USA: Food.com Launches Next Version of Website With Daily Publishing of National and Local Food-Related Editorial, New Content Features and Enhanced Dining Guide With Over 400,000 Restaurants Nationwide
"This latest version of our site brings us even closer to our vision of the ultimate Food network. With transactions, media, an aggregated base of 16,000 interactive restaurants, and other food and dining-related services, our reach into this segment has become even more widespread," said Food.com Chairman and CEO Rich Frank. "We've listened closely to our members and to consumers as a whole and this is what they want to see - one place that they can go for anything and everything related to food and dining."
Online Ordering of Restaurant Takeout and Delivery
Food.com's original service, the patented online restaurant meal takeout and delivery service will also be upgraded, according to company officials. With the implementation of an "Auto Login" for Food.com members, consumers will be able to move directly to their "My Food.com" page for quick and easy ordering. Food.com's stable of order-enabled restaurants nationwide continues to grow with 16,000 restaurants currently part of the Food.com network.
The new Food.com Dining Guide includes over 400,000 restaurants nationwide. Visitors to Food.com will be able to search this up-to-date database of restaurants by city and state, cuisine, restaurant name, user-submitted restaurant ratings, online ordering availability, and proximity to a user's address down to 1/8th of a mile. Food.com visitors are able to rate Dining Guide restaurants on a scale of 1-5 for food quality, service, and ambiance. Food.com will also provide maps and directions for all Dining Guide restaurants. Company officials explained that Food.com would continue to add information about restaurants, soon allowing consumers to search by menu items, reservations information, keywords, hours of operation, and entertainment options and amenities.
The latest version of the Food.com website will allow Food.com's in-house editorial team to publish daily local and national news related to food and dining. New and regular features by the editorial department will include the following:
The Food.com Marketplace is a shopping area, offering consumers food-related products from select partners. Gourmet foods, gifts, and other unique items are included to assure users a multitude of choices of rare and extraordinary food-related items. For easy navigation, the Marketplace separates retailers into different categories, including beverages, cookbooks, entertaining, gift baskets, gifts and flowers, gourmet foods, kitchenware, meat and poultry, seafood, specialty foods, and sweets. It regularly promotes special sales and discounts from its featured merchants. Food.com partners process all orders and fulfill delivery of all items from their respective websites.
Food.com is the Internet's food and dining destination. Offering a wide range of services from online ordering of restaurant meals to editorial content about dining and food, Food.com is the one-stop site for consumers interested in anything and everything about food. At the core of Food.com's offerings is the online restaurant meal takeout and delivery service. With over 16,000 restaurants on the service nationwide and 1,000,000 registered members, Food.com is the exclusive takeout and delivery partner of America Online. Food.com also enables consumers to search for information on over 400,000 restaurants across the country with the Food.com Dining Guide, and shop for food-related items from select partners in the Food.com Marketplace. The company's primary initiatives focus on offering a variety of food-related transactions to the consumer, expert food-related editorial, service through any Internet device from personal computers to wireless handhelds and televisions, and business-to-business services for the vast network of Food.com restaurants. Investors in Food.com include Accel Partners, Tribune Ventures, Novell, Liberty Digital, Clear Channel, McDonald's Corporation, Kraft Foods, TV Guide, and Blockbuster, Inc. Food.com can be found on the World Wide Web at www.food.com and can also be contacted at (415) 403-5200.
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