TaintedNapkins by Lazy Greyhound Aims to End Bad Dining Experiences

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[prMac.com] Cupertino, California - People who want to ensure that their dining experience is enjoyable and safe - and avoid dealing with lousy service or unsanitary food - can now get the real-time insight they need from their fellow diners thanks to the must-have new no-cost app TaintedNapkins. Developed by Lazy Greyhound, TaintedNapkins is a unique restaurant rating system and platform that works on three levels: Discovering, Reporting and Researching.

Users load the app and see an illustrated map of nearby restaurants that are flagged with either a green, yellow or red TaintedNapkin icon. Green means that diners generally give the restaurant a passing grade. Yellow means caution is advised. And red means "eat at your own risk". Users can also pinch, zoom and re-center their map to get a birds-eye view of other restaurants in the enormous TaintedNapkins database. They even also call up a list view if they find that more convenient, or search for restaurants directly from the app.

From there, users can tap on a specific restaurant and discover where their fellow diners believe it has fallen short on four metrics: Bad Atmosphere, Food Poisoning, Poor Food Quality, and Bad Service. There's a counter below each metric (depicted by hilariously clever icons) to note how many diners have agreed with a restaurant's particular failing or flaw. While the default setting is to show all ratings, users can use filters to see how many ratings were left in the last 30 days, the last 7 days, and last 24 hours. It's an interesting way to see whether a restaurant has improved over time - or perhaps gotten worse.

And if they're inclined to visit a restaurant because their fellow diners have given it their seal of approval, users can tap the "Get Direction" option and head out for what should be a positive dining experience. Users can also share restaurant profiles with friends via instant message, email or Facebook.

All of the restaurant reports in TaintedNapkins derive from real users, as well as Department of Health Data. Leaving a warning for their fellow diners literally takes a matter of seconds. Users simply launch the app, find the offending restaurant, and tap one of the four metrics noted above (Bad Atmosphere, Food Poisoning, Poor Food Quality or Bad Service). There's no long essay to write, no elaborate survey to fill out, and no confusion over what 3-stars means vs. 4-stars.

What's more, all ratings are anonymous, so users don't have to worry about dealing with restaurant retribution. It's a simple, easy and effective way for anyone to help the people in their community avoid an unpleasant or unsafe dining experience.

Restaurant owners and managers who want to learn why their revenues may be falling - but don't want to spend thousands of dollars on consultants or other tools - can use TaintedNapkin's feedback system to see where they're falling short; and more importantly, discover what improvements they should make ASAP. For example, if they see that an overwhelming number of diners feel that their restaurant offers "Bad Service", they can intervene and provide some much-needed staff re-training.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6/6 Plus
* Requires iOS 7.1 or later
* 12.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
TaintedNapkins 1.0 is Free available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.

Based in Columbus Ohio, Lazy Greyhound LLC was started by two friends after forming the idea for TaintedNapkins at a BBQ. Whilst complaining about contracting food poisoning from the same restaurant, they realized that there is no quick way of reporting bad restaurants other than a very time consuming process to contact the department of health. Based on this, they decided to invent a way customers can quickly share feedback and TaintedNapkins was born. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Lazy Greyhound LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.