One More Restaurant Review Site?
You may or not have noticed the badges at the bottom of each of my posts. Currently it is Zomato and Tabelog. Prior to Zomato it was Urbanspoon. All of these are Restaurant listing sites that allow people to voice their opinion and write reviews. They differ from Yelp in that a Blogger has the opportunity to link their posts to the site.
Urbanspoon was started in Seattle and eventually it spread around the world. Last year it was bought out by Zomato ,an India based venture. Admittedly it was a little rough getting used to it but I thought it was something I could get used to. I do know that part of Zomato’s appeal was their willingness to visit businesses in person to obtain their pertinent information. Gradually they ended the personal trips and started relying on Email. A few weeks ago they laid off all of their US employees. Now all inquiries go to India. Hardly the personal touch.
Tabelog is a smaller version of Zomato. It is headquartered in Japan. It has “1 -11 employees” in NYC. I tried to link up 2 of my older posts to their site with no success. I was informed it would take 1 to 3 days. It has been 8. I also linked my most recent post to Tabelog as well as Zomato.
So I am thinking that any site that wants to list Hoosier restaurants and allow diners to write reviews should have a presence in Indianapolis.
So I am in the very preliminary steps of determining if it is possible for me and my resources to develop a site like the old Urbanspoon. Like Zomato. Like Tabelog.
So I need some comments. Something simple. What would be a good name for it. That’s it. A restaurant site for reviewers and bloggers to write about Indianapolis restaurants. Sourced in Indianapolis and staffed by folks here. Any help would be appreciated.