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'IM starving'

Restaurants explore a way to let customers message orders

Angora Cafe in Boston says it typically receives three orders through instant messaging a night. Angora Cafe in Boston says it typically receives three orders through instant messaging a night. (Globe Staff Photo / Matthew J. Lee)
By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / February 3, 2007

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When a local pizzeria put Keith Nowak on hold on a busy weekday night two years ago, the Boston University junior instant messaged his friends, made plans to meet up later, and developed a business idea inspired by his growling stomach. (Full article: 931 words)

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