SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Dec. 2, 1998 -- Whether you're looking for a quick snack on the run or a six course, five-star meal, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) today launched a new and improved way to locate restaurants on the Web. A comprehensive guide to dining information, Yahoo! Restaurants (http://restaurants.yahoo.com) provides users with simplified access to restaurant reviews, information, and services for locations throughout the United States. Integrated into Yahoo! Get Local (http://local.yahoo.com) and Yahoo! Yellow Pages (http://yp.yahoo.com), Yahoo! Restaurants is the latest addition to the current suite of local offerings.
"Yahoo! continues to develop and expand its local properties in order to ensure our audience is benefiting from the Web's most robust offerings," said Jean Teather, Local producer at Yahoo!, a leading global Internet media company. "Our newest local area, Yahoo! Restaurants, enables users to make informed choices about what and where they eat by simply selecting a preferred cuisine type or general vicinity. Individuals will be able to access an assortment of restaurant-related information all in one place."
What's for Dinner?
With restaurant reviews and information provided by CuisineNet, Fodor's and Metropolitan Networks, Yahoo! Restaurants brings together a breadth of objective and credible sources to provide the most up-to-date dining information. Users can conveniently browse Yahoo! Restaurants' listings by metropolitan area or city to obtain the information they need. In addition, users can plan a full night out on the town by locating nearby bars and clubs, cafes, movie theatres, and event show times. Red Lobster, the largest full-service dinner house chain and leading seafood company in North America, will serve as one of the major advertisers on Yahoo! Restaurants.
Each restaurant listing delivers a wealth of related information to users, including restaurant descriptions, addresses and phone numbers for reservations, price range, credit card information, and hours of operation. Users can even get online maps and driving directions through Yahoo! Maps (http://maps.yahoo.com).
With the introduction of Yahoo! Restaurants, Yahoo! continues to expand and enhance the network of properties that deliver local information to users. Yahoo! Lodging and Yahoo! Local Events are currently featured on Yahoo! Get Local (http://local.yahoo.com), Yahoo!'s comprehensive resource for information on all 50 states, 211 metropolitan areas and more than 30,000 counties and cities in the United States.
Yahoo! Inc. is a global Internet media company that offers a branded network of comprehensive information, communication and shopping services to millions of users daily. As the first online navigational guide to the Web, www.yahoo.com is the single largest guide in terms of traffic, advertising, household and business user reach, and is one of the most recognized brands associated with the Internet. The company has 15 international Web properties outside the United States. Yahoo! has offices in Europe, the Asia Pacific and Canada and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif.