Zagat and Foodspotting Announce Partnership Allowing Diners to See Their Bites With Bytes

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Zagat Survey, the world's leading provider of consumer generated survey information, and Foodspotting, a site where members share photos of restaurant dishes, today announced a digital partnership.  Forthcoming versions of Zagat's mobile applications will offer users access to thousands of Foodspotting photos of dishes at Zagat Rated restaurants nationwide.

"Our goal is to help users make smart dining decisions," said Nina Zagat, Co-Founder, Zagat Survey. "In our most recent New York City survey, 85% of respondents said that they look at a restaurant's menu before going.  By providing users with Foodspotting photos on their mobile devices, we'll be giving them a chance to actually see the food as well. "

Foodspotting's online and mobile users will be able to earn a Zagat Badge by adding photos of their favorite dishes from Zagat Rated restaurants in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York or San Francisco.

Alexa Andrzejewski, CEO and Co-founder of Foodspotting stated, "We're excited to have Zagat be the first partner to leverage Foodspotting data to enhance their restaurant listings. By integrating Foodspotting photos, the Zagat apps will not only be a great resource for helping people decide where to eat, but they'll also help you decide what to eat once you're there."

About Zagat Survey, LLC

Known as the "wildly popular" "burgundy bible", Zagat Survey is the world's most trusted source for consumer generated survey information. With a worldwide network of surveyors, Zagat rates and reviews restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies, music, golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment categories and is lauded as the "most up-to-date", "comprehensive" and "reliable" guide, published on all platforms. Zagat content is available to consumers wherever and whenever they need it: on ZAGAT.com, ZAGAT.mobi, ZAGAT TO GO for smartphones and in book form.

About Foodspotting

Foodspotting is an investor-backed startup that enables people to stumble upon good things in the world around them. The Foodspotting website and mobile apps make it easy to find and share food recommendations: Instead of reading and writing restaurant reviews, you can share photos of specific foods you recommend and see what's good around you wherever you go. Foodspotting has received attention from The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Techcrunch and been named a "Top Travel Application" by Travel + Leisure magazine. Since launching in January 2010, over 100,000 foods have been spotted around the world by over 120,000 app users.

Contact: Nick Sampogna, nsampogna@zagat.com, 212-404-6417

Melle Hock, melle.hock@edelman.com, 212-642-7793

SOURCE Zagat Survey, LLC



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