April2009


Full Version Controversial Burger King Commercial

Posted on April 20th, by Foodio54 in Restaurant News. No Comments

This is only controversial because folks need to lighten up a bit. Hilarious Burger King! Enjoy…


Restaurants Start To Tweet

Posted on April 19th, by Foodio54 in General. No Comments

You’d have to be completely oblivious to the internet to ignore the popularity of the social network Twitter. Just recently CNN and Ashton Kutcher fought it out to see how you could gain 1,000,000 followers (which CNN understandably lost).

Kogi, a small Korean BBQ Taco Truck in Los Angelos has reached international attention for their peculiar way of marketing their food. All they wanted to do was have an easy way to reach out to their customers and so far it has worked out really well for them. They have now over 15,000 followers on their twitter page and those followers lead to dollars.

Kogi is not the first company to take advantage of the free service, but you would be surprised how many large companies who have yet to take advantage of Twitter. Both McDonald’s and Burger King are absent on … Read More »


Tax Day Restaurant Deals

Posted on April 14th, by Foodio54 in Restaurant News. No Comments

Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream – Offering Free Single Scoop Ice Cream on Tax Day.

Cinnabon – Free Cinnabon Bites on Tax Day from 5pm – 8pm.

“At Cinnabon, we believe that Life Needs Frosting,” says Geoff Hill president of Cinnabon. “Everyone deserves to splurge and treat themselves every once in awhile, so we’d love to be the frosting on our guests’ day, particularly on days as painful as Tax Day.”

TGI Friday’s – $5 on meals $15 to $25, $10 Gift card with all meals over $25, and double points for all members of their frequent customer program on Tax Day.

PF Chang’s – 15% off on Tax Day

Taco Del Mar – “Taxes Suck. Tacos Don’t.” Register on www.tacodelmar.com to get a free taco on tax day.

McCormick & Schmick’s – Diners get a $10.40 gift certificate for future use and many $15 and $20 … Read More »


Cleveland to Maine and back in a weekend

Posted on April 7th, by Foodio54 in Development, General. 1 Comment

We’ve been thinking of ways to better explain the difference between a recommendation and a review, and we’ve decided that the best way to do that is by example. In short a review is when you do the work to find a great restaurant by

reading lots of stuff whereas a recommendation is when we do that work for you. Still we needed a grandiose way to demonstrate that point and we think we have it.

This past weekend we needed to test out some of the feasibility of this adventure that will demonstrate the power of recommendations, and so after a day at work and a computer science graduate course, on Friday I set off from Kent Ohio to Houlton Main (the eastern border with Canada). This was a 35 hour / 2000 mile weekend trip that was a test of … Read More »





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