Tuesday December 6, 2011
NEW YORK CITY - (December 6, 2011) - BiteHunter, the first real-time search engine for dining deals, and LocalEats, a top-selling travel app dedicated to helping diners find the best locally owned restaurants in America, announced an official partnership today. The partnership integrates the two mobile apps' content to bring users a curated guide to the top locally owned restaurants with the best dining deals in real-time.
BiteHunter and LocalEats marry up content from each mobile app - dining deal information and curated local restaurant guide - to deliver the best possible prices at the best restaurants in America. Both apps solve problems in the marketplace, whether that be allowing for consumers to find available deals without registering for daily deal emails and newsletters, or allowing business travelers to find the best eats no matter where they are. Featuring more than 15,000 restaurants in more than 50 markets across the US, LocalEats can now pair up carefully chosen restaurants with the best dining deals.
"We've been looking forward to this partnership with LocalEats because we both have a vision of bringing the best of the best to our users," said Gil Harel, CEO & co-founder of BiteHunter. "LocalEats is a top dining and travel app, and each of our content can only benefit our users. This new integration will take each app above and beyond others on the market."
LocalEats app users will see BiteHunter's icon in the restaurant detail page, which reveals available deals at that location. When clicking the deal, they will go directly to the deal source. BiteHunter will provide users LocalEats' restaurant synopsis if a deal is from a LocalEats-selected restaurant, helping them to make better restaurant choices.
"Collaborating with BiteHunter gives LocalEats users an advantage when dining out at LocalEats-selected restaurants," said Shannon Austin, strategic development officer of LocalEats. "Users can check the app at home or on the road and know they're getting the best deal available at that restaurant on that day. BiteHunter is a pioneer in the deal aggregation space, and their intense focus on the dining space mirrors our own. This partnership can only benefit restaurants as more customers discover them and feel confident they're getting a great value for their dining dollar."
Co-founded by Gil Harel and Ido Shillon in 2010, BiteHunter is the first real-time search engine for dining deals. By aggregating deals from thousands of online sources, such as daily deal sites, restaurant web sites, Twitter and Foursquare, BiteHunter provides consumers with a one-stop resource for finding local dining deals. For more information, visit http://www.bitehunter.com.
LocalEats is dedicated to providing the best hand-curated restaurant guide in America. While the company began as Magellan Press, Inc., an independent book publishing company which created a popular dining guide for travelers called Where the Locals Eat, the guide went completely digital in 2008. LocalEats was the top paid dining app in the App Store in 2010, according to iTunes. Today the LocalEats iPhone and iPad apps and website are leading sources for the best regional dining information nationwide. With the inclusion of deal aggregation through its partner BiteHunter, LocalEats is now a one-stop resource for finding the best restaurants in America...at the best possible prices. For more information, visit .