Five of the very best specials & deals on buddy right now.

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Have the ability to search and discover endless happy hours and daily specials in Noosa on buddy.

If you are a local or a tourist, we only have the best places in town on our app, with a deal!

Having launched only two weeks ago, our app has been populated by businesses wanting to showcase their daily specials and happy hours on our platform, so you don’t have to walk up and down the street ten times reading chalk board frames, guessing what the special or deal looks like!

Well right now in buddy we have hundreds of daily specials and happy hours happing for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

here are our top 5 deals this week happening on buddy!

5. Padstows Noosa

Padstows has a number of special’s and deals, such as the Wednesday Dinner Special, which is two mains and a bottle of wine for only $55! They also do afternoon happy hour specials to start the afternoon off early! Currently on Monday’s Padstows are offering an awesome Winter sensational $25 Mussel Mondays! Which is a yummy bowel of pan fried mussels, a glass of wine, ciabatta and chips!

4. Bombetta

Bombetta located in the Noosa Junction really knows how to put on a crowed pleaser! with day after day of endless specials, entertainment with magicians, “secret social’s” which involves a menu full of $5 items to indulge on the afternoons. Bombetta even provides a deal for customers who do not wish to pop in, you can by any 3, Pizza/Pasta or any 2 Pizza/pasta +2 sides for $40!!

3. 10 Hastings Street

If there is any cafe or restaurant that is perfect for Noosa 10 hastings has to be up there! Open almost all day every day all year round, this places knows how to provide excellent service to the community, with coffee specials, lunch and dinner specials never ending. But for afternoons on the bustling Hasting Street, you can grab a seat and enjoy a wonderful selection of tapas dishes with friends for only $10! Everyday between 3-5pm you can dive right in with an Estrella Lager for only $5!! I think we can do this literally every single day.

2. Global Cafe Noosaville

Located just of the Noosa River, Global Bar & Cafe has been dishing up the goods for over 30 year!! It’s serves up an awesome breakfast, with a small bar menu at night fo a relaxed tropical vibe. Well these legends are serving up Free Beer! Yep, no BS you can get a Free Beer at global on every Pizza Purchased! Wether you are having take away or dinning in, Global will pore you an ice cold free beer while you wait fro your pizza’s to be made! We got 5 take away pizza’s last week and had to call a cab to get us home. #doit.

1. Cafe Le Monde

The Iconic Cafe Le Monde on Hasting Street is dealing up the deals on buddy this week! With $1 Oysters and live entertainment every Thursday, these guys know how to put on a show. Happy hour deal menu full of cheap eats and drinks to indulge in for no more than $10 between 4 & 5pm, Dj’s every Saturday Night from 8! If thats not even enough, Cafe Le Monde do a Lamb shoulder dinner for two with wine $69 Sun – Thurs from 5pm!!

 

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Restaurants love latest Specials & Deals App Buddy.

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Restaurants across South East Queensland jump on latest food discovery App Buddy!

Since launching last week, Our app has taken an uncontrollable amount of enquiries, questions and business listing creations on the app.

For years frustrated restaurateurs have fallen to the control of online review websites and apps. This has now finally come to an end as the restaurant industry has come together as a community to take control, to put themselves first and create a revolutionary app the industry can be proud of. A platform they can officially call their own.

With no method what so ever for eateries to showcase themselves to the maximum, no ability to push out exclusive special promotions or show off their creative daily specials, its no wonder the buddy app has taken off, right off!

Hundreds of small business owners love the idea of having complete control of their digital presence, love the idea of having live analytics of views, customers and followers, owners can even create a specials board for all to see on their business profile, send out exclusive announcements via ‘push notifications’ to all their followers and heeps more crazy epic features!

Founder & CEO Danny Simmonds with Restaurateur Rio Capurso of Locale Noosa

With some of the most popular eateries in and around Noosa already on the app, buddy has received thousands of downloads already and counting, lets just say “buddy” is the buzz word of the town right now!

“Starting in the town I live in was always going to be exciting” Danny said, “but to receive enormous enquires from Melbourne and the majority of Victoria is also very exciting, we are working tirelessly with small business owners to help create their business profiles to be ready for launch by Christmas down there” he said. “what this will do for small towns like us across the country, will bring thousands of buddy users in to their cafe’s & restaurants to enjoy searching and popping in for a bite”.

Users Can enjoy searching daily Lunch & Dinner specials, endless happy hours and follow new favourite places within the buddy app, giving business owners the opportunity to send exclusive deals and event updates right to their mobile device! Thats only one of many features users can enjoy, with the Buddy App being the first tech company to bring Beacon Technology to Australia. Restaurants will now have the opportunity to send/broadcast any special promotion they wish to buddy users devices as they walk right by the front door! Digitalising the physical world!

