Nothing says “I’m hungry” quite like the ravenous sound of “OM NOM NOM NOM.” Coined by Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster, I think we’ve all been guilty of obnoxiously exclaiming this phrase at least once or twice after finally satiating a major case of the munchies. Aptly-named Omnom.com is a new delivery menu search engine that’s making the last-minute food search a lot easier.
Founded by Justin Seeley and Edward Marsh, Omnom’s service is aimed primarily at college students – college students who are too lazy to get up and walk to Jimmy John’s and would rather click a few buttons to get their Turkey Tom delivered straight to them. (Guilty as charged.)
The site is super easy to use – just enter your address, find restaurants that deliver to you, browse the menu and place your order. No registration or sign-up required. Perfect for those midnight study breaks at the library or those rough Saturday mornings after a night drinking one too many “potent potables.”
But what makes Omnom any different from other delivery menu search engines? The extensive restaurant and city offering, for one. The site has over 10,000 restaurants in 200 cities through a partnership with Eat24hours.com.
Omnom may also be giving popular site CampusFood a run for its money. Rather than displaying restaurants broken down by colleges, Omnom allows you to filter out the places that don’t deliver to your specific location.
“They [CampusFood] fail to offer quality discounts and coupons, don’t have the coverage and options we do, and don’t offer the ability to find only the restaurants that deliver to you,” says Seeley.
The Omnom team will be at our Tech Cocktail Seattle event tonight, so you don’t want to miss out on hearing what the young startup has in the works for the site’s official launch. (Or the chance to tell them how much fun it is to say “Omnom.com.” Seriously, try saying that 10 times fast.)
You can check out the Omnom beta site here.