Taste of Randolph Festival Partners with Nomwell App to Turn Weekend Visitors into Long-term Restaurant Patrons

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Restaurant app offers attendees of major Chicago festival a simple way to remember participating restaurants and where to find their brick-and-mortar locations afterwards.

The Taste of Randolph, a leading annual Chicago celebration named Chicago Magazine’s #1 summer festival, is partnering with Nomwell, a mobile app for organizing and sharing one’s favorite restaurants. Nomwell is offering festival-goers a simple way to remember participating restaurants and where to find their brick-and-mortar shops for the same great food after the festival. Addressing the potential problem of thousands of visitors trying and loving the festival's food but forgetting the restaurants' names and permanent locations, Nomwell's free, mapped list of restaurants ensures that these West Loop favorites will be remembered and frequented later.

The Taste of Randolph’s restaurant list, which can be viewed on any browser at http://bit.ly/tors-nomwell, includes the twenty featured restaurants and commentary on each from its chef and the festival’s organizer, the West Loop Community Organization. Users of Nomwell can then save the list to the app, where they can map the restaurants, add select spots to their to-do lists, and keep track of which restaurants they tried during the festival (and how much they liked them).

"We believe Nomwell will be a great solution for participating restaurants as well as attendees. Restaurants are able to promote not only their food, but drive repeat business at their physical locations in the West Loop. Festival-goers are also able to track and share their favorites from the event," says Carla Agostinelli, Director of the West Loop Community Organization.

"We're excited to partner with the West Loop Community Organization on the Taste of Randolph," says Ryan Mattison, CEO of Nomwell. "One of Nomwell's best features is the ability to make and share lists of restaurants. Taste of Randolph is a perfect application of this, offering festival visitors a downloadable list that they can reference long after the festival ends. Many visitors would otherwise try committing the restaurants to memory, only to have those names slip away later. With the list saved in Nomwell, visitors not only will remember these places, but can map, rate, share, and check them off."

The Nomwell list of restaurants participating in the Taste of Randolph festival can be viewed and downloaded at http://bit.ly/tors-nomwell.

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About Taste of Randolph
Now in its 20th year, the Taste of Randolph festival is one of the city's leading annual celebrations. This three-day, cross-cultural festival is a mix of extraordinary food from Chicago's very own Restaurant Row, diverse musical performances, and brilliant artisans. With food booths from twenty local restaurants and three eclectic performance stages, Taste of Randolph offers something for everyone. The festival takes place June 17-19, 2016 in the West Loop. See more information at http://www.tasterandolph.com/.

About Nomwell
Nomwell (as in “nom nom nom”) is a free mobile app for remembering restaurant recommendations and organizing one’s favorite places into shareable lists. A user with an existing list of restaurants in a notes app or spreadsheet can auto-import the list into Nomwell. See more information at http://www.nomwell.co/.

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