Scanwiches: Look Before You Bite

Scanwiches: Look Before You Bite
Arts & Culture
Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 13 march 2009

Given the recession, it’s more important than ever to know exactly what you’re getting before you buy, especially when it comes to the crucial decision of what we’re going to eat today. Our individual choices might have the power to simultaneously drive the economy and ourselves, how many times have we ordered from a menu – perhaps swayed by an expertly snapped photo depicting the perfect meal – only to be disappointed by the end result? And while myriad examples of online review sites like Yelp! and Urbanspoon now provide us with greater access to information on restaurants, they often require extra effort to find a reliable perspective in the crowded room of opinion.

However, thanks to the simplicity of Scanwiches, the age old staple of lunches everywhere – the sandwich – has been given its own voice and a digital upgrade in the process. The site offers real scans of actual sandwiches and the places you can purchase them, providing much needed food for thought without the clutter of stars or lengthy criticism. Now if only they could figure out a way to email a sample taste.

[via Gothamist]


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