Uber-like mobile dining app has added the nation’s capital to the menu, as it were.
Washington follows New York and D.C., in joining Dash’s operating cities. The app allows users to pay bar and restaurant tabs directly from their phones.
“We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of Dash in Washington, D.C. As a top-tier culinary city with a diverse food and bar scene catering to local young professionals and college students, the city is a perfect fit for Dash. We can’t wait to get started,” said CEO and co-founder Jeff McGregor.
McGregor and (former) college roommate Gennady Spirin first envisioned Dash when a New Year’s Day brunch went south when they were unable to catch a waitress’ eye to grab the check.
Because the app is fully integrated with most bar and restaurant POS systems, users generally can pay their check, split their bill and run a bar tab — all without reaching for their wallet or card.
This year, the app also launched the “Venue Vibes” service, a feature that uses a venue’s POS system to reveal crowd levels and atmosphere in real time. With classifications of “lively,” “active,” “relaxed,” and “quiet” – patrons get an idea of what the feel of the room is, all before they even leave their home.
“When we developed Dash, we took the time to ensure value at the merchant level, resulting in a platform that isn’t only friendly to patrons to use, but also to operators and their bottom lines,” said McGregor. “POS integration and ease of use are both crucial to merchant success, and Dash’s design and technology makes it as simple as possible for everyone involved in the dining experience.”