Fast food restaurants may never be the same again. Earlier today Taco Bell launched its revamped "Live Mas Taco Bell" app, which allows its fans to place and pay for their orders ahead of pickup. Even our own J.R. Bookwalter had a chance to try it out this morning, and he seems happy enough with the service, to put it lightly. As he said on Twitter, "Just ordered @tacobell lunch from my iPhone, picked it up at the drive-thru and… It. Was. Magical! Where has this been all my life?"
Feeling hungry? Many restaurant chains now offer free mobile apps to make it easier to find locations near you, and some of them now even allow customers to pay with their iPhone as well. It's time to start whetting your appetite with the best and brightest of eatery-related apps, and thankfully we've rounded up eight of the best that can be downloaded from the App Store right away. Bon appétit!
We've heard in the past that Taco Bell is developing an app that'll let you order tacos in advance on your iPhone, and now Bloomberg reports that Burger King is paving the way for similar smartphone-dependent technologies in its own stores. Starting next month, you'll be able to pay for your burgers at the counter with your iPhone app at select locations; within a "few months," all of Burger King's roughly 7,000 restaurants in the U.S. will support the service.
The dream of a smartphone-powered mobile wallet continues to inch closer to reality, with fast food giant McDonald's now testing the ability to purchase Big Macs and other products using nothing more than an app.