No thats epic! We will never ever miss out on anything ever again!

 

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$1 Chicken Wings is happening Tonight at Land & Sea Brewery

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Imagine finding out that $1 chicken wings actually exist or kids eat for Free! But you missed it?

Well worry no more peeps because you can find all the latest specials & deals all in one place with buddy!

We have all of the very best places in town showcasing themselves and their specials to the max on the buddy App right now!

Land & Sea Brewery

Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays!!

These legends hold up epic events throughout the entire week!

No matter what day of the week it is, Land & Sea brewery put on awesome deals for locals and tourist. Monday’s can get pretty hard considering its our first day back at work, but having Trivia Night from 6:30pm at Land & Sea Brewery with friends and family can cushion the blow for sure!

Then we get to Tuesday, when you just don’t really feel like cooking for the entire crew of little ones, but thats cool because “kids Eat Free on Tuesdays! By the way don’t even get us started on the succulent mouthwatering $1 chicken wings on Wednesday’s!

Checkout more epic events below to see the rest! It’s easy to spend most of your time at Land & Sea! Have fun!

 

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Create your free business listing on buddy today.

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Join thousands of restaurateurs today by creating your free business listing on buddy.

Buddy has finally arrived to provide the future of marketing for the restaurant industry.

With millions of people on their mobile device every day, we had to put you right in the palm of their hands, now we have. Imagine replacing your chalk board sign with a buddy beacon, sending out your daily specials as notifications to passers by right to their mobile devices. What if you could receive bookings and control your tables for your restaurant seamlessly, or send exclusive push notifications to all your followers hitting them all 100% every time.

Well now you can with ease. It takes five minutes to create your listing to join thousands of small business owners enjoying the most exiting app yet.

 

 

Breaking News: Latest restaurant app ‘Buddy’ is booming

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Former Restaurateur has officially launched an App for the industry, aiming to take on TripAdvisor.

After years in idea concepts, validating ideas, a trip around Australia for market research, over a year in app development stage and finally pitching the concept 1’000’s of times,.

Former restaurateur and now Founder & CEO of the world’s latest restaurant app, Danny Simmonds & Co are happy to announce they have flicked the switch!

CEO – Danny Simmonds with Rio Capurso | Owner of Locale Restaurante | Noosa Heads

After struggling to find ways to promote his specials and happy hours, former restaurateur Danny Simmonds had a plan, he wanted to create an app for his industry to call its own. An app that had the power to promote eatery businesses with maximum impact, with complete control and measurement.

Its finally here, the door is open for restaurateurs to download the app and begin creating their Free business listing.

Now available on iOS & Android restaurateurs from around the World can now create a beautifully designed business profile on the buddy App. “We wanted to create an app for the industry to be proud of ” Danny said, “we aim to grow buddy organically and carefully to provide the very best restaurant finder app the world has on offer.” He said.

“Current restaurant apps out their do not provide detailed local knowledge of daily specials, live happy hours, book tables, itemized photo menu items which explains dishes with ingredients etc” Danny said, looking very excited on what his team has achieved.

“The buddy app does all of the above but with so much more tools for business owners to use to really boost business!” – With pure passion in his voice and the true care about helping the industry for the better, Danny believes the food industry will love it.

“for users the app will not look so exciting yet, but once we have begun talking with our pre-registered businesses and also welcoming new ones, Users will not use any other app again when it comes to being hungry” He said.

You can Download the app now to start creating your business listing for free.

Simply select ‘Create Business Listing” on the login screen and go!

 

         

 

 

 

There’s a new app launching, being called the ‘Airbnb’ for restaurants.

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Finally the buddy app dubbed ‘Airbnb’ for restaurants launches next week.

After a solid month of beta testing, trial and error, updates and final amendments the buddy app arrives to our devices next week.

Restaurateurs, industry leaders and testers are all excited for when the app goes live on both iOS and Android next week. The buddy app allows restaurateurs the ability to have their very own app for their restaurant for free. The buddy app showcases the very best of what restaurants has to offer, inspiring diners with HD image menu’s with detailed description, ingredients and prices, an explosive design of imagery and a seamless user experience. Users have the ability to book tables in the app, view specials boards with images, share them with friends, view happy hours and deals, write reviews and also ‘follow’ new favourite places to receive exclusive notifications on special deals, live events and much more.

Australia’s Innovation.

The Buddy app allows you to book tables at chosen restaurants for a percentage off your final bill, the ability to be notified of the top five places to eat and drink when entering that specific street. The app will even eliminate your FOMO as it can notify you of a happy hours happening as you walk right by the establishments front door!

Buddy has been consumed by business owners Australia wide, with the excitement spreading over seas to Canada, New Zealand, Italy, France and the UK.

