'Wagamama has followed Pizza Hut and launched a new app that lets you order dishes straight from your iPhone.

Supposedly based on the same ordering system as the waiters use in the restaurants (no not drawing numbers on your placemat) the new app lets you select your nearest Wagamama restaurant, place and order and then state a time when its ready to collect.

Rather than go to an ordering house that then in turn sends it to the restaurant in question, Wagamama says the selection is automatically "transmitted straight through to the kitchen".

You can then pay via your phone before running down to the restaurant to no doubt grab your weekly dose of chicken katsu curry.

To download the wagamama app, iphone users can visit the itunes app store and search for "Wagamama".