MONTREAL, May 11 2016 /CNW Telbec/- RestoMontreal, the city's online restaurant guide, is launching a free mobile app making it even easier for food lovers to find establishments of all kinds with their smartphone. To mark the occasion, this local business is organizing La Fête des restos, an event focused on giving back to the community, including a foodie benefit evening.
1 download = 6 meals for people in need
From May 20 to 27 2016, every time someone downloads the free RestoMontreal app (iOS or Android) $2 will be donated to the Food Banks of Quebec network. This amount enables community organizations in this province to hand out enough food to prepare six meals.
A unique gastronomic evening
"La Fête des restos aims to give to people in need, as well as celebrate our city's rich food culture," says Anthony Mustillo, director and co-founder of RestoMontreal. "We hope Montrealers will discover great restaurants by using our app. We also invite them to a benefit evening where various establishments, including several members of our website, will be serving their specialties."
On Monday, May 30, from 6 to 10:30 pm, attendees at this unique event will sample fare prepared by 11 establishments gathered at Terrasses Bonsecours, in Montreal's Old Port: Mercuri, Pintxo, Rib' n Reef, Bitoque, Diablos BBQ Smokehouse, Ikanos, Lola Rosa, Rasoi, Taste Italy, Heavenly Taste and Terrasses Bonsecours. A welcome cocktail will also be served.
Only 250 tickets are available, priced at $30 each on the Eventbrite website. Profits will be donated to the Food Banks of Quebec.
RestoMontreal (restomontreal.ca) is the ultimate restaurant search website for Greater Montreal. Since its launch in 2004, it has become a leader in the Quebec market, a favourite of locals and foodie tourists alike. With a few clicks, it gives users access to detailed information on a variety of establishments, including their menus, customer reviews, promotions, as well as pictures and videos. RestoMontreal is a division of Mitopa Inc., a homegrown company founded by Michael Mustillo, Anthony Mustillo and Pasquale Carnevale.
- The RestoMontreal website lists more than 6,500 restaurants.
- 6.5 million people visited the site last year.
- On average, 24,000 users visit the site daily. Fridays and Saturdays, this figure rises to 35,000.
- LibroReserve, a system launched 1 ½ years ago by RestoMontreal and its partners in Quebec City, is used to make over 30,000 reservations (for about 170,000 diners) every month in 400 participating establishments.
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For further information: Stephanie Poitras, communications, media relations coordinator, RestoMontreal, 438-888-4030 or 1 888 908-4431, ext. 3, [email protected]