Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

What if there was a way to help us find the food we’re craving, in a no-bullshit, dead-simple, dependable manner recommended by people we actually trust?

According to Steve Raggiani and Joe Scalo, there is a better way and it's called the 8it app.

Show notes…

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "It's about the food."

In today's episode with Steve Raggiani and Joe Scalo we will discuss:

  • How deep and useful are the recommendations on 8it app?
  • The obnoxious "old way" of finding a good place to eat in a city
  • strictly about the food; the app specifically suggests restaurants based on food
  • The online restaurant review system is broken and why
  • 8it app has individual food writers and reviews
  • How is review culture broken?
  • Quality over quantity
  • Trust was key in building this app
  • "We are not going to make money off of restaurants."
  • 8it's expansion
  • The future of 8it in other markets

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Contact info:

Instagram: @8itapp



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Huge thanks to Steve Raggiani and Joe Scalo for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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