Web site profiles restaurant menus

New Rockford-based MenuConnect.com allows users to view full restaurant menus online

A new Rockford-based Web site allows users to view full restaurant menus before going out to eat.

MenuConnect.com allows its users the ability to view a full restaurant menu before they select which restaurant they would like to visit. The user has the ability to search for restaurants by cuisine type (i.e., American, Italian, Mexican, etc.) or by food type (i.e., pizza, steak, ribs, etc.) or even by specialty (i.e., delivery, bar, healthy choice menu, etc.). Once the user finds the restaurant, he or she may even be able to print a coupon for the meal! Users would also be able to view hours of operation, payment methods accepted, and even find directions. Most importantly, this Web site was designed to allow the community to experience new restaurants they might otherwise not have visited. This is a free service to the community, and no information is required from the user to access the site.

MenuConnect.com was founded in May 2004, and as of Aug. 1, has approximately 155 restaurants listed in Rockford and surrounding areas. The site is adding restaurants on a daily basis. More than 5,600 visitors have been served so far, and that number continues to grow.

MenuConnect.com plans to grow aggressively over the next six to 12 months. They will be hiring approximately 10 people in the region to help expand their services to outlying areas. They envision this service to be very popular not only with the people who live in the area but also to those vacationing or on business to an area MenuConnect.com services.

To see what MenuConnect.com has to offer, visit www.menuconnect.com. For restaurant owners or managers who would like more information, contact Tim Wickstrom, sales manager, at (815) 871-5650.

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