Spotluck officially launched in Philadelphia earlier this month, marking the dining app’s first major expansion outside of the Washington, DC area. Eighty-five of the city’s local restaurants are on board for the launch, spanning seven neighborhoods across the city. Spotluck also works with nearly 400 restaurants in and around Washington, DC.
Popular restaurants such as Lolita, Vesper, Jake’s Sandwich Board, Birra and Founding Fathers have joined the Spotluck network, along with 80 other local restaurants throughout the following neighborhood “hubs”: Old City, Center City, Rittenhouse, South St., Graduate Hospital, East Passyunk and Manayunk. Additional restaurants and hubs will be added in the coming weeks.
“The community has already been incredibly supportive, from the local restaurants, to the local media, to the rapidly growing user base. Philadelphia’s local restaurants have a unique charm like no other city in the world, and we’re thrilled to highlight them on Spotluck’s platform,” said Cherian Thomas, Spotluck CEO.
Spotluck works on a simple premise – local restaurants thrive when collaborating as a neighborhood. On the app, these restaurants fluctuate their prices by offering “smart” discounts ranging from 10%-30% to attract customers during slower times. Additionally, Spotluck gives users a daily spin to win bonus savings, and the restaurants all throw their name in the hat to be landed upon. It’s food, fun, and local.
We were honored to be invited to the Spotluck launch party at Vesper on Wednesday, June 22nd.
Marilyn Johnson (Philly Grub) and Cherryl Lemi-Gutierrez (Travel with Chef Cherryl) at Spotluck Launch party [photo by HughE Dillon for Philly Metro]
Looking forward to using the app and saving money on meals at Philadelphia restaurants. Download it and let us know what you think!