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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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!

 

         

 

 

 

The dawn of a new era for restaurants in Australia

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We are embarking on a very exciting new era, that every food venue in Australia will soon have its very own app, for free.

Yes you read it right, Former restaurateur Danny Simmonds and now founder of a new app launching next month. He has formed a company and has now created an app the hospitality industry has been dying to get their hands on for years.

The innovative product 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!

Want to checkout the app before its launched! Join here.

 

Former restaurateur launches app for the food industry to call its own.

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Founder & CEO explaining why the industry needed an app of its own.

After working in the hospitality industry for several years, you come across all kind of challenges and all walks of life. In my experience of running a restaurant it became a lot more clear to me that the customer no matter what, is always right. (even when you know they actually are not)

This is one of many tasks you have to face every single day. One really difficult challenge was bringing customers in the door, yes you have online review websites like Tripadvisor and Zomato, but you cannot use these apps as an actual marketing tool.

I used to get up every single day, fire up the restaurant and make myself a first class barista made latte, (kind of) then i would wipe down the chalk board A frame and think of a new slogan or lunch/dinner special to put out the front of our restaurant to try and lure new customers in the door. This is one of many marketing moves many of us in the industry try, then you result into flyers and newspaper adds, social media posts, loyalty membership cards and email marketing if you ask your customers for email addresses on review cards, believe me i have tried the lot.

But, I always thought ‘why does other industries have there very own platform or marketing tool?’ like if you want a handy man you simply go to Airtasker, or you want to look for a hotel so you head straight on over to booking.com, or you want to rent out your own bedroom so you become a host on Airbnb.

All of these platforms are very powerful as a marketing tool, as they come with business dashboards, analytics, tips and tricks on becoming more recognised, booking systems, ability to showcase yourself, communicate with your customers through an in app messaging system. With the restaurant industry there really is no app or marketing tool to do this for our restaurants, so i saw a gap in the market for the industry to have its very own weapon, a tool that the industry can call its own, so i created buddy.

Before i actually decided to go straight into the tech world without having any idea of what to do or even if the idea was going to take off, so i packed up my shit and hit the road for several months speaking to over 500 business owners from Port Douglas right down into Melbourne CBD.

Danny Simmonds founder

Founder of buddy | Danny Simmonds

During this time i was validating my idea but also signing up potential customers who would join and create their buddy restaurant profile.

So i came back from my trip having slept on the side of many roads, roughed it without having a wash for days and brushing my teeth at the wing-mirror in my jocks, and decided to put pen to paper and start thinking about how we can be better than what is already out there. We came up with all sorts of awesome ideas which could go on forever ,so we had to curate a small list of 100% definite features that would put us head and shoulders above the rest, an app for the industry to be proud of and most importantly, trust.

So we have, Buddy has some unbelievable features for users and business owners will love. My favourites are having the ability to actually see a restaurants specials as they look, with descriptions and price, instead of having to read it off a chalk board and trying to imagine what it will look like, another one is the itemised menu, each dish with a picture and again a description with price. having the ability to ‘follow’ your new favourites in return you receive exclusive in-app notifications of special events, meal deals, menu launches, latest specials, view happy hours around your location, it goes on and on.

There are plenty more features to explore when the app officially launches in the New Year, the most important thing is that it will be a tool we can all trust, explore restaurants in a much more easier way but with more detail, and business owners finally having their own weapon to really showcase themselves to the full potential, with which they can measure with live analytics dashboard, use ibeacon technology which will be a game changer.

iBeacon technology will enable business owners to actually digitalise their physical restaurant, they will be able to create in-app notifications to people who are walking right by the restaurant, notifying users of their lunch menu, happy hour specials that will kick off in 5 minute, or even a simple ‘hello, have an awesome day from XXXX bar and grill.”

With also in app timing notifications of diners sitting in the restaurant after an hour, reminding them of a top up or maybe a link to see the desert menu.

We are all very much looking forward to the launch, and for everybody to enjoy.

Written by Danny Simmonds.

 

 

 

Three awesome things to do in Noosa on Christmas Day.

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Having a christmas day Gatho? heres three top things to do in Noosa.

Christmas Morning is nearly here, the time has come to dig out those dusty esky’s and hose them out, round the troops with deck chairs and foldout tables, mums on the glad wrap and dads packing the portable bbq, while your busy dropping the bag of ice from the biggest hight possible for the best ice to keep the beers cold!

