The act of voting is as American as apple pie, so long as apple pie still tastes a lot like being too small to make a difference. But now your vote can matter, and even be cast for pie, thanks to the mealtime egalitarianism of Lunchwalla. From a couple of coworkers just looking to solve their own recurring daily problem, game-changing 'walla mixes elements of Evite and OpenTable with good ol' fashion democracy to help weekday warriors decide where to convene during the most important part of their workday:
reading printed out ESPN.com articles on the toilet lunch! The solution's as simple as the idea: throwing eateries near your ZIP up on a Gmap and backing 'em up with Yelp-sourced info/reviews & menus from AllMenus, users can initiate an email invite to potential comestible compadres containing date/time concerned, destination suggestions, and a custom message -- finally, an appropriate venue for your "Cumin side, no condom-ents" pun! Should they choose to accept, those involved'll be asked to visit the site and cast votes for their preferred venue, after which it's up to the organizer to lock in the most popular spot and hit "Finalize", sending out an e-notification to attendees confirming the deets/their suspicion you're ignoring their votes and just picking where you want to go, because Chuck from accounting's stupid anyways. To sweeten the pot, 'walla even cruises the Web for links to coupons for nearby spots, because saving money's as American as apple pie, if apple pie still tastes like fiscal insolvency.