33 Food & Restaurant App Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

33 Food & Restaurant App Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a food & restaurant app business in 2022?

We put together 33 of the best food & restaurant app businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other food & restaurant app businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Create a meal planner app ($0/year)

Time To Revenue
420 days
Skills

Dianne L Chen from Irvine, California, USA started Arise Performance Labs, Inc almost 4 years ago, a meal planner app.

  • Revenue: $0/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Irvine, California, USA

Case Study

At 24, I climbed up flight stairs - and was suddenly out of breath. I realized I was at my heaviest weight, sitting most of the time, and eating out every other day. Determined to change, I jumped right into keto and cardio classes. Spoiler alert - it didn’t work. Next, I exercised like crazy while under-eating at the ill advice of my trainer. Burnt out, I decided to track calories & macros. For 18 months, I spent hours calculating and logging my food. Although I had lost 30 lbs, I could NOT keep up the lifestyle anymore.

I wanted a way to eat healthily and get results without the daily food obsession, logging, and time spent calculating recipes to fit the numbers.

That’s when I thought - what if there was an app that answered “what, when, and how much to eat”? Especially for workout days. One that took care of macro-planning, carb-cycling, and nutrient-timing for my body type & goal. An app that helped me practice mindful eating.

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2. Start an automatic coupon applier app business

How Much Can You Make?
$450,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful automatic coupon applier app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a automatic coupon applier app business:

Learn more about starting an automatic coupon applier app business ➜

Case Study

I’m Chris Ronzio and I’m the founder and CEO of Trainual. Our purpose is to make small business easier by creating software that allows businesses to easily scale.

We really cater to small businesses (typically under 250 employees, but not limited to), who want something easier to set up and manage than an enterprise learning system. Right now, we have more than 15k users in over 80 countries around the world and are up to $2M ARR.

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3. Start a parking space finder app business

How Much Can You Make?
$100,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful parking space finder app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a parking space finder app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a parking space finder app business ➜

Case Study

Hey! I’m Patrick Murray. Dad of a 9 month old- husband to a wife who is ageless, and an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember. I am Co-Founder and CEO of a company called NOSON, we run the popular parking deal website, onairparking.com.

We sell highly discounted airport parking reservations across the country to very price sensitive leisure and vacation travelers. We are in 27 markets, are doing about $1.2M in revenue a year and have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Inc.

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4. Start a where to eat app business

Examples of a successful where to eat app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a where to eat app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a where to eat app business ➜

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5. Start a driver tracking app business

Examples of a successful driver tracking app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a driver tracking app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a driver tracking app business ➜

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6. Start a food waste reduction app

Examples of a successful food waste reduction app:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a food waste reduction app:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a food waste reduction app ➜

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7. Start a reviews and rating app business

How Much Can You Make?
$247 — $25,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful reviews and rating app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a reviews and rating app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a reviews and rating app business ➜

Case Study

I’m Gaurav and I created reviewflowz, with my co-founder, Axel. Reviewflowz is a Slack bot that allows any SaaS business to get notified each time it receives a new online review

Today, reviewflowz is only 3 months old, bringing in about $200USD per month in revenues. We are starting to see some real traction in terms of getting feedback from the users, activity on our platform but we are still in a very nascent stage when it comes to achieving product-market fit.

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8. Start a home-cooked food delivery app business

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $14,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful home-cooked food delivery app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home-cooked food delivery app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a home-cooked food delivery app business ➜

Case Study

My name is Beth K., a busy mother of 5 and owner of BingoCardCreator.com. This SAAS (software as a service) online business provides a custom software solution for the creation of custom bingo cards. Most of our customers (about 60%) are educators while the other 40% is comprised of clients using our service for their business or for personal purposes.

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9. Start a drive-thru ordering app business

Examples of a successful drive-thru ordering app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-thru ordering app business:

Learn more about starting a drive-thru ordering app business ➜

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10. Start a food recommendation app business

Examples of a successful food recommendation app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a food recommendation app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a food recommendation app business ➜

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11. Start a frozen food delivery app business

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $14,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful frozen food delivery app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a frozen food delivery app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a frozen food delivery app business ➜

Case Study

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12. Start a food delivery app business

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $500,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful food delivery app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a food delivery app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a food delivery app business ➜

Case Study

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13. Start a nutrition app business

How Much Can You Make?
$500,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful nutrition app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a nutrition app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a nutrition app business ➜

Case Study

Mike saw people didn’t have a problem with fitness, but a problem with nutrition. He started Stronger U, a nutrition coaching company, and makes $600k/mo.

14. Start a snacks delivery app business

Examples of a successful snacks delivery app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a snacks delivery app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a snacks delivery app business ➜

15. Start a grocery delivery app business

Examples of a successful grocery delivery app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a grocery delivery app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a grocery delivery app business ➜

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16. Start a make your own dish app business

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful make your own dish app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a make your own dish app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a make your own dish app business ➜

Case Study

Hello, I’m David, CEO, and Founder of DesignEvo, an easy-to-use logo maker. We've been successfully focusing on graphics design and multimedia software ever since 2006!

DesignEvo logo maker is designed for business owners, entrepreneurs, agencies, website owners, freelancers, and even social media admins looking to create great logos in a breeze. Until now, we have over 29 million users worldwide, bringing us about 1 million dollars each month. Many of them are website owners or bloggers.

