• http://www.zenonlinemarketing.com/ Yatin Mulay

    Now Official: Days of free lunch are over! Google Search is morphing into a hardcore media property who wants to become “the internet”.

  • PlumbSearcher

    Data are very old. They do not scrape web pages. They just get data from a provider which provide old outdated data. Coverage is low.

  • http://lostpr.es/ David Iwanow

    Hmmm I can imagine a whole bunch of michelin star restaurants type locations would be livid at the idea because of how it displays their menus

  • http://www.antique-marks.com/ RJ Irwin

    Wouldn’t the data come from opengraph tags were the restaurant has marked up their website with the appropriate tags?

  • JK ShinTruth

    Great strategy, show out of date menu information forcing restaurants to maintain it for free (for added bonus via Google+)

  • Sandro Galindo

    Can’t wait to learn more. Half our clients are restaurants and we need to be ready for this. Whether it’s schema.org markup or a 3rd party.

  • Durant Imboden

    It seems to me that a OneBox-style restaurant blurb with menu items *is* a free lunch, for the restaurant if not for the consumer. It’s a nice big ad that the restaurant doesn’t have to pay for.

  • http://www.it-sales-leads.com/ Barbara Mckinney

    As far as I can see, this doesn’t work for every restaurant yet and it’s unclear where Google is getting this data from.I don’t know how sites that specialize in showing you restaurant menus feel about this addition, but once Google adds more restaurants, I’m pretty sure I’ll use this feature pretty regularly.

  • http://www.CheesyCorporateLingo.com/ Patrick Reinhart

    cool?

  • Guest

    The menus displaying for my restaurant are grossly inaccurate with pricing and items from 3-5 years ago including one category that has not been offered since 2002. If they are pulling from allmenus.com or other popular menu sites, they haven’t done a recent scrape. We’ve had SinglePlatform update all our online menus in the past 6 months across dozens and NONE of these old ones are out there anywhere except now on Google.