1. Chipotle: The burrito restaurant's app is free and allows iPhone users to build their burritos, tacos, bowls and more then electronically transmit the order to the restaurant. It'll remember your favorite combinations for quick ordering next time, too.
2. Pizza Hut: This restaurant's app allows users to build and order their pizzas and choose from virtual coupons stored inside a virtual fridge.
3. Urban Spoon: This popular app is built to look like a slot machine. Users shake their phones, the slot machine rolls, and a suggestion for that age-old question —"Where should we eat?" —magically appears.
A GOOD DEAL
Shorty Small's at 12112 W. Maple is offering a special that allows families of four or more to pay $8.95 a person and choose from family-sized portions of four entrees and four sides. The offer also includes a peach cobbler to share. For more information, call 316-773-0900.
It's Endless Shrimp time at Red Lobster , meaning that customers can pay $15.99 and eat various styles of shrimp until they've had their fill. The offer is good until mid-November. Wichita's Red Lobsters are at 555 S. West St. and 333 S. Armour.
Abuelo's at 1413 N. Waterfront Parkway will host teacher appreciation nights from 4 p.m. to close on Tuesday and Wednesday. Each night, the first 250 teachers who visit will receive a special back-to-school survival kit that includes highlighter pens, notepads and other supplies. Teachers also can register for the chance to win a new laptop computer. For more information, call 316-634-2230.
Pizza for a cause
The new Il Vicino at Bradley Fair, which opens to the public on Monday, is putting on a special preview event that will benefit the American Cancer Society. For $25 a person or $40 for a couple, diners can try out the new restaurant from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday or Saturday. The meal includes a salad, entree, dessert and beverage of choice. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 316-265-3400 or visit www.cattlemansballwichita.org. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.