and, Inc. jointly announced that merger negotiations have ended. The two companies will continue operating as separate entities.

“Our negotiations with RestaurantRow have always been amicable and we wish them the best of luck with their businesses,” said CEO Gerald Chase.

Citing timing and market conditions, both parties recognized that the merger would not be in the interests of either company. However, the two companies are continuing to explore options to work collaboratively on future projects and business opportunities.

“ is a solid company and we tried very hard to make the merger work. We look forward to continue servicing as a customer and look forward to opportunities with them down the road,” said CEO Jim Gurfein.


As a leading source of restaurant information nationwide, is changing the way restaurants, their guests, foodservice manufacturers — and Internet-related companies — interact and share information. As a result of compiling its unparalleled database of restaurant profiles and menus, can identify never-before-available marketing and menu trend information for the foodservice industry, including such leading manufacturers as Tyson Foods and J.R. Simplot. Through its Web site, enables consumers to find restaurants that match their specific tastes. also licenses its content and data to Internet portals, digital mapping services, ISPs and WAP providers. is a global, privately held company headquartered in the United States. Visit

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About, Inc. operates one of the highest trafficked online and handheld/wireless destination for restaurant information and services. Through the main site and numerous co-branded sites, provides restaurateurs, and the foodservice and hospitality industry with the best marketing vehicle to reach the greatest amount of people. Consumers can access proprietary content such as menus, wine lists, visitor reviews, digital images, maps and driving directions, as well as make restaurant reservations worldwide. has strategic alliances with companies that include Lycos, CNBC, Sabre, AvantGo, Nation’s Restaurant News, LookSmart, Metro One Telecommunications, GoAmerica, Granite Broadcasting, Citadel Communications, Giant Bear, and LiveMind. Visit