Who doesn’t love a deal, right? Well, while many of us baby boomers are living with dwindling or permanently lower incomes, our taste for fine dining hasn’t diminished. Now a couple of guys have come up with a great idea–applying to fine restaurants the “you pay less when there are fewer customers” concept that Megabus and certain hotels and airlines have been using for a while. Now, you can lose the coupon and dine in style the way you like to.
FineDineDEAL is a revolutionary new concept in fine dining www.finedinedeal.com. It connects restaurants–which need to make money even during off-peak hours–with diners who crave a fine dining experience at an exceptional value.
You get accessible prices on unique multi-course menus from premier restaurants. Should work well for couples or groups of friends (great idea for single working women!), or even for large celebratory groups and tourists. A sample of current participating restaurants and deals in Chicago includes four courses at Sunda for $45, three courses at Le Colonial for $35, 4 courses at mk for $44, 4 courses at one sixtyblue for $40, 3 courses for $29 at Flatwater and three courses at Prosecco for $35. Additional participating restaurants include N9NE Steakhouse, aria at the Fairmont, The Drawing Room, Bella Notte, and many more.
- Choose from multi-course menus.
- Book online.
- Book when you want to dine. No coupons or time limits.
Sample: Spicy Tuna Poke at The Drawing Room, Skirt Steak with Watermelon, Grilled Mustard Greens and Yucca at hotspot Elate, Grilled Salmon with Vermicelli Noodles and Ginger Lime Garlic Sauce at Gold Coast favorite Le Colonial, Lemongrass Beef Lollipops and Miso Bronzed Black Cod at Sunda and other delectable dishes at prices reduced up to 45%.
Rakesh Thakkar brings more than 14 years of hospitality experience and six years of hi-tech experience to his new venture as Founder and CEO of FineDineDEAL. Rakesh started his career at Andersen Consulting and KPMG as a technology consultant helping Fortune 500 companies implement ERP solutions such as PeopleSoft. After a several years of consulting, Rakesh’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to the hospitality industry where he has operated cutting edge restaurants and lounges in Chicago. Rakesh holds a degree in Management Information Systems and Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Bloomington. When he’s not pursuing the next big deal, Rakesh enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, travelling, yoga and playing tennis. The idea behind FineDineDEAL was conceived while he was doing a headstand and thinking of creative ways to maximize revenue at the restaurant he was operating.
Nick Hira brings more than 10 years of business development & strategy/solutions consulting experience to his position as Co-Founder of FineDineDEAL. Previously, Nick worked at WhittmanHart Consulting and CCC Information Services where he gained extensive knowledge in the creation and development of B2C, B2B & Business Intelligence solutions. Nick is also a licensed Illinois real estate agent with @properties and managing partner of Dome Investments LLC. Nick received his bachelors of science degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business. He has lived in downtown Chicago since 1998.
Visit FineDineDEAL online and have a glass of wine for me at your next occasion.