FOOD is a Hitwise No. 1 site Award Winner!

Friday 3 September 2010, 1:47PM
401 views is the Experian Hitwise Number 1 Award winner in the Hitwise Food and Beverage - Restaurants and Catering industry based on market share of visits among all New Zealand websites.

Over 170,000 different diners each month view menus & prices, check dining offers, read or write reviews, make reservations, and send restaurant information to their friends.

Following in the footsteps of social networking sites, diners can read or write restaurant reviews which inspire and create consumer confidence to perhaps try somewhere different. Simply put, its word of mouth – amplified, last month alone MenuMania helped 174,000 unique diners choose where to eat. was first launched in 2006 by web developer Cristian Rosescu and in 2009 chef restaurateur Mark Gregory joined as a partner.

Cristian, who leads the in-house web development team, says “It’s incredibly exciting to see so many people enjoying and using MenuMania on a regular basis.”

Co-Owner Mark Gregory says “The “Hitwise Food and Beverage category results are especially important as the hospitality sector have faced one of its toughest years, business owners can now advertise their menus and dining promotions or take instant and confirmed online reservations.

MenuMania's continued growth in the midst of a very difficult trading time for our hospitality industry shows the dining public are now using the Internet more often and in rapidly increasing numbers when making their eating out decisions – This is good news for New Zealand hospitality and tourism many of whom are now part of the MenuMania Dining Network – partner sites.”