BlackboardEats.com: New website brings you L.A. restaurant deals
Besides giving you background and information on a particular restaurant and a regular rundown of deals around town, the website (subscription is free) offers you the option of signing up to get a discount at different restaurants. For example, you can sign up to receive 30% off your next bill at Akasha.
Specials like that are available for only 24 hours, so you've got the rest of the night to sign up for the Akasha deal. Once you do, an e-mail is sent to you with a pass code that you then give to the restaurant upon arrival. You can only use your pass code for a particular restaurant once, and once you receive it you've got 30 days to use it.
It will be interesting to find out how well this works as time passes. It seems like a great way to get people to visit your restaurant for the first time. Kind of like Restaurant Week all year long.
-- Jessica Gelt
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