I have had this idea floating in the back of my mind for quite a while. I once helped out in a restaurant kitchen for a few days (I have no industry experience otherwise). At one point I started to ask the head chef about the business, and one thing that really struck me was that he said there was a lot of demand fluctuation throughout the year. This was a fine dining type of place. He said that during certain times of the year (e.g., September if I remember correctly), they would sometimes just hang around and do nothing, waiting for customers to come in. While at other times, they would be flooded with orders. So, my idea is to create a mobile platform for online food delivery. However, instead of always taking orders, the restaurant would only offer delivery during quiet times, and prices would be lower than on the regular menu. The way I imagine is that the chef could just press a button on his phone to indicate availability, so the users would at any time see what restaurants are available now for taking orders.
Is my idea realistic at all? I have a hard time telling how frequent such idle times occur. I guess this happens mostly at upscale/trendy restaurants. If anyone could provide their insight on this, it would be greatly appreciated.