Toronto’s freshest homegrown restaurant apps

By Jesse Ship
Published Oct. 23, 2014
Source: The Toronto Star

Whether you’re a fan of Steak Queen or Scaramouche, Torontonians and their smartphones are hungry for restaurant apps, and a host of developers are well aware of that. With India’s multimillion-dollar restaurant-finding app Zomato just launching in town, here are a few homegrown options for finding a bite and maybe getting a little extra service.

SMOOTHPAY

Cost: Free, comes with $1-$2 in promotional credit at most locations

Locations in use: 45 plus

What it does: With a focus on quick-service cafés and lunch spots around Toronto. SmoothPay lets customers buy meals through a mobile wallet system on your smartphone that connects to your credit card. SmoothPay also services frequent use customers with customized loyalty rewards programs.

Main competitors: PayPal mobile

The edge: The app has support from Bruce Croxon, formerly of Dragons’ Den.