May 01, 2008 12:39 ET

Restaurantica Tops 90,000 Dining Reviews for Mother's Day

Restaurantica recently made feature enhancements to its review site and also reached 90,000 restaurant reviews throughout Canada and the US.

GUELPH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - Restaurantica, a leading restaurant review website, announces today an upgrade to their system and that it has surpassed 90,000 reviews. The improved website includes a new look, websites have been added to restaurant listings and the ability to make online reservations to over 7000 restaurants.

"We are also really excited about the growth which Restaurantica has seen and that we have also changed our RestaurantRank(TM) algorithm," states Lance Mohring, President of Restaurantica. "We changed the way we rank restaurants based on feedback from members. This secret-sauce so to speak now considers factors beyond just what the reviewers ate and how they scored the service. This makes anyone searching for places to eat on Mother's Day able to find ratings and search results that are much more reliable and trustworthy."

Restaurantica currently lists over 390,000 restaurants throughout Canada and the United States, making it one of the most comprehensive, accurate and popular food review destinations. Currently searchers can find basic contact information of restaurants such as addresses and phone numbers, a map to get directions, the restaurant's website to learn more and they can also read unbiased reviews by registered members and anonymous diners alike. "Since Mother's Day is considered the busiest time for restaurants, we could be well above the 100,000 review mark by the end of May", adds Mohring.

With 10,000 members, advanced restaurant search function and reviews submitted both by registered members and anonymous diners, Restaurantica attributes its growth to continuing to stay true to its core; serving candid local restaurant reviews. By letting the public give their own restaurant recommendations, they're publishing their own dining guide.

In the next few months Restaurantica will launch a restaurateur program so restaurant owners can add more information such as pictures, a description, menus and parking information. Also, with features like premium placement and showcasing favorable reviews, restaurateurs will be able to better connect with potential customers. Currently restaurant owners can add, verify and update their listing information including their website by contacting us directly. For more information, visit or email Christa Roettele at

About Restaurantica

Restaurantica is a restaurant directory and an honest forum for real diners (Restauranticans) to research, rant and rave. Restaurantica started in 2003 with one guy and a computer. In just 5 years, it has grown to a vibrant restaurant review community featuring thousands of reviews and over 390,000 North American restaurant listings. Diners visit Restaurantica to research specific information such as maps and phone numbers of local eateries and to read (and then later submit) local reviews.

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