Imagine for a moment that the next time you go to a busy restaurant, you don't get stuck holding a big pager that is bound to scare the living daylights out of you when it vibrates to alert you that your table is ready.
The solution? The ingenious and brilliant service from ReadyPing that allows restaurant hosts to text message their guests to let them know that they can be seated. To get started, the only thing the restaurant has to do is sign up for an account; then they will enter the guest's name, party size, and phone number into their system and when the table is ready, the host can press a button and the guests will be text messaged.
What I love about this is the convenience, and especially the fact that you aren't stuck sitting in the restaurant while you wait.
The service is currently available to restaurants for a monthly fee that includes unlimited text messages, and it's already being rolled out across the US in chain restaurants like Claim Jumper, The Cheesecake Factory, and Maggiano's.