HappyHourHere, a Saskatchewan-born app that helps diners easily find the best happy hour specials at restaurants and bars in their area, is now on the west coast, with 138 restaurants and 431 happy hours currently in its Vancouver database, and more being added all the time.
The free app, downloadable from the App Store and Google Play, was created and launched in Saskatchewan last December, and by the end of March this year the overall reach of the app was 35 cities, with 729 restaurants and 2,539 happy hours in the database. The app provides diners with a list of current happy hours and specials, sorted by distance from their location. Details about the happy hour menu items on offer, as well as the address and phone number of the restaurant, are delivered in one seamless app experience.
“It’s a time-and-location based app,” says Ronn Lepage, founder of HappyHourHere. “Diners get a list of partnering restaurants by distance, each listing the current happy hour specials for food and drinks. As well, if you want to plan an outing, the app provides the option of choosing time, date and location in advance. You can also search for specific menu items like ‘wings’ or ‘beer’.”
The app benefits both customers and restaurants, as it allows potential diners access to nearby deals while filling seats in the restaurants at times that are often slower.
“Going out to meet friends is fun, but we think it’s better to have ‘smart fun’, and that’s what this app provides – a way to meet up, maybe try new places, and save money at the same time,” says Lepage.
After 30 years as a partner with Deloitte Consulting, Lepage, a CPA, moved into entrepreneurial roles, first setting up an environmentally-sustainable home construction company, and then creating the HappyHourHere app to help restaurants be more profitable. “As an accountant by profession, I like to see money used wisely,” says Lepage.
In addition to downloading the free app from the App Store and Google Play, diners can follow HappyHourHere on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.