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CityMint – Order Food From Your BlackBerry In San Francisco

Citymint[1]I just got an email from that they just launched a great service for San Francisco users. It is a mobile website that lets you order food from your BlackBerry. I cant attest to how good it is since I do not live there but I wish would offer the same service. Here is to hoping…

So far CityMint has 80 San Francisco restaurants with more coming. They are planning to branch out to other metro areas in the near future. Hopefully New York is next.

Anybody in San Francisco want to let us know how it works?

From the press release:

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – May 22, 2008) – Diners can now save valuable time when ordering food so they can enjoy more of it eating. CityMint today launched an easy and convenient service for ordering food in advance from a mobile phone or online. Offering interactive “clickable” menus, initially from San Francisco restaurants and cafes, diners can accurately place orders for pickup or delivery at favorite neighborhood haunts — whether it be Mexican, salads, Italian, sushi or other food fare — as well as popular hot spots like Brandy Ho’s, Harvest & Rowe and Bistro Burger.

The CityMint service brings the convenience and speed of online advance ordering to on-the-go consumers for a variety of restaurants by giving them the option to place orders on the PC, or from their phone via text messaging or mobile web. Patrons can even save orders for instant future ordering.

“People are busier today than ever before, and their mobile phone is always along for the ride. Consumers are always on the look out for new additions to their mobile lifestyle,” says Frank Kuo, CityMint cofounder and chief executive officer. “Whether you’re a student, entrepreneur or soccer mom, our service saves you priceless time and hassle when ordering breakfast, lunch and dinner.”

CityMint customers set up an account online to search by cuisine or delivery area and discover new restaurants by browsing interactive restaurant menus. When diners find something they like, they simply click on the food items to place their order in advance from wherever they are. Each order is then delivered to the restaurant and verified with the diner receiving confirmation and approximate time for food pickup or delivery. Payment is automated through the CityMint service, so diners just pick up their food or open the door when it’s delivered. No wait, bother, showing a credit card or breaking change.

Available for all PC and mobile users with text messaging or Web features, CityMint is also optimized for the iPhone, Blackberry and Palm Smartphones with intuitive, easy-to-use Web ordering and search.

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  1. I’m so envious of these numerous and great services you guys get in the U.S. Every now and then Brazilian papers publish articles and statistics about how Brazilians love the Internet and how many people here have computers and mobile devices, but very very few companies or services if any ever leverage that penchant Brazilians have for connectivity.

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