How much does it cost to build a Restaurant Mobile Ordering App?

Restaurant A and Restaurant B - both have their offline establishments located in the busiest localities of the town. They both are online. They both serve Asian cuisine with similar price points. Both get almost the same number of visitors every day. But at the end of the financial year, Restaurant A made 15% more profit compared to Restaurant B.


Restaurant A got its additional 15% sales via its branded food ordering mobile app. The restaurant owner understood the changing dynamics of the food ordering and decided to launch a branded online ordering app along with the website. This small, yet significant step helped him stay on top of the minds of its customers.


Because we live in a mobile-first economy and your customers want to order food with just a tap on their smartphone. This new tech-savvy generation is spending more and more time staring down at their phones, and if your restaurant doesn't provide them the convenience of mobile ordering, they’re probably never going to order from you.

“When you underestimate technology, you underestimate the revenue potential”

The emergence of online ordering apps has changed the face of the restaurant industry. The prevailing eco-system of on-demand food ordering and delivery is turning heads of the consumers, big time.

According to the research by the NPD Group, mobile represents 60% of all digital restaurant orders today and there are plenty of reasons for that. For one, food online ordering apps maximize accessibility and convenience. In addition to this, the ease of customization, enticing discounts, and built-in loyalty programs make this process more beneficial for them.

So what’s next?

Of course, the cost!

How much does it cost to develop a mobile ordering app for restaurants?

Although there are a number of factors that affect the overall cost of mobile app development, we will try and give you an idea of how much would it cost to launch an online food ordering app for your restaurant.

Depending on the functionalities and features you are looking to add in your restaurant online ordering app and the resources that it would require to plan, ideate and launch your app, the one time set up cost of a mobile app with Restolabs would come out to $499 in addition to the monthly subscription package that you choose. You can select either of the packages given here.

The set-up cost comprises – customized mobile app design, development of both Android and iOS versions, app testing, and final launch.

With our mobile app development services, we have attended to everything you need to deliver a seamless experience to your customers - they can move from the menu to check out and payment page in a matter of minutes (or even seconds)

Mobile ordering is all about providing convenience, and to maximize revenue potential. In order to do so your business needs to provide the ordering options that your customers want. And according to the statistics, enabling mobile ordering can increase sales by ten folds.

And now it is time to prepare for the future, which is already here….

If you are looking to establish a strong online presence for your restaurant by providing smooth online ordering and delivery options to your customers, get in touch with Restolabs today. Our experts will understand your requirements, and create customized solutions for your business.

To learn more about the mobile ordering app, book a live demo with one of our online ordering specialists today!