New Dining App Caters to Canadian Business Travellers

Posted by Taryn McMillan

Finding a good meal in an unfamiliar city can be hard to do.

That’s why Force Grind and 10 renowned food experts from across the country have created a new dining app for business travellers, called Eat Canada: Dining in Downtown Canada.

The iOS app contains reviews and detailed information of over 200 restaurants across 11 major Canadian cities coast to coast. The content was created by some of Canada’s best restaurant critics who appear regularly in publications such as La Presse, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.

Each of the critics has selected and reviewed 15 different restaurants and 5 beverage spots from the city they reside in.

The app allows users to sort Canadian restaurants by location, price range, outdoor seating, alcoholic beverages, and credit cards. There are dining recommendations for specific budgets, as well as contact information for each venue. The app can display a restaurant based on your location, and contains a map with detailed directions on how to get there.  

Another unique feature is the ability to record notes. Once you’ve dined at a restaurant you like, you can record details about favourite dishes, and keep track of which venues you’ve visited in specific cities.

Perhaps the biggest perk of the Eat Canada app is that its authors have actually dined at the restaurants they recommend. Users can rest easy knowing that the reviews are based on authentic dining experiences. The app provides different options for specific meal types, from breakfast to after-work drinks.  If possible, it also tries to recommend dining venues near the downtown core.  

For business travellers looking for a place to dine, there’s currently no shortage of restaurant apps on the Canadian market. Air Canada’s enRoute magazine recently released the enRoute Eats app, which features reviews of over 250 restaurants across the country. Another popular app for tourists and business travellers is the Eat St. app, based on Food Network Canada’s popular show. Using an interactive map, Eat St. locates local food carts and recommends regional delicacies for specific cities throughout the country.

Force Grind, the company behind Eat Canada: Dining in Downtown Canada, is itself responsible for two other popular dining apps: Cheap Eats and Calgary Eats. The apps are based on CBC Restaurant Critic John Gilchrist’s dining recommendations, and contain directories of local eateries based on price and cuisine style. For the Canadian road warrior, all three of Force Grind’s mobile products are available now via the App Store.

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Taryn McMillan

Taryn McMillan

Taryn is a writer, educator, and doctoral student from Mississauga, Ontario. When she's not writing about technology, she is studying early modern history or playing and reviewing video games. Taryn has a B.A. in History and Theatre from York University and an M.A. in History from McMaster University. more



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