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Restaurants are a tough sell for tech start-ups

Anyone who eats at restaurants regularly expects to encounter certain frustrations: the endless waiting list, the server who seems unmotivated by the prospect of a good tip, and the aggravating wait for your credit card to be returned before you can rush off to a movie.

Entrepreneurs experience those same things and, over the past few years, they’ve been starting enough companies to fill a Cheesecake Factory menu, each trying to eradicate some of the irritations.

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