Connected Meal Time

Products and services aim to foster a sense of togetherness during meals

Implications - With consumers' lives busier than ever, the sense of intimacy and togetherness that was once present during family meal-times is now dwindling. People are more likely to eat alone or while on-the-go, and even meals shared with family and friends are cut short or interrupted by a barrage of e-mails and phone calls. In order to rectify this situation, apps and products that encourage bonding and socialization during meals are on the rise, suggesting a desire for a return to family-focused ritual and tradition.
SCORE: 5.4
Mild Top 6 Examples: 4,750 Total Clicks Feb 15 - Oct 15
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Startup Networking Apps - Lunchcruit Builds Professional Connections Through Sit-Down Meals
SCORE: 5.7
Warm 1,618 Clicks Pub: Mar 11, 15
Startup Networking Apps
Lunchcruit Builds Professional Connections Through Sit-Down Meals
Lunchcruit is the latest ‘dating app’ that focuses specifically on startup networking. It encourages people to make more professional connections over a free meal—yes, free.... [More]
Group Lunch Ordering Services - LunchLoop Makes Group Food Orders Easier
SCORE: 4.9
Mild 420 Clicks Pub: Jun 17, 15
Group Lunch Ordering Services
LunchLoop Makes Group Food Orders Easier
LunchLoop is a service that is designed to make group food deliveries easier to carry out, whilst minimizing mistakes and mix-ups. To place an order, hit up the LunchLoop website, type in your... [More]
Food-Focused Recruiting Sites - Lunchcruit Pairs Job Seekers with Companies for Free Lunch Dates
SCORE: 5.3
Mild 938 Clicks Pub: Feb 28, 15
Food-Focused Recruiting Sites
Lunchcruit Pairs Job Seekers with Companies for Free Lunch Dates
Lunchcruit is a new company designed to make recruiting new talent a more organic process, both for job seekers and companies. The idea is simple: Folks meet with companies over a free (for the... [More]
Social Media Supper Hosts - Cookening Brings Strangers Together to Eat Dinner at the Same Table
SCORE: 4.5
Mild 774 Clicks Pub: Mar 18, 15
Social Media Supper Hosts
Cookening Brings Strangers Together to Eat Dinner at the Same Table
True enthusiasts of entertaining at home will be enticed by Cookening. This is a fresh online community for people who love to prepare food and share food––it’s for those whose happiness... [More]
Mobile Meal-Sharing Communities - A Dinner Party App Brings Neighbors Together for Home-Cooked Food
SCORE: 4.2
Mild 852 Clicks Pub: Mar 18, 15
Mobile Meal-Sharing Communities
A Dinner Party App Brings Neighbors Together for Home-Cooked Food
While many people view Internet-based technology as a means for people to alienate themselves, concepts like this dinner party app prove that the web can form both virtual and physical communities.... [More]
Familial Dinner Apps - DinnerCall is a Family Dinner App That Aims to Make Mealtime Special Again
SCORE: 5.1
Mild 148 Clicks Pub: Oct 27, 15
Familial Dinner Apps
DinnerCall is a Family Dinner App That Aims to Make Mealtime Special Again
Smartphones get a bad rap for driving a wedge in human communication, but that doesn’t have to be the case when this family dinner app is used. DinnerCall is an app that actually encourages... [More]