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Update: Urbanspoon and Zagat Partner to Bring Rich Content to Users

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 20:43

SEATTLE, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Urbanspoon, the leading mobile restaurant app, today announced it has signed a deal with Zagat, the original provider of user-generated restaurant content. Through the content partnership, excerpts from over 25,000 trusted Zagat reviews will now be featured prominently on Urbanspoon, giving users even more rich content about local restaurants.


"Our goal at Urbanspoon is to give users, in-depth content to help inform their decision about what restaurants to try and which favorites to keep on their go-to list," said Kara Nortman, general manager, Urbanspoon. "Bringing in content from Zagat, arguably the most famous name in restaurant reviews, adds another layer of trusted insight to help people find the best restaurants in their cities."

Through the partnership, excerpts from Zagat's curated restaurant reviews will run alongside Urbanspoon's leading critic reviews and trusted consumer "likes." Users can access Urbanspoon's complete snapshot of the restaurant that includes general business information, photos of the restaurant or dishes on the menu and related popular blogger posts, in addition to user reviews.

Urbanspoon's mobile app, which features the signature restaurant slot machine shake to help users find a restaurant that fits their needs, recently hit a milestone with one billion shakes. In addition, the app has been downloaded more than 20 million times across mobile platforms.

About Urbanspoon

Urbanspoon is a leading online local restaurant guide, aggregating restaurant reviews from across the Web including newspapers, professional food critics, bloggers and diners. Urbanspoon allows diners to make restaurant reservations through its online booking service, Urbanspoon Rez. In addition, Urbanspoon offers restaurants a complete reservation and table management system built to run on the Apple iPad, Urbanspoon Rezbook. Urbanspoon is a subsidiary of CityGrid Media (, an IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) operating company, and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Media Contact:
Jenny Davis for Urbanspoon
Dotted Line Communications
Phone: 925-935-2558

SOURCE Urbanspoon

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