A startup that combines finance and restaurants–New Yorkers should love this.
Bundle is a money management tool similar to Mint.com and backed by Citi, Microsoft and Morningstar. Today the company introduced a few new tools to its suite, including the Restaurant Recommender.
Instead of basing its ratings on user votes and reviews, the recommender looks at where people actually eat and how much they actually spend. The idea is that you may go to a restaurant once and give it a five-star review, but you reveal your real preferences when you go to a restaurant again and again, and when you spend a lot of money there.
The recommender also shows which restaurants inspire the most loyalty in your income bracket, and it can tell you the average spending in those restaurants based on credit card and Citibank data. Fun fact: The site says New Yorkers spend less than $10 a day, or $287 per month, eating out.
Bundle’s Restaurant Recommender is available right now for Los Angeles and New York.
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