YoBelly, a free-to-download app for hungry bellies, is answering the question “Where should we eat?” once and for all. Leveraging individuals’ specific food preferences and their locations, the newly launched app assigns each user a personal “food zodiac” to guide them in their dining adventures. Pooling from over 60 different cuisines and millions of menu items from top restaurants nationwide, YoBelly is tastefully aligning patrons with their ideal restaurant dishes. Consider it the new matchmaking app leading to thousands of happy unions (between dish and belly, that is).”
After downloading the YoBelly app to any Android or iPhone, users will be asked a series of detailed questions pertaining to their food habits and taste. Once the survey is completed, individuals will be assigned a “food zodiac” or avatar, such as a bear, lion, or gazelle. Users will then be sent YoBelly dish recommendations from a diverse selection of restaurants selected specifically for their avatar.
“Whether you have a restrictive diet that omits dairy or gluten, or whether you are simply a meat and potatoes type of person, I think we can all agree: eating is personal,” says Herman Spencer, Founder of YoBelly. “We wanted to create a more streamlined system for finding the right meal when dining out, something less tedious than combing through thousands of search results and reviews. Reviews selected for you on YoBelly are from individuals with your same food zodiac. After all, why would a ‘lion’ care what a ‘gazelle’ thinks of a BBQ joint?”
What’s more, YoBelly is going beyond the obvious menu items for a given food zodiac and expanding users’ culinary horizons by recommending more adventurous palette-pleasing dishes as well. So, what happens when a gazelle and bear make lunch plans? YoBelly caters to group settings too. Users can create “Eatvents” where, based on food zodiacs and individuals’ locations, YoBelly will select the best restaurant choices for the entire group.
“Not only is YoBelly a recipe for absolute dining satisfaction, but it is also an amazing asset for any restaurateur looking to expand their business and learn more about their patrons. That’s because YoBelly is like free marketing,” says Spencer. “After signing up, each restaurant dish will be classified using 100 data points from areas as broad as cuisine type to as detailed as a dish’s texture. Using this information, YoBelly recommends your restaurant to the patrons that are sure to enjoy it most.”
If the way to a heart truly is through the stomach, YoBelly’s breakthrough dish-to-belly matchmaking system is sure to enter the hearts of millions of restaurants and patrons across the country.