Watch out, Yelp: Google acquires restaurant website builder Appetas

Google has acquired Appetas, a Seattle-based startup that helps restaurants build websites. In a blog post, Appetas co-founders Keller Smith and Curtis Fonger note that they will be shutting down their company to join Google. “Google shares Appetas’ vision for bringing incredibly simple experiences to merchants that strengthen their business,” they wrote. “We’re very excited to use… Read More


Appetas: Online software that helps restaurant owners build professional websites

Restaurant websites are usually unimpressive. Menus can be hard to find and the entire user experience can actually divert you from going to an eatery. Seattle-based Appetas is solving that problem by offering up online software that lets restaurant owners make professional-looking websites in seconds. ”Appetas’ mission is simple – make restaurants look as beautiful online… Read More