We all love christmas, but each experience can be very different for some, heres buddy’s top tips for how to have the best time cheaply, but creating priceless memories on your christmas day.

 

3. National Park Picnic

Noosa National Park is one of the best coastal walks Australia has to offer, With each turn you are wow’d by a postcard picture, The noise of the rainbow lorikeet’s waking up and the subtle crash of the waves coming up the shore. Wake up at 6:00am before the morning madness begins and enjoy a glass of bubbles & strawberry with some freshly made warm ham and cheese croissant, relaxing on a picnic blanket over looking tea tree bay would be a fantastic way to kick start the christmas celebrations.

2. River retreat.

Yep, you know it! Once you have kickstarted your Christmas day with a relaxing champers, its time to find a ‘proppa’ good spot to start building your settlement for the day on the beautiful Noosa River. Unpacking the esky packed with salads, prawns, rolls, chips and drinks, make sure laying out the table is a team effort (obviously with a bevo in hand) and then sit back, relax and enjoy the day off with friends and family before the un-official ashes christmas day cricket test match begins! Remember, pick a spot by the Big Pelican where the toilets are 😉

Photo, thanks to Noosa Boat house.

1. Barbecue time.

After a long hard day of doing absolutely nothing, (apart from being 148 – not out of course) its time to fire up the BBQ, Our tip for the free bbq’s is that they don’t get that hot, so we would recommend taking your own portable one just in case. Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t mind the odd snag or two. The best snags in town would be from the Noosaville village butchers opposite Dan Murphy’s, they have the best Cumberland snags you will find on the Coast! OR…… you can flame up some beautiful rib eye fillets, here’s our tip on the perfect Steak;

Starting from home, coat both sides very generously with coarse black pepper and granulated garlic powder and drop the fillet singularly into a sandwich bag for time to marinate, pull the bad boy out of the bag when your bbq is that hot its starting to glow. For each steak, sprinkle 3/4 teaspoon of salt onto the skillet and allow salt to sit for at least 1 minute.

Place the steaks on and allow 3 solid minutes, whatever you do do not touch, poke, lift of even look at those bad boys until that 3 minutes is up! Once it is, repeat history.

All together 6 minutes is up and you have a medium rare juicy perfectly rested steak, if you wish for it to be medium then allow an extra 30 seconds on each side.

Now, Put your steaks in a roomy tin foil wrap, not tight…roomy to allow moisture and flavours to be absorbed by the steak properly.

Slice and dice that shit and serve it up in any form you wish!

This is exactly what we will be doing this Christmas, have a great day.

 

Locale becomes Industry Influencer on buddy.

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Influencers of the restaurant industry are hard to find, but Noosa has one of its own.

Prior to the launch of our restaurant finder app, we are head hunting Industry leaders across Australia who stand head and shoulders above the rest. The chosen restaurant for Noosa is the wonderful Modern Italian Locale.

With its wonderful ambience thanks to the chic first class decor, matched with a beautiful solid vintage wooden bar for lunch hangs, an outrageous selection of Italian wines each single handedly picked by owner operator Rio Capurso, its and experience you simply do not expect and can not imagine when coming straight off the beach.

The Family

The team behind it all are not an ordinary team, they work hard to make sure you receive the very best service possible regardless of how busy it can be.

Drawing Heavily on Italian tradition, Locale Noosa offers a seasonally changing menu using the best local produce and premium imported ingredients. Surrounded by lush gardens, Locale sits in a protected corner of the famous hastings Street just a few steps from the golden sands of Noosa Main Beach. The menu features handmade pasta, stone fired pizzas, traditional cicchetti and an impressive selection of wines, beers and authentic cocktails. Dining at Locale is not just a normal dining experience to savour, but an experience you just have to keep living.

 Chefs Tips.

“One of my favourite Dishes at the moment is out pasta special, the Chitarra Vongole”. “This dish features beautiful hand cut pasta which looks like square cut spaghetti”. “The Chitarra Vongole has inspired me to share a tip on how to cook pasta to perfection”. “The golden rule to cooking pasta perfectly is to always use lots of boiling salted water (the more water the better!) as it lets the pasta cook freely”. “Remember to add enough salt so that you can taste it and cook it until is is ‘al dente’ which means ‘to the tooth’, you want it to have a firm texture so the pasta has strength.”

