Nowait is a company of hospitality experts with restaurant technology solutions catered to serve both restaurants and guests. It is a full service front-of-house command and control solution for casual dining restaurants.

The Nowait Host app is an intuitive operations system for the iPad that offers a mobile SMS waitlist, table and server management, and enterprise-level analytics.

Nowait was founded in 2010 & is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with an office in New York City.

Nowait app is currently used in casual-dining restaurants across the country, including major national chains such as Chili's, First Watch, On The Border, and Buffalo Wild Wings, as well as popular independent hotspots like Clinton St. Baking Company. To date, NoWait has seated more than 300 million diners and regularly seats more than 30 million diners every month.


Nowait was acquired by Yelp on Mar 2, 2017 for $40M.



  • Year founded: 2010
  • Funding Info: $22.1M in 8 funding rounds (Last funding type: Undisclosed)- Nowait has been acquired by Yelp on Mar 2, 2017 forr $40M
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: Acquired for $40M as of Mar 2, 2017
  • City/Town: Pittsburgh
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States
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  • Employee: James Belt
  • Title: Director of Information Architecture
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