The “behemoth” public corporation with its “quirky, do-no-evil” corporate philosophy has bought “granny’s favorite restaurant guide” Zagat, “the company that invented User Generated Content before their was a management consultancy name for it.”
Faced with a host of online competition, restaurant reviews Bible Zagat relaunched its website today with a host of features to make it more accessible to those without a premium subscription. The upgrades include revamped member profiles complete with badges, new entry points to reviews through updated editors’ blogs and lists and Read More
Ryan Charles is head of mobile at Zagat’s, pushing the mobile app development and partnerships with Foursquare, Foodspotting and Twitter that have earned the company some headlines for thinking outside the book.
He’s also a bit of an app-maker himself. Mr. Charles is launching a new company, called Consmr, which will be Read More
From the Department of the Obvious: Zagat released a new survey focused on the use of technology in restaurants which found that most diners don’t enjoy it when other patrons are talking on their cell phones.
More than 40,000 people rated restaurants for the 2011 Zagat guide to New York, and 64 percent Read More
In a video posted on YouTube, a pretty young woman with long blond tresses twirls in Times Square at night, phone in hand. She’s staring at the screen, which flashes a compass plotted with nearby restaurants. Scores and distances float above a red dot marking a restaurant’s location. She turns: There’s Bond 45! Turns again: Read More
Tim and Nina Zagat have ended efforts to sell their eponymous guide-book business, according to Dealbook this morning. Prospective buyers apparently balked at the $200 million asking price.
“While we considered some very attractive options, given our Company’s strong performance and continued momentum, and in light of the current economic climate, we have Read More
The results of the latest Zagat Survey of New York restaurants are in, with input from a record 34,678 diners, and respondents have issued a resounding mandate to the city’s Health Department: Stay the course!
Asked “Do you think the recent temporary shuttering of some NYC restaurants for health violations is…?” only 15 percent Read More
The cost of the average drink in New York City has soared 7.3 percent to $10.12, according to the 2007/2008 Zagat Survey New York City Nightlife
, released Wednesday.
Perhaps not coincidentally, New Yorkers are cutting back slightly on nights out per week (2.0) and on their nightly drink intake (3.2), compared to years past, the Read More