Whether your stomach is grumbling from hunger or you have a
restaurant starving for customers, Restaurant.com aims to please.
The company operates an online directory of 18,000 eating places
nationwide. Users can obtain restaurant information including
menus, wine lists, and chef's bios, as well as search and
filter results according to criteria, such as cuisine (Japanese,
Italian) and atmosphere (romantic, family). The site also allows
users to make reservations. The company additionally offers
some 45,000 daily gift certificate options, as well
as pre-paid gift cards and other promotional products for
meals at participating restaurants. Restaurant.com was founded by
CEO Cary Chessick in 1999.