Tag: Yelp

Priceline to Buy OpenTable for $2.6 Billion, Here’s Everything You Need to Know

June 13, 2014 // 4:29 pm

With companies snatching each other up in hopes of conquering the hospitality industry, the trend continues with Priceline’s acquisition of OpenTable for $2.6 billion in cash. This marks the travel booking site’s first venture into the restaurant reservations business, roping it into its collection of other brands including Booking.com…

The Magic Restroom Cafe Officially Out of Order After Eight Months

May 31, 2014 // 4:25 pm

America’s first toilet themed restaurant has officially crapped out. The Magic Restroom Cafe known for its unique bathroom themed interior has shut its doors. With menu items such as the Bloody Number Two (strawberry sundae) diners must have been just too creeped out by the cafe’s toilet humor. If…

Yelp Launches New, Mostly-Free Online Reservation Service for Businesses

May 13, 2014 // 2:16 pm

Yelp already lets restaurants take reservations from their Yelp listing page using third party booking apps such as Open Table, and last year, the crowdsourced review giant acquired its own reservation tool in the form of SeatMe.

Starting today, however, Yelp is making moves to better monopolize the whole…

Get Your Doughnut Fix in Any City With Doughbot App

April 19, 2014 // 4:11 pm

Doughnuts have gotten pretty fancy in the last few years. No longer are we limited to plain ol’ long johns, crullers, and glaze. Now we have gourmet concoctions like the white truffle doughnut or pastry mashups like the cronut taking over the doughnut game. With all these…

View Yelp’s 100 Most Popular Restaurants, You’ll Be Surprised What Tiny Shack Tops the List

February 28, 2014 // 1:09 pm

Say what you will about Yelp (psst: here and here), there’s no denying that the review site has become our go-to source for opinions on local eats. Now, the company has released its own ranking of the top 100 places to “try-before-you-die” based on information gathered from millions of…

Yelp Gets New Food Porn-Friendly Interface

February 18, 2014 // 8:26 am

Looking to create a more community appreciative environment, Yelp revealed that their new interface will become more photo-centric. Using popular pictures taken by Yelp users, the new design highlights six large thumbnails of photos taken at the location at the very top of each business’ page.

Now replacing the…

Yelp Announces New Supergroup Level that Surpasses Gold Elite

February 14, 2014 // 11:00 am

Are you stoked you’re finally a Yelp Elite after being 98 reviews and 896 photos deep? Well, let me ungraciously burst your bubble.

Yelp selected 11 of their most “exceptional Yelp Elite members” to take a spot on their new Advisory Council For Really Outstanding National Yelp Members, or, er, ACRONYNM for…

Yelpers Troll Homophobic Restaurant Owner and Call Bar the ‘Best Gay Club’ Ever

February 10, 2014 // 3:57 pm

Gary James, owner of Gary’s Chicaros in Enid Oklahoma, will boast that his business has been around for more than four decades. However, a social media shitstorm hit when he told a local news station last week that he could “spot a freak or a faggot,” adding…

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