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This article was published on September 9, 2013

Foursquare now lets you search 43 million menu items from over 500,000 restaurants

Foursquare now lets you search 43 million menu items from over 500,000 restaurants
Emil Protalinski
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Emil Protalinski

Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Foursquare today announced a small but very useful update to its mobile apps. The company has expanded its Explore search to include full menus.

That means if you’re looking for a place to eat, but you’re more interested in the specific dish than the location, Foursquare can help you out. “Type in the dish you’re looking for and we’ll scour our menu database of over 43 million menu items from over half a million places to find exactly what you’re looking for,” the company boasts.

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When you type what you want into Foursquare, the app will show you all the restaurants nearby that serve that dish, as well as information straight from their menus. All you need is the latest version, for Android, iOS, or BlackBerry.