How To Design a Food App For Your Restaurant Business?

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by Graphicszoo 15+ days ago 5 mins read

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You don’t really have to be gluttonous to prove your affection for food. People have attached emotions with their favorite food and can go to lengths to satiate their cravings. 

While the trend of ordering food online through a website or an app is not a new thing as such, online food ordering has witnessed a massive growth after the COVID pandemic forced people into lockdown. 

And, now, even with lockdowns being lifted substantially, and people allowed to move out and eat out, a lot still prefer ordering their favorite food from the comfort of their home. 

This trend clearly established the importance for restaurant and food outlet owners to have a multi-functional food app. 

Which brings us to our topic of discussion for today; how to design a food app for your restaurant business?

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Now, you must be thinking, “why do I have to work on the design of my restaurant app, when I am getting enough footfalls already?” 

Well, for one, creating a food app for your restaurant will make sure your customers still think of your restaurant when they’re not actually at your restaurant.

Through a sophisticated restaurant app, your customers will, at their fingertips, have your menu, contact information, location, special deals, coupons, and more.

That being said, let’s now take a look at how to design a food app for your restaurant business in simple steps.


Begin with market research

Before you set out to create a custom food app design for your restaurant, conduct thorough market research. This would help you get a better understanding of the latest trends as well as what your closest competitors have been busy with. 

It is important to remember that the core idea behind creating the app is to serve your target audience. So, unless you know what attracts your target audience more, your app will not be as successful as you would want it to be. 

Additionally, a thorough market audit will also help you define your goals, objective, and mission. It will help you understand the challenges that your target audience may be facing currently; which you can help overcome. 


Decide on the features to include

Once you’re done with the first step, you will have enough data to help you decide what all features you want to add to your restaurant app. 

Some of the basic features that are a part of a restaurant app design include;

  • Online ordering
  • Restaurant location finder
  • Table booking
  • In-app purchase
  • Loyalty points
  • Reviews/Rating
  • Order tracking
  • Support/Feedback

It is important that you think carefully about how you want to create a restaurant app and what all features it should include. This would play a huge, HUGE, role in defining the overall UX of your app design. 

And, it is needless to say that if the experience of the users of your app is not at par with their expectations, they will not be willing to keep the app at all. 


Work on the overall appearance

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Once you have decided the list of features you want to add to your restaurant app, it’s time to start working on the layout of the design; or shall we say the UI design of your app. 

Think of the logo design, the color scheme, the typeface, etc. The way your app looks should be synergistic with the way your customers experience your restaurant. 

Make sure the app navigation is simple and clear while using an intuitive layout of other important elements. 

Use vectorized images and optimized multimedia in order to make your app fast.  

Your food app must reflect the real brand image that you want to associate to your restaurant business. 

The colors, the fonts, the logo, etc. all these UI design elements will make sure that the users remember and recognize your brand anywhere. 


Test before the launch

So, you were able to create a unique app design for your restaurant business and are now all set to launch it in the market. However, before you make it live, it is highly recommended to thoroughly test your app to make sure everything is aligned and works as expected. 

You don’t want any last-minute glitch in your app that you might have missed and now can create a bad reputation for your business. 

Make sure your app design is;

  • Simple to use
  • Fast 
  • Easy payment method
  • Live support


Take professional help

Going through all the hustle to create a successful app can be highly daunting to many business owners; both, in terms of time and money. And, therefore, it is always recommended to outsource design services to professional agencies. 

As professional designers, these agencies understand all the basic steps that need to be taken in order to create a successful app; irrespective of the industry. 

For instance, GraphicsZoo has provided its expert assistance in offering unlimited design services to over 1700 businesses from different industries; including Health and Fitness, Real Estate, Hospitality, IT, etc. 

We follow a strict procedure to ensure timely and quality design work is provided to the customers. You can read our happy customers’ reviews to know more. 


To conclude…

Restaurant mobile app development is a complex process that is not limited solely to coding. A lot goes into making a food app for your restaurant business successful. 

To understand how we can help you with your restaurant app, get in touch with us at