A HARROGATE teenager has created a new website which could make booking a restaurant meal much simpler.
Jonathan Thirkill set up Yazza.co.uk after becoming frustrated at the difficulty of finding relevant material online.
Yazza aims to simplify the process for the consumer and provide restaurateurs with a host of free features to help online bookings, improve web presence and market directly to customers.
Jonathan started the project back in September 2009 at the age of 16 and has now launched it.
He said: “I was booking a meal for the family and went online to find a suitable restaurant. I discovered the information I needed was scattered across a host of individual websites, online directories and restaurant booking sites which made finding telephone numbers, opening times and menus very difficult. Online booking was also a complete nightmare.
”I researched it further and recognised the opportunity to close this gap by providing one online resource providing up-to-date information for all restaurants throughout the UK. In essence it is an easy-to-use, one-stop-shop for those people wishing to dine out.
“I received excellent feedback from the restaurants I spoke to prior to the launch and I am now looking forward to lots of restaurants uploading their details for free.”
Yazza’s Look-and-Book service can be embedded simply into any restaurant websites and will enable customers visiting the site to make an immediate table booking. Once the booking is made the customer receives a confirmation by email. The restaurant can then view all bookings through its real time ‘dashboard’.
Once a restaurant has registered with Yazza, it can then create a professional online presence free of charge. Facilities include the opportunity to promote the restaurant by uploading photography.