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New App EatClub Offers Last-Minute Discounts at Some of Brisbane's Best Restaurants

It allows restaurants to offer real-time discounts at specifically slow or off-peak periods.
By Ashleigh Whitehill
October 03, 2018
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New App EatClub Offers Last-Minute Discounts at Some of Brisbane's Best Restaurants

It allows restaurants to offer real-time discounts at specifically slow or off-peak periods.
By Ashleigh Whitehill
October 03, 2018
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Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White needs little introduction – his epic career has seen him work with the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal at renowned restaurants across the world. But the latest project from the Michelin-starred chef isn't in the kitchen, but in the form of an app that allows customers to score meals at some of the city's best restaurants at discounted prices.

After launching in Melbourne last year, EatClub has made its way to Brisbane. It's a new platform that allows restaurants to offer real-time discounts to customers at specifically slow or off-peak periods. So if a restaurant doesn't have many covers for dinner, they can put up four tables and offer, say, 30 percent off to EatClub users that book those tables before 7.30pm.

When you open the app, you're shown a selection of nearby restaurants with live deals on a map or in a list. You can then browse the restaurant's interior, peruse the different deals on offer and even check out the menu before you redeem the deal. It's a first in, best dressed system, so if you see something you want to jump on, best be quick – once a deal has been redeemed, it disappears from the app.

The technology was co-founded by Matt Cantelo, Ben Tyler and Pan Koutlaki (ex-CEO of Foodora) who worked alongside Pierre White. The idea is that it'll encourage people to eat out more on a whim, an activity that has declined noticeably since delivery apps like UberEATS and Deliveroo have risen in popularity.

A heap of Brissie restaurants have already signed up, too, including e'cco Bistro, Salt Meats Cheese, Harajuku Gyoza, Lucky Egg and Fritzenberger. The latter is helping celebrate the app's Brisbane launch, too, by giving away 300 free burgers this Friday, October 5, from 3pm.

To claim your free burg, you just need to download the app, be one of the first 300 people to redeem the offer, then go grab it at the Fritzenberger store — at 52 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane.

To download EatClub, visit the Apple App Store or head to Google Play

Published on October 03, 2018 by Ashleigh Whitehill

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