When Google acquired Zagat in 2011, changes were sure to come.
Surfing around, it’s evident that Zagat restaurant “reviews” are part of Google’s online search content, now.
But I was surprised to find Atlanta missing from a new Zagat app that I recently downloaded to my iPhone.
Austin and Boston are at the top of an alphabetical scroll that includes Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, DC.
Here’s the email come-on that made me go to the App Store:
As you may have noticed, we recently rolled out a new Zagat website and a (free) mobile app for Android and iPhone that puts our top stories and the very best restaurants and nightspots right at your fingertips. And for the first time, Zagat ratings and reviews are available to everyone with no login required.
The new Zagat covers ratings and reviews in 40 markets – from Long Island to London – with deeper coverage in nine initial cities. In the coming months, we’ll be expanding to additional locations and categories including Hotels and Shopping.
We called and emailed to ask more about what was going on, but didn’t get any response.
What’s more, clicking on the Zagat Atlanta link brings you to this app-looking page with Austin at the top: www.zagat.com/atlanta/atlanta-restaurants.
Does anyone know if Atlanta will be one of the additional locations? Or has Google/Zagat ditched Atlanta?
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— Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.