SOURCE: Lunchwalla


March 08, 2010 09:00 ET

Let's Walla -- an Easy Way to Answer "What's for Lunch?"

Lunchwalla Changes Social Planning by Combining Reviews, Reservations, Menus and Local Coupons Into One Site That Lets Friends, Colleagues and Family Vote on Where to Go

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) -

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Lunchwalla today launches its beta Web site and service for the everyday social planning of breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. For all of you facing the daily question of "what's for lunch?", Lunchwalla puts the "social" back into social networking by allowing you to coordinate events at millions of eating and drinking establishments with friends, colleagues and family.

  • Unlike Evite and others planning sites, Lunchwalla combines the best of Yelp reviews, local coupons, menus and OpenTable® reservations into one interactive service for organizing time with friends. 
  • Who said elections were just for politicians? Lunchwalla is the social election of lunch. Let your friends, coworkers and family exercise their right to vote on where they want to go.
  • No more email chains, costly text messages or back-and-forth phone calls - Lunchwalla is the quickest and easiest way to get a group together. You pick the invite list and Lunchwalla provides the reviews, menus, gathers votes, helps you make reservations and reminds you about your plans. To see how easy it is, check out the video at
  • Joining Lunchwalla is free and easy -- create a profile by visiting or through your Facebook account. Visit profiles already created at
  • With a Lunchwalla profile, you can search for restaurants based on your area, save your favorite restaurants for quick access and start planning your next event! You can even post comments on your friends' Lunchwalla profiles, send messages and post photos.
  • Lunchwalla was inspired by a 125-year-old industry. Not too long ago, a group of office executives pondered the most important business decision of everyday: What's for lunch? They wanted to invite their friends and colleagues, so they made calls, sent texts and drafted emails in an effort to coordinate places and times. This proved to be extremely difficult. A well-traveled member of the group recalled his visits to India and the magical dabbawalla or "lunchbox men" that have been efficiently delivering countless lunches daily for over a century. With this thought, they pondered how this could be introduced into modern life across the globe and Lunchwalla was born.
  • Getting away from your desk for lunch is a great way to increase morale, network and boost productivity. Lunchwalla is perfect for scheduling lunch with coworkers, clients and prospects, as well as time with friends.
  • Lunchwalla was created with lunch in mind, but its uses go beyond just day-time eating. You can use Lunchwalla to plan the next girls' night out, game viewing at the local pub, Friday happy hours and that much-needed Mommy time out.
  • Lunchwalla is founded and managed by experienced entrepreneurs: Brian Nugent, co-founder and president, and Steve Watters, chief executive officer, started Vitality Systems, Inc, an animal/veterinary pharmaceutical company, which was sold in June 2008 to Sogeval Labs.

Quote, attributed to Sumit Birla, Chief Walla, CTO and Co-Founder, Lunchwalla
"Every day in offices across the country, people take on the time-consuming task of figuring out their lunch plans. With that in mind, we created Lunchwalla to help people stay social and easily coordinate everyday events by letting the group vote on where to go. Through the voting function and other features, Lunchwalla helps eliminate the time we spend debating on the location so we can spend more time having fun with friends, family and coworkers."

Quote, attributed to Brian Nugent, President and Co-Founder, Lunchwalla
"Today, people stay connected through email, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites. We want to bring back the social part of our lives. Not only does Lunchwalla keep you in contact with your friends, but it helps you schedule actual face-to-face time with them -- whether it's drinks with friends at the latest hot spot or lunch with your boss."

User quote, attributed to Naiden Calintaru, Tampa, FL, Lunchwalla beta user
"I try to have lunch about once a month with my friends but always dread the back-and-forth email chains and indecision. Lunchwalla helps me stay connected by scheduling a night out for dinner or drinks, quickly and easily. I like that we can read reviews and menus, vote on our top pick, and make reservations all from the site. This leaves me plenty of time for other things, like watching the big game on TV."

User Quote, attributed to Rob Marchiafava, Tampa, FL, Lunchwalla beta user
"I'm always on the road meeting with new clients for my job and, therefore, frequently in cities where I am unfamiliar with the restaurant options. I used to waste time searching for a place to schedule my business lunches, but Lunchwalla easily eliminates this headache and has been a great way for me to set up client meetings faster and more professionally. Especially today, when so many people have smartphones, I can quickly send out an invite, get an immediate response and finalize the location to close my next big deal."

About Lunchwalla
Lunchwalla is a social platform for the everyday planning of events, such as breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. Putting the "social" back into social networking, Lunchwalla combines establishment reviews, menus, local coupons and reservations into one site to help you plan everyday events centered on food, drinks and good times in a fun and interactive way. Create a profile today and start getting social by planning your next outing at

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