirin tackled this issue with the launch of their mobile payment platform, Dash.
Already partnered with over 50 restaurants and bars in New York City, Dash recently expanded to serve the Chicago market as well. Some of the New York venues covered include Junior’s Cheesecake, Dukes Union Square, Rochelle’s, and Harry’s Café and Steak. Throughout the coming year, they aim to expand to more locations in their current cities and enter into different markets nationally.
Compared with other mobile payment apps, Dash is extremely user-friendly and has patented software that allows users to see an itemized list of what was ordered and split the bill with friends. As people enter one of the venues, they just need to check-in on their iPhone or Android device and notify their server. Once patrons enjoy their meal, all they have to do is pay from their phone. With just one touch, the bill is taken care of.
One of the most innovative capabilities of Dash is to reveal the atmosphere of the restaurant before patrons step into the venue. Whether people are looking for a relaxed scene or place to have fun with others, Dash Software, LLC. has added their Venue Vibes section, which indicates if a place is “lively,” “active,” “relaxed,” or “quiet.” Using patented integration technology, Dash constantly monitors how many tabs are open at their venues’ POS systems against the venue’s capacity and generates real-time data to show mood to the public for the first time.
“We founded Dash on the principle that few things feel better than paying your restaurant or bar tab on-the-go,” CEO and co-founder McGregor said. “It turns out knowing how crowded a venue is before you show up feels pretty good, too. That’s the concept behind Venue Vibes — another way Dash is helping its users plan a better night out with friends.”