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17. Start a billing and invoice app business

How Much Can You Make?
$250,000 — $375,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful billing and invoice app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a billing and invoice app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a billing and invoice app business ➜

Case Study

I am a serial entrepreneur in the Information Technology industry. I founded UNIS LUMIN Inc., a systems integration company that grew to 5 offices across Canada and $85m in revenue before I sold the company in 2011. In 2008 I founded Promys, a software company that developed a comprehensive CRM/PSA/Helpdesk software package. The product is sold internationally.

· Advisory Board, Lassonde School’s Bergeron Entrepreneurs Science & Technology program

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18. Start a payments app business

Examples of a successful payments app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a payments app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a payments app business ➜

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19. Start a calorie tracker app business

How Much Can You Make?
$50,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful calorie tracker app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a calorie tracker app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a calorie tracker app business ➜

Case Study

Hello! My name is Jacob Montoya and I am the founder of FitSW and its sister site FindTrainGain. With FitSW, we provide software to personal trainers to help them grow their businesses and enable them to use our technology to effectively manage their clients’ fitness. With FindTrainGain, we enable people searching for fitness help from all over the world to join a wide variety of Live Online Fitness Classes led by fun, energetic Fitness Instructors.

We enable people to stay fit and stay connected with fun fitness classes in this time of social distancing. At the same time, we also provided a way for fitness professionals to continue to work. We have instructors leading classes on everything from Yoga to Cardio Boxing to our most popular Dance Cardio class. Classes are accessible to anyone and many are priced as low as $5 a class.

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20. Start a calling a waiter app business

Examples of a successful calling a waiter app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a calling a waiter app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a calling a waiter app business ➜

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21. Start an advance food ordering app business

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Examples of a successful advance food ordering app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a advance food ordering app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an advance food ordering app business ➜

Case Study

Aaron D'cruz launched Maynuu, an online restaurant ordering system, in May 2020. They have got branches in Malaysia and Singapore.

Maynnu, a bootstrapped company, covers everything from deliveries, takeaways, reservations, and more with its systems.

The company charges an 8% platform fee on every transaction on its system and has 1800 signups in both countries. Maynuu has already done over $36k in revenue.

Their website has 19.16 million total unique visitors to date and has completed 78,374 successful deliveries so far.

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Read the full article on marketresearchforstartups.com ➜

22. Start a baby food suggestions app business

Examples of a successful baby food suggestions app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a baby food suggestions app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a baby food suggestions app business ➜

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23. Start a cooking recipes app business

Examples of a successful cooking recipes app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cooking recipes app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cooking recipes app business ➜

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24. Start a double discount app business

Examples of a successful double discount app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a double discount app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a double discount app business ➜

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25. Start an experimental cooking app business

Examples of a successful experimental cooking app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a experimental cooking app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an experimental cooking app business ➜

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26. Start a kitchen management app business

Examples of a successful kitchen management app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a kitchen management app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a kitchen management app business ➜

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27. Start a pizza delivery app business

Examples of a successful pizza delivery app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a pizza delivery app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pizza delivery app business ➜

28. Start a food app

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful food app:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a food app:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a food app ➜

Case Study

Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman met at Georgetown University in 2003 and quickly bonded over their frustration at the lack of healthy food on campus. So during their senior year, along with a third friend, Nathaniel Ru, they decided to open a 500 square-foot restaurant serving fresh salads made with organic produce. They had no idea what they were doing and almost ran out of money five months in. But today, Sweetgreen has over 100 locations, and is using new technology to re-imagine the fast-casual model, even as it faces unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus crisis.

29. Start a burger constructor app business

Examples of a successful burger constructor app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a burger constructor app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a burger constructor app business ➜

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30. Start a restaurant exploring AR-based app business

How Much Can You Make?
$3,735,000 — $13,500,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful restaurant exploring AR-based app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a restaurant exploring AR-based app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a restaurant exploring AR-based app business ➜

Case Study

In 2009, Sal Khan walked away from a high-paying job to start a business that had no way of making money. His idea to launch a non-profit teaching platform was ignited five years earlier when he was helping his young cousins do math homework over the computer. They loved his clear explanations and soon he was posting free tutorials on Youtube, where they started to attract the attention of thousands of users around the world. Sal realized he could help democratize learning by building a free platform to teach math, science, and the humanities. Today, Khan Academy offers hundreds of free recorded tutorials in dozens of languages. During the pandemic, its popularity surged to 30 million users a month. Order the How I Built This book at: https://smarturl.it/HowIBuiltThis

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Read the full story on npr.org ➜

31. Start a customized food ordering app business

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Examples of a successful customized food ordering app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a customized food ordering app business:

Learn more about starting a customized food ordering app business ➜

Case Study

Aaron D'cruz launched Maynuu, an online restaurant ordering system, in May 2020. They have got branches in Malaysia and Singapore.

Maynnu, a bootstrapped company, covers everything from deliveries, takeaways, reservations, and more with its systems.

The company charges an 8% platform fee on every transaction on its system and has 1800 signups in both countries. Maynuu has already done over $36k in revenue.

Their website has 19.16 million total unique visitors to date and has completed 78,374 successful deliveries so far.

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Read the full article on marketresearchforstartups.com ➜

32. Start a restaurant table reservation app business

Examples of a successful restaurant table reservation app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a restaurant table reservation app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a restaurant table reservation app business ➜

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33. Start a digital menu app business

Examples of a successful digital menu app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a digital menu app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a digital menu app business ➜

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