Startup Encourages Meeting New People Over Dinner
Grubwithus offers a social dining experience which helps build friendships over great meals at Chicago and San Francisco's best restaurants.
Let's face it (no pun intended) meeting new people on the Internet has become easier than ever before with sites like HowAboutWe, encouraging potential lovers to come together in the name of shared interests. But what about good old-fashioned friendship?
Welcome to Grubwithus, a new Y Combinator-backed startup created by longtime friends Eddy Lu and Daishin Sugano. After moving to Chicago to expand their cream puff business, the pair realized how difficult starting over in new city with no friends was. Sure, there were bars with their dark, loud and not-so cheap drink atmosphere, but those provided little or no conversation or opportunity to meet new folks. As food lovers, they decided what better way to meet the kind of people they were not meeting, by hosting dinners at restaurants they would eat at anyway.