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25 Personalized Dining Innovations

From Crowd-Sourced Pizza Menus to Self-Service Restaurants

— September 11, 2015 — Lifestyle
These personalized dining innovations range from self-service restaurant kiosks that are waiter-free to crowd-sourced pizza menus that encourage patrons to share their favorite toppings with a mass audience. As sensory dining becomes a priority for millennials with an appreciation for fine food, luxe eateries are not the only ones adapting to this memorable marketing model.

In addition to personalized dining experiences that are offered by luxe restaurants, others are showcased on a lower scale -- the Pancake Selfie Express is a food truck that offers personalized breakfast pancakes to patrons. Moreover, curated reservation apps are on the rise, ensuring that mobile users will attend a restaurant that best suits their palate.

On the experiential dining front, gourmet pop-up UNA serves up a Latin American menu at a singular table that serves only 12 people. The eatery is not only exclusive but offers customized menu options for lucky visitors. Lastly, for those who love pizza, customizable pizza kiosks and artful pizza deliveries are also ways to take a casual meal to new heights.
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Premium Reservation Apps
Premium Reservation Apps
Killer Rezzy Partners With Luxe Restaurants for Hassle-Free Reservations
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Recipe Finder Apps
Recipe Finder Apps
The 'Handpick' App Helps Match Recipes to Food Photos on Instagram
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Streamlined Vegetarian Menus
Streamlined Vegetarian Menus
This Plant-Based Eatery Now Offers a Speedy Express Service
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Interactive Music Tables
Interactive Music Tables
KFC's Interactive Sound Bite Table Creates a Personal Listening Hub
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Selfie-Adorned Pancakes
Selfie-Adorned Pancakes
The Pancake Selfie Express Lets Consumers Eat Their Own Images
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Custom Waffle Confections
Custom Waffle Confections
This Australian Food Truck Offers Personalised Nutella Waffles
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DNA-Based Meal Plans
DNA-Based Meal Plans
GenoVive Develops and Delivers Personal Diets From DNA
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Customizable Entree Combos
Customizable Entree Combos
This Applebee's Menu Makes Trying Different Dishes Affordable
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Burger-Building Contests
Burger-Building Contests
Mcdonald's Chicago is Having People to Build a Burger to Make the Menu
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Specialized Culinary Tours
Specialized Culinary Tours
This Online Platform Allows Travelers to Book Unique Gastronomic Tours
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Personalized Pizza Paintings
Personalized Pizza Paintings
Paintshop.biz Allows Users to Paint a Creation for a Pizza Canvas
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Specialty Diet Restaurants
Specialty Diet Restaurants
Little Gem Caters to Those Who Avoid Sugar, Gluten and Dairy
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Picnic Basket Deliveries
Picnic Basket Deliveries
Merienda Picnic is an On-Demand Service Perfect for Summer Weekends
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Personal Chef Apps
Personal Chef Apps
Hao Chushi Connects Users with Chefs Who Prepare Meals Within One's Home
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Crowd-Sourced Pizza Menus
Crowd-Sourced Pizza Menus
Da Pizza Project's DIY Pizza Concept Searches for the Best Pie Flavors
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Curated Culinary Subscriptions
Curated Culinary Subscriptions
Culiniste is a Montreal-Based Startup Making Cooking Well Easy
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Curated Food Apps
Curated Food Apps
The Hotsauce App Spices Up Your Dining Experience
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Dinner Party Services
Dinner Party Services
Kitchit Offers a Customized Catered Meal and a Personal Chef at Your Home
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Custom Donut Creations
Custom Donut Creations
California Donuts' Latest Service Lets Consumers Design Their Dessert
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Customizable Pizza Kiosks
Customizable Pizza Kiosks
NXT Pizza's Food Kiosk Lets Foodies Personalize Their Order
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Single-Table Restaurants
Single-Table Restaurants
The Pop-Up UNA Restaurant Contains One Table That Seats 12 Guests
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Pop-Up Ramadan Cafes
Pop-Up Ramadan Cafes
Ramadan Garden by Ghaf Kitchen Celebrates the Holy Month
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Self-Service Restaurants
Self-Service Restaurants
This Automated Restaurant Serves Quinoa Bowls Without Waiters or Cashiers
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Customized Candy Studios
Customized Candy Studios
Kit Kat's Custom Chocolate Bar Pop-Up Lets Customers Create new Flavors
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Fresh Food Vending Machines
Fresh Food Vending Machines
Let's Pizza Makes 100 Different Variations from Scratch
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