On ABC7 News: Spotluck App Sweeps the DC Dining Scene
Figuring out where to eat is about to get easier thanks to Spotluck. ABC7 News and NewsChannel 8’s Sam Sweeney explains how the new dining app matches you with locally-owned restaurants and saves you up to 35 percent on your next meal.
“We have full-fledged belief that we’re going to change the way people dine locally,” says Spotluck Co-Founder and CEO Cherian Thomas. The idea is catching on. More than 50,000 diners are Spotlucking and saving due to the app’s yield management approach. Discounts fluctuate depending on the day, time, weather and other factors that affect restaurant traffic. You shouldn’t have to pay the same price for a meal on a rainy Tuesday afternoon as you do on a busy Friday night.
Here’s how diners save: You get one spin a day at one of the many hubs in Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia. Each hub has its own wheel to spin, filled with a carefully-curated selection of the best, foodie-approved restaurants in the area. Wherever the wheel lands is where you get the maximum discount, which can be be up to 35 percent off your food and drink bill. Even if you don’t lock-in the maximum discount, you’ll always get 10 percent off at any other restaurant in the hub.
Getting started is easy. Download the app, pick a hub, take a spin, and watch your savings stack up.
Watch the full story on ABC7 News above and NewsChannel 8 below.