Specifications

Specifications

OpenMenu is about providing open standards for the restaurant industry to create common languages for the information that means the most to restaurants. Our first standard is the OpenMenu Format - a single, consistent specification to fully and wholly describe a restaurant and its menu items. This is first standard of its kind and we are happy to be leading the industry with our restaurant based standards and systems. We will continue developing the OpenMenu Format and hope to be releasing new standards for the benefit of the restaurant industry in the near future. Please contact us if you have suggestions or comments to shape the future of the restaurant industry.


Specifications

OpenMenu Format menus/restaurant

OpenMenu Format

A single, consistent specification to fully and wholly describe a restaurant and its menu items. Currently menus on restaurant websites vary in their format, Web pages, PDF documents, Word documents, or scanned images of a menu. Since the format varies this means that nobody can consistently or easily utilize the information on a menu. By providing a single, controlled specification for restaurant menus OpenMenu will ensure that restaurant menus can be easily shared and used by others. This specification is the OpenMenu Format.

OpenMenu Deals deals/coupons

OpenMenu Deals

A single, consistent specification to fully and wholly describe all deals and coupons associated with a restaurant. This keeps the restaurant in control of their deals/coupons by connecting these deals to their customers, and potential customers, directly instead of 3rd party applications and websites. OpenMenu puts the deals/coupons into a restaurant's online world (from your website to Facebook to everything in between). One standard for how deals are stored, shared, used and viewed by customers. This specification is the OpenMenu Deals.