As reported by Springwise.com
Anyone who’s ever taken on the tedious task of tallying up the
office lunch order or asking around to get consensus on which
restaurant to go to or order from is bound to love the simplicity and
convenience of Crazymenu—a new
online venture that provides tools to help friends, colleagues and
officemates efficiently and easily get their lunch plans in order so
they can spend the bulk of their lunch hours actually eating lunch!
As with many other dining websites out there, customers can log on
to search for restaurants in their area or browse menus, coupons or
reviews. But Crazymenu distinguishes itself by featuring a couple of
hot new tools to ease the dining or takeout experience. With
Pick-A-Place, a member can send out restaurant suggestions to a group
of people, who then vote right from their computers, streamlining the
democratic process. The Group Order function lets everyone enter their
customizable orders and then compiles them to be faxed, emailed or
phoned in to the restaurant. Both functions work via email and with
major instant messenger applications. What’s more, restaurant owners
and operators can get in on the action, too, uploading and editing
menus as needed, and replying personally to member reviews. Crazymenu
claims it can boost business orders by as much as 400 percent.
Currently in beta, the site is supported by Google ads, with obvious
potential for restaurateurs, travel agencies and the like to buy ad
space as well.
Crazymenu serves more than a dozen major cities in the United
States, Canada and Europe, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New
York, Chicago, Toronto, London and Paris. While the concept was
designed with lunches in mind, customers can take advantage of these
tools to coordinate any meal or restaurant outing. It’s an idea that’s
likely to be at hit in any city where hungry officemates are scrambling
to make lunch or happy hour plans.