Launching first here in Australia, puts the nation centre stage for innovation, creativity and development.

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Costa Noosa Espresso excited to use buddy app

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One of The Sunshine Coasts most prestige Coffee Shop boasts about buddy.

The Sunshine Coast is booming with innovation and industry change, one of which is the Sunshine Coasts latest innovative new startup, called buddy.

We went and met with Gav, the owner of Costa Noosa Espresso to receive feedback on the revolutionary new app, the app the industry can call its very own.

After being controlled by overseas online review giants such as Tripadvisor and Zomato, Gav reckons having an app for the Hospitality industry to actually use to their advantage in a new digital age is a powerful ‘gift’.

So what is buddy?

The innovative new app called buddy, has been custom built from the ground up to provide a platform for the hospitality industry to call its own. The platform itself is flawless in terms of design, user friendly and is exceptionally attentive with eye catching content on every swipe or flick.

The buddy app will provide each business who joins, with a free app for their restaurant, cafe, bar or popup. Each business app will have its very own dashboard providing useful analytics such as, how many views the restaurant has had by weeks, months or even years. Thats literally just scratching the surface, with the ability to create community on each business profile, restaurateurs can send out exclusive in-app notifications of whatever special or draw card they desire. Not to mention the ability to receive bookings through its own booking system also provided within their app.

With Danny Simmonds receiving enormous backing from the food industry in Australia, a huge presence in the startup ecosystem and also now friends with some of the most successful restaurateurs across Australia, it is no wonder this ‘must have’ app is creating a buzz coming up to launch! Danny knows what the industry needed and can finally be proud to say its finally nearly here.

 

Launching Nationwide first with planned moves into two foreign markets by 2020, its safe to say buddy will be a new era for users and restaurateurs alike!

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CEO aims for 5% market share of a $16.4 billion Industry by 2020

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Danny Simmonds believes setting targets high is the only way to grow, with confidence.

Founder & CEO of the latest marketing software platform buddy, believes setting the ‘bar’ high is the only way to grow not only your business, but also yourself.

“Before i moved from the UK to Australia with just a backpack and myself when i was 22, I had already set my vision to become the very best person I can be”. “This was no way easy, as I only had $500 in my back pocket and a one way ticket i just used up.”

Since then almost a decade ago Danny Simmonds has faced many challenges, from learning how to face tough times without family and friends, how to survive one day to the next and even being homeless. Each challenge put forward, Danny not only managed to overcome them, but to squash them so they never happen again. Not to mention building a business from the back of a camper van for many months, now his company Buddy & Co.

Prior to the launch of the latest eatery discovery app Buddy , Danny has received endless enquiries from restaurants and from large companies not only in Australia but also Miami, New York and Italy. “All of the enquires have been fantastic”, he said “knowing some large restaurant groups from around the world are interested in buddy gives us great confidence on our growth plan”.

Danny Simmonds aims to consume a piece the market for ‘restaurant advertising and marketing’ in Australia by the end of 2020, as he said “bringing something completely new to the industry instantly puts you centre stage, as appose to another ‘agency’, or ‘another magazine’ to advertise in, with the introduction to our buddy beacon™ 

Buddy will be first to market with Beacon technology in Australia, and will be working closely with a number of marketing agencies providing another tool for them to use, which aims to takeover at least 5% of the advertising market for restaurants by 2020, “This might sounds outrageously confident, but having seen the growth of the food and beverage industry and knowing $2.6b last year was spent on ‘original methods’ breaths nothing but confidence in our company“.

‘original methods’ | buddy.world

Hitting your targets

For Danny & Co to hit the target of 5% in two years, industry professionals are claiming it will be ‘extremely difficult’ to achieve. But Danny has other opinions, saying “having learned from extensive research, un measurable amounts of interest and also seeing where the market is heading thanks to tech, I cannot see how it is not possible for us to achieve.” He goes on to say “After three years we will need to have our 5% in order to grow and look into expanding into the European market, which will involve setting up another office in the UK”. “So it is a target I am absolutly set on hitting, but first let’s just begin”

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Hospitality Industry Backs New Restaurant App

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The Hospitality Industry in Australia is raving about the new app they call their own.

Its been years in the making, but its finally nearly here. The Hospitality Industry in Australia can stop holding its breath with online review apps and websites, having felt like they have been held by strings for years and being completely controlled by the internet, the time has come that they can have an app of their own.

A former restaurateur was sick and tired of being controlled by digital hero’s behind reviews and also not having the ability to showcase his restaurant to its full potential with the platforms available today.

CEO of Buddy Danny Simmonds & Rio Capurso of Locale | Noosa Heads, Queensland

Times are changing.

