Google showing menu details and pricing info in restaurant searches

By Himanshu Arora ยท 5 replies
Feb 12, 2014
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  1. While Google still cannot serve food on your table, it can now provide you with menu details and pricing information. According to a SearchEngineLand report, the Mountain View-based company has started showing complete restaurant menus in search results. The still...

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  2. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Pssh im happy if I can even see store hours\phone number
  3. Im happy if I can even find the business/restaurant im looking for in the location using key words like "hardware store" or "Italian restaurant".
  4. I think this feature will lead to a constant headache for consumers and store owners on out-of-date info.

    Fir restaurants you frequent, you hardly need this info. For restaurants you never visit, any single inaccuracy incident of this service will make you doubt its usefulness in the future.

    So any restaurant owner need to make sure online price info (hosted by 3rd party) is correct before changing prices on the real world menu?

    Info collection like this needs human input/update efforts constantly, which by nature of menu item count is way more complicated than the crowd sourcing model by GasBuddy.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    The last time I visited a restaurant it snowed in mid summer so this is one 'feature' I won't be making use of.
  6. not really , digital menus , so auto update there will be .
    I guess it's a bounce for the restaurant to have their menu updated and online .
    they probably like can pay google some money to advertise their events and such for them too , so they really won't need a site .

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