Chef – Andy Davies

Checkout Locale Influencer Portfolio Here for more.

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New Foodie App allows you to follow favourite places for exclusive deals.

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Following restaurants for exclusive updates on events, deals and specials.

Okay, so you can follow restaurants on Facebook for news feed updates on pictures and statuses, but this New foodie app gives you something very different indeed.

This new restaurant app about to drop on google play and iTunes gives you exclusive in-app notifications of special events, menu launches, lunch and dinner specials.

I know i know its about time right? Imagine sitting in a packed out restaurant, your sitting there sipping on a $5 glass of your most favourite deep red delicious shiraz, you then look around and see others sipping on the same deep red delicious shiraz for $12. Why? because when you decide to ‘follow’ a restaurant on the buddy app you automatically join the restaurants exclusive club, the club where you receive insider deals and know everything first.

Insider Updates

What does this mean? This means you know exactly whats going on at the coolest joints around town because they update their followers on buddy First, not in some news feed on social media, newspaper add or even word of mouth, but through an Exclusive in-app notification to your buddy profile of insider news, unbeatable deal offerings or even a first chance ticket to a special event before they go on sale!

It gets better, lets say you are heading down a street chatting with friends. As you walk right by a restaurant thats hitting off their happy hours but you don’t know, you will be notified straight to your mobile device as you walk right by! Also on restaurants profiles you can view the itemised image menu, check out the ingredients and book your table within three clicks!

Looking very much forward to this one.

Follow us on social media for more updates and news on the buddy app launching this very soon.

 

 

 

 

Buddy to connect digital world with the physical world.

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Buddy to be first ‘IoT’ Software company to connect physical restaurants to the digital world in Australia.

Buddy Australia are launching Australia’s first restaurant app that actually connects restaurants to the digital world, through the buddy app.

What this means is that when walking right by restaurants and other eateries, the buddy app will alert you of their special’s board in digital form right to your mobile device including images, price and description. It will also alert you when entering a city or small town of the best spots for coffee, steak or where the best pizza places are that have all been curated by you.

Whats IoT?

The “Internet of things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. It’s a concept that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work. But what exactly is the “Internet of things” and what impact is it going to have on you, if any? There are a lot of complexities around the “Internet of things” but I want to stick to the basics. Lots of technical and policy-related conversations are being had but many people are still just trying to grasp the foundation of what the heck these conversations are about.

Let’s start with understanding a few things.

Broadband Internet is become more widely available, the cost of connecting is decreasing, more devices are being created with Wi-Fi capabilities and sensors built into them, technology costs are going down, and smartphone penetration is sky-rocketing.  All of these things are creating a “perfect storm” for the IoT.

So What Is The Internet Of Things?

Simply put, this is the concept of basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other). This includes everything from cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of.  This also applies to components of machines, for example a jet engine of an airplane or the drill of an oil rig. As I mentioned, if it has an on and off switch then chances are it can be a part of the IoT.  The analyst firm Gartner says that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices… That’s a lot of connections (some even estimate this number to be much higher, over 100 billion).  The IoT is a giant network of connected “things” (which also includes people).  The relationship will be between people-people, people-things, and things-things.

How Does This Impact You?

The new rule for the future is going to be, “Anything that can be connected, will be connected.” But why on earth would you want so many connected devices talking to each other? There are many examples for what this might look like or what the potential value might be. Say for example you are on your way to a meeting; your car could have access to your calendar and already know the best route to take. If the traffic is heavy your car might send a text to the other party notifying them that you will be late. What if your alarm clock wakes up you at 6 a.m. and then notifies your coffee maker to start brewing coffee for you? What if your office equipment knew when it was running low on supplies and automatically re-ordered more?  What if the wearable device you used in the workplace could tell you when and where you were most active and productive and shared that information with other devices that you used while working?

On a broader scale, the IoT can be applied to things like transportation networks: “smart cities” which can help us reduce waste and improve efficiency for things such as energy use; this helping us understand and improve how we work and live.

The buddy app.

The buddy app will connect physical restaurants, eateries, markets, food courts, pubs and transportation stations with proximity technology.

The features will include, table ordering, food ordering, digital waiter with imaged menu’s, city guide for curated lists of best places to eat and drink, reminders of restaurant reservations, exclusive deal alerts when in the establishments and much more.

buddy has many more awesome features but for now that all the team at buddy are letting everyone know about.