Foodie Registry Announces Partnership With Cohn Restaurant Group, Launches In San Diego

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Foodie Registry (http://www.FoodieRegistry.com), launches service in San Diego, their fifth US market, and announces a strategic partnership with San Diego's Cohn Restaurant Group.

Foodie Registry (http://www.FoodieRegistry.com), the innovative wedding registry for dining experience gifts, announces a partnership with San Diego’s Cohn Restaurant Group, and also announces the launch of service in San Diego.

Foodie Registry is used by wedding couples in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Denver, and now San Diego as an alternative to the traditional department store registry. Due to the trend toward later-in-life marriages and a focus on the value of experiences over material items, many modern wedding couples already have most of the kitchen gadgets commonly given as wedding gifts and increasingly request gifts that help the couple make memories together. Foodie Registry hopes to help them do just that, by giving couples the ability to register for gift certificates for restaurants and other food related experiences or, as the company is fond of saying, date nights!

“We’re very excited to have such a well known and beloved restaurant partner to launch San Diego with,” says Foodie Registry co-founder Ben Reid. “Cohn Restaurant Group is widely known by San Diegans, and now San Diego wedding couples can add them to their gift registry on Foodie Registry.”

Cohn Restaurant Group restaurants in the San Diego area available as gifts on Foodie Registry include 333 Pacific, Blue Point Coastal Cuisine, Bo-Beau Kitchen + Bar, Corvette Diner, Gaslamp Strip Club – A Steak Place, Indigo Grill, Island Prime & C Level, La Jolla Strip Club – A Steak Place, and The Prado at Balboa Park. Foodie Registry also features Cohn Restaurant Group’s Pineapple Grill at the Kapalua Resort in Maui, HI.

Reid and his wife Jennifer created Foodie Registry after eschewing the traditional registry at their own wedding in 2008 and creating a “restaurant registry” instead. The registry was a huge hit with guests, and Foodie Registry was born.

Foodie Registry is free and functions just like a normal registry, except the gifts are gift certificates to restaurants or other dining-related experiences. Gift purchasers can view their friends’ registry and purchase a gift certificate for them right from the site, with zero fees to either registrants or purchasers, a key distinction from other popular alternative registries like “Honeymoon” or “Cash” registries.

Foodie Registry’s plans to significantly increase the number of San Diego area gift options offered over the coming months and encourages interested restaurants and providers of unique dining experiences to contact them at 877-534-5244 or sales(at)foodieregistry(dot)com.

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ABOUT FOODIE REGISTRY: Foodie Registry was founded in 2010 and operates an innovative online wedding registry for restaurant gift certificates. The company was created after Jennifer and Ben Reid were pressured to register for things for their own wedding that they didn’t need or want and, in a fit of inspiration and rebellion, instead sent out a list of restaurants they loved or wanted to try. The list was a smashing success, Jennifer and Ben had “Friday night date-nights” for months, guests were excited to give the newlyweds a romantic meal out together as opposed to something that gathered dust on a shelf, and Foodie Registry was born. For further information, contact the company at 877-534-5244.

ABOUT COHN RESTAURANT GROUP: Over the past 28 years, David and Lesley Cohn have brought dining to a new level as the premier hospitality collective in San Diego. Beginning with one small diner in 1981, Cohn Restaurant Group now owns and operates 12 restaurants within the San Diego area and 2 locations in Maui. Venues include Corvette Diner, BO-beau kitchen + bar, Blue Point Coastal Cuisine, The Prado at Balboa Park, Indigo Grill, Gaslamp Strip Club, La Jolla Strip Club, 333 Pacific, Island Prime, and Pineapple Grill. While each restaurant varies wildly in terms of cuisine, ambiance and design aesthetic, they all share the same philosophy--they are “obsessed with hospitality.” Each restaurant has gained respect through numerous awards and accolades, including multiple San Diego Gold Medallion Awards, Restaurateur of the Year, Gaslamp Quarter Association Lamplighter Awards, and various honors from local publications and philanthropic organizations. Believing in the importance of giving back to the community, David and Lesley have been recognized for their strong community and industry support, including the Gaslamp Quarter Historic Association “Vision Award”, the San Diego Press Club’s “Entrepreneurs of the Year” Award, the San Diego City Schools for exemplary Support and Commitment to Partnerships in Education and the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Market Place Ethics. The Cohns’ aspirations continue to fuel new and bigger endeavors and they have recently introduced a line of food trucks including Chop Sooey and Ms. Patty Melt, bringing delicious creations and culinary inspiration to neighborhoods across San Diego. For more information about Cohn Restaurant Group please visit http://www.dinecrg.com or call 619-236-1299.

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