Detroit-based Tech Startup Launches App with Discounts for Locally-sourced Restaurants


Detroit-based technology startup Grubbable will launch an app next week to connect diners with restaurants who source from local farmers.

“Our desire is to promote the local food movement through bringing exposure to establishments that our trying to use as many natural ingredients as possible, and who are thus supporting the local community as well as environment,” says Brandon Inkles, director of partnerships for Grubbable.

Inkles says the app will offer customers rewards when dining at about 60 local restaurants that have partnered with Grubbable. Partner restaurants offer at least 10 percent off main dishes at all times for Grubbable members. The restaurants in the network source from local farms and include such restaurants as Detroit Vegan Soul, Rose’s Fine Food, Sister Pie, Brooklyn Street Local, among others.

“We’re a triple bottom line business,” Inkles says. “We see (Grubbable) as promoting the local economy and promoting local foods.”

Inkles says the app is free to download, and customers get a free month of the service. After a month, Grubbable costs $4 a month or an annual fee of $40 per year.

In preparation for the launch on Aug. 14, Grubbable will host launch parties at different partner restaurants, including the Jolly Pumpkin in Detroit’s Midtown district on Aug. 10, Cornerstone Barrel House on Aug. 11, Our/Detroit on Aug. 12, and Atwater in the Park on Aug. 13. Attendees that sign up for the app will get a free beer courtesy of Grubbable.

The app is available to download for both the iPhone and Android devices.

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