One of the most important things that Google does for the office-bound employee is that it provides a wealth of very important information. Namely, it provides the helpless and hungry a chance to daydream about the most important decision of the day: what to eat for lunch. Normally you have to wade through Yelp, websites, PDFs, Facebook, and so on to find out the important stuff. You know, what’s on the menu, how much it costs, what kind of delicious desserts might be available as a midday pick-me-up. Google, as always, is here to save the day. If you go to Google and enter “show me the menu”, add a restaurant, and add a city name, and Google finds the menu for that restaurant.
I just tried it for two different restaurants located about 200 feet apart from one another. One of the restaurants showed up just fine; the other didn’t. Neither one is a national chain, but one has a much better online and Facebook presence while the other only has Facebook and whose only menu is a couple of pictures on Facebook. Hopefully either my favorite Middle Eastern restaurant will improve its online presence or will submit its menu to Google for inclusion.Technorati Tags: food, google, google restaurant menu search, google restaurant menus, google show me the menu, menus, restaurant menus, restaurants, show me the menu