Buddy is paving the way for a new digital era for the industry, it has been built by the best software developers in the country and has been brainstormed by many successful restaurateurs across Australia over the last eighteen months. With phenomenal support and with huge backing by some of the biggest restaurants across Australia, its no surprise the startup company can boast a staggering two thousand business registrations so far. It is safe to say that this is an app every business owner will be joining over time, not to mention its free.

Rio Capurso is one of Australia’s most successful restaurateurs, from humble beginnings in Italy, Rio has owned successful restaurants from London, Greece and now Australia with a skill of conquering every local market he has founded his restaurants in.

Due to Rio having been in the Industry since the early 80’s, he has seen many things in his career spanning nearly thirty years. Rio believes buddy has been a long time coming, with social media dominating and bookings for his restaurant coming through his online booking system, he knows if your business is not on mobile devices you simply cannot grow your business.

“buddy puts you right there, effortlessly” He said, After Danny Simmonds was discussing the technology available through the buddy app, Rio was blown away by what the buddy app can do, especially the introduction of the buddy Beacon™

buddy Beacon™

The buddy Beacon™ is new technology that allows a low power bluetooth in-app Notification to be sent directly to buddy users from 100 metres to the centimetre of the restaurant/beacon, this allows tourists or even locals to be notified of that particular restaurants happy hours, lunch or dinner specials, the top five places to go for coffee when entering a street, or even live events happening that weekend at different bars within their vicinity. Rio Capurso was stunned by the opportunity the buddy app provides to really showcase a restaurant or eatery. The app is designed for all types of vendors from higher end restaurants, deli’s, cafe’s, bars, coffee shops, roasters, brewery’s, and even street carts and market stools.

Users to indulge

The user experience for the buddy app is so seamless to use and packed with valuable information, the slick modern design is focused on impact imagery for the user, to really capture what the restaurant is all about.

With important information such as opening times, happy hour times, location map and even the ability to view special dishes with image carousel menu’s! The app also allows users to book tables in literally four clicks! time, date, how many people and book!

 

Community

Each individual restaurant on the app gives the ability for users to ‘follow’ the restaurant, what this does in return gives the user (us) exclusive in-app notification of insider information of local deals, updates on events, new menu launches, lunch and dinner specials and even loyalty exclusive discounts to followers only. Each eatery anywhere in the world has its very own community, buddy allows businesses to harness this into a new digital world for customers to really know what’s happening before anybody else does!

 

“Buddy is a Fantastic weapon

for the industry and the user”

– Rio Capurso

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How we are brining the future of marketing to Australia.

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The past is behind us, this is the future of marketing.

The world is moving fast, very fast and so is marketing. Thanks to Apple and google the majority of how we live is decided through our mobile device, over 85% of Australians decide what they will spend their hard earned cash on ‘after’ they have checked ‘or’ purchased on their phones. Wether its online reviews, checking out where to go out to eat on review websites, ordering online, mobile food delivery apps you name it we do it on our mobile device first.

So, why are people still choosing to market and advertise their business in magazines, newspapers, huge billboards, leaflets and posters? What exactly are the benefits of using these out of date methods today? I’m not sure what the benefits are but i can sure tell you the points of how they simply cannot compete with how the world is heading today.

  1. Completely unmeasurable
  2. Have no idea who your targeting
  3. No ability to make an action ie, ‘add to cart’ or ‘book now’
  4. Takes too long ie, add needs to be designed, print approval, goes to print, then dispatched, then delivered, then it needs to be read, then the right customer needs to see it, then maybe remember it.
  5. Outrageously too expensive

So whats the future then?

The future is mobile, and I’m not talking about posting colourful pictures on social media either.

We are talking about proximity marketing, location based marketing through our mobile app, targeting the customer at the right place, at the exact right time of hunger.

We use Beacons, Beacons are the future of marketing. Proven already in the retail sector in the US, we have created the perfect user friendly mobile app for the food industry to take complete control of and enjoy.

No more chalk boards and leaflet drops, window stickers or posters, everything you want to promote or showcase can all be done through your buddy beacon™.

What is a beacon?

A buddy beacon™ is a small bluetooth device which once connected to the buddy app from within the businesses account, will send any chosen message to anyone who has downloaded the new buddy app within 2-7 metres of the beacon itself.

What this technology can do for small business is exceptional valuable and somewhat priceless if used at its full potential, Imagine walking right by a restaurant and you receive a notification of its happy hour’s about to kick off in 5 minutes? or maybe you are already in the restaurant and are getting carried away with time, so buddy reminds you that last orders are about to be called or the kitchen is about to close in half an hour?

I think we all need reminding at times, So let ‘mission locating beacons’ adventure begin.

Want to know more about our buddy beacon™ see here.