Decide Where to Dine With a Spin of an App

Spotluck supports local spots, including Wilmington and, just recently, downtown Newark.


Photos courtesy of Spotluck.

One question so many couples dread hearing (and answering) is this: “What are we doing for dinner?” Now, a simple app is making the dining out process simple and fun.

Spotluck, a free mobile app which launched in June 2014 with just eight restaurants and a couple hundred users in Rockville, Md., allows users to spin a wheel once per day and receive a smart incentive (between 15 and 35 percent off) to dine at one random restaurant, as well as a 10 percent loyalty discount to all of the other local restaurants. Now, more than 1,250 restaurants across Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware are offering dining deals to hungry diners.

Spotluck launched in Wilmington on July 18 and is currently partnering with 15 local restaurants, including:

  • 2FatGuys American Grill
  • BBC Tavern and Grill
  • Cavanaugh’s Restaurant
  • Chelsea Tavern
  • Chicky’s Pizza Pub
  • Columbus Inn
  • Cromwell's Tavern
  • Dead Presidents Pub & Restaurant
  • Del Pez Mexican Gastropub - Wilmington
  • Ernest & Scott Taproom
  • FireStone Roasting House
  • Mrs. Robino’s Restaurant
  • OldBanks Craft Bistro
  • Scratch Magoo’s
  • Tonic Bar and Grille

On Friday, Aug. 25, Spotluck launched in Newark and is already partnered with seven restaurants, including:

  • Klondike Kate’s
  • Catherine Rooney’s
  • Home Grown Café
  • Caffé Gelato
  • Margherita’s Pizza
  • La Casa Pasta
  • Arena’s Deli & Bar

According to David Klotz, marketing coordinator for Spotluck, Newark was the top-performing neighborhood over the weekend among the Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware markets.

To learn more about Spotluck and to download the app, visit

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