Some may say the hardest decision to make each day is where to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The creators of Dough Deals hope their app, which was launched Sept. 28, simplifies the answer to that question.
Dough Deals is an app started by three Evansville residents intended to not only provide the community with discounts at their favorite local food spots, but also to supply free advertising for local restaurant owners.
“Our goal is to make an app that people want to download and that will spread very quickly,” says Bradley Davis, the marketing director for Dough Deals and a University of Southern Indiana graduate. “We made a decision half way in that we’re going to make it free.”
“Our goal is to help the community, help local restaurants, and create something people want to use,” says Cole Raven, who is the business director for Dough Deals and a graduate of Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Indiana.
After downloading the free app onto an iPhone or Android mobile device, users are greeted with three options of breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A swipe to the left on one of the categories shows the coupons from the restaurants.
“We wanted something that was more dynamic rather than just saying things,” says Mark Smith, the app’s technology director and a University of Evansville graduate.
Opening a coupon provides users a detailed description of the offer, contact information, menus, websites, reviews, and a map of the location. If users share the coupon on social media sites, they receive an additional discount.
Current restaurants offering coupons include Acropolis, Angelo’s Italian Restaurant, Lic’s Deli & Ice Cream, and others. The three — along with developers Trent Brown, a Vincennes, Indiana, native attending Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis, and Jon Staff, a Jasper, Indiana native who works for Disney ABC in Burbank, California — hope to start speaking to investors in six months and then expand Dough Deals to other cities such as Indianapolis, Louisville, Kentucky, and St. Louis.
For more information about Dough Deals, call 812-641-5567, visit dough.deals, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.