Before proceeding to the functionality of a perfect restaurant business app, we should mention the mobile platforms to choose from. The most technically complicated and functional apps are built as native ones. And as always, Android and iOS are the area that should be covered. Hybrid and web apps, although cover several platforms, may offer limited functionality in some of the crucial features. Think over the precise functionality, and your software development company will give you a consultation regarding the technical side.
There are specialized 'restaurant finders'. Based on geolocation, they offer users nearby places, as well provide them with contact means, menus and other information. Being in such databases means being open to several mobile users who search for a good place to dine out. This is a way to gain new clients. Whereas your branded application is mainly for the convenience of loyal customers.
Many restaurants have their own mobile apps for clients, which provide the conveniences of booking tables, food delivery, looking for a nearby restaurant location etc. The main functions must be the easiest to access. Just make sure your clients don't have to go through numerous app pages to get where they want - that is a vital rule.
Analytics commonly tend to show that menu, online features (booking and ordering), locations and various offers are the most visited options among app users. What's also of major importance is keeping these options up-to-date. Constant maintenance brings the clients' satisfaction.