CurEat – the restaurant app introduced in 2017 – founder Steve Mangano encouraged food aficionados of Greater Philadelphia to share positive restaurant recommendations if they wish to keep those restaurants in business.
While explaining the positive intentions behind the CurEat App, which allows the app’s users to create, share and explore lists and photos of their favorite restaurants , Mangano explained how the app’s approach to restaurant discovery is meant to benefit independent restaurants throughout the U.S.
“The place that’s doing a bad job, they’ll take care of themselves,” said Mangano. “They’ll go out of business by themselves. They don’t need your help. What does need your help are all the great places that you love. This app gives them two or three more covers a night, and that’s the difference between them making a profit or not.”
Wilson expressed his appreciation for the practical application of the CurEat app, identifying how it matches his real-life experience of telling people his favorite local restaurants during his evening commute on the bus in Philadelphia.
“What I love about your app is its positivity,” remarked Wilson “We always bash Yelp on this show. Basically, what Steve is doing, is he’s saying ‘Hey, let’s create a community, and if [my co-host] Jim Hasson loves a certain type of pizza, he’ll share it with his community.’”
Mangano further identified how the methodology behind the app is based in how people typically interact in the real world when suggesting restaurants to one another. For example when a friend tells you they are visiting Philadelphia and looking for a restaurant recommendation, you most likely share a short list of your favorites.
“You’re not texting him a list of all of those restaurants and the reviews,” explained Mangano. “Most of that’s extraneous. What I want to know is that three of my friends like that place and a chef that’s fairly good likes it. Then I’m going to go eat there.”
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CurEat – the national restaurant finding app known for its positive perspective – provides access to trustworthy, curated lists of award-winning, independent restaurants in over 60 cities across the United States. Users have the unique opportunity to tap into restaurant recommendations from chefs and other food and beverage professionals – or CurEaters – and are empowered to create and share their own restaurant recommendations through lists. CurEaters in the app include James Beard Foundation award-winning Chef Ashley Christensen, Michelin-starred Dominique Crenn and legendary Chef Rick Bayless, to name a few. Men’s Health, Food & Wine Magazine and more have spotlighted CurEat as one of the industry’s most innovative new apps. CurEat, a free app available to both Apple and Android users, launched in 2017. CurEat 2.0 launched in September 2019 for iO2 users. Download CurEat at www.CurEatApp.com and follow @CurEatApp.