Mobile applications such as Dash, TabbedOut and MyCheck are competing to sign on both restaurants and consumers, but restaurants are waiting for larger consumer bases and consumers want more available restaurants. This vicious cycle leaves the mobile checkout world struggling to catch on in the restaurant industry. “The multi-merchant solutions that involve in-store payment of a tab require lots of technical integrations across a wide variety of merchants and they also require a solid number of enrolled consumers to make it relevant to the merchants,” said Rick Oglesby, senior analyst at Aite Group, Boston. “This makes the multi-merchant solution quite a bit more difficult to get going and it creates a chicken-and-egg scenario,” he said. “It’s not interesting to merchants unless there are consumers using it, and it’s not interesting to consumers unless there are merchants accepting it.” Get the full story at Mobile Commerce Daily