Forage, Inc. Announces the Forage App, an All New Marketplace Platform for L.A. Restaurants

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The application helps to increase dine in traffic, while encouraging the reduction of single-use packaging used in delivery and take-out orders.

Forage, Inc. announced today the launch of their all new marketplace platform for Los Angeles based restaurants. The application helps restaurants of all kinds get more customers by listing the best of what is happening today to the Forage app users.

Forage is the ‘HotelTonight’ for the restaurant industry. By only listing same-day dine-in deals, reservations, and coupons Forage caters to the large section of diners who make dining decisions the same day, often within only hours of their restaurant visit.

Consumers can explore same-day restaurant deals, promotions, happy hours, coupons, and table reservations via the Forage app. Forage simplifies the dining decision making process and provides a way for restaurant goers to see available deals in the moment. With Forage the deals are different every day, so there is always a reason to check the app daily.

Founder & CEO, Dave Sharrer says, “By choosing to dine-in at a restaurant, a diner can reduce the amount of plastic waste and other non-recycled materials generated when food is packaged for delivery and takeout orders. Forage makes it easy for our users to do more for the environment, save money, be social, and enjoy a hot, fresh meal.”

For restaurant partners, Forage wants to help with improving profit margins for operators and enable them to optimize their business daily. Forage also understands the economics of 3rd party food delivery services, how this has hurt many restaurants, and believes that restaurant operators would rather give 15% off to a customer than 30% to a food delivery service.

As CEO Dave Sharrer says, “Most restaurants didn’t open their doors to be a ghost kitchen. You’ll be hard pressed to find a restaurant who would rather give 30% to GrubHub than a discount or free dessert to a dine-in customer. And don’t forget, restaurants can’t deliver beer, wine, or cocktails, which is vital piece of their operating margins. It’s challenging to own a restaurant these days; rising rents, labor costs, competition, and delivery services costing too much, this is the unfortunate reality and it’s causing a lot of restaurant closures. Forage understands all of this and takes it seriously.”    

How is Forage unique?

  • Same-day only offers, specials, and reservations
  • No additional hardware required for restaurant partners
  • No delivery
  • Encourages expirations for dining reservations

Forage currently has over fifty L.A. based restaurants on the platform, with many more joining daily. The application is live in the Apple App store now. The Android version will be launching soon.

Forage also offers the ForageGM app for restaurants on the platform to quickly activate or deactivate their Forage offers and receive notifications of incoming diners.

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