Sponsor Spotlight: CLEseats pairs restaurants with Night Market Cleveland
Lauren Kluth, president and founder of CLEseats, is excited to get this summer started. Night Market Cleveland asked her a few questions to find out what amazing opportunities she has up her sleeve for NMCLE attendees and how a great idea was turned into a reality for this festival season.
CLEseats is a new local startup serving the Greater Cleveland area. What niche does CLEseats satisfy that other online deal websites do not?
LK: CLEseats provides Clevelanders the ability to discover local restaurants by location, price range, and food type. What makes CLEseats different than other services is we not only provide the user with an ‘exclusive discount’ at each restaurant, but we display the restaurants’ happy hours, food specials, live entertainment, and what’s going on in-store each week. This allows the user to not only base their decision on the exclusive discount they’ll receive, but also around the restaurants’ daily deals and specials.
What are some special features that CLEseats offers for its users?
All restaurants listed on CLEseats upload their daily specials, exclusive discounts, and all other restaurant information each week, so their pages are kept up to date and accurate. This provides users with a sense of reliability and trust that the deals, menus, hours, and address they see on CLEseats will always be correct. CLEseats provides its users with exclusive discounts that they won’t get anywhere else and they don’t have to pay for in advance.
Why use Cleveland as a launch city for the app and website idea?
I decided to launch CLEseats in Cleveland because of the city’s love for all things Cleveland-related. I knew once Clevelanders found out about CLEseats, they would be so excited to have a tool that allows them to explore the city’s up and coming restaurants and neighborhoods and get an exclusive discount at them!
How is CLEseats sponsoring Night Market Cleveland in 2016? What do you hope that the collaboration will bring to the festival?
CLEseats is sponsoring Night Market Cleveland in 2016 by having 2 CLEseats-sponsored tables at the event and will bring in one new CLEseats restaurant to participate at each event. The restaurants will pass out food and participate the same way as any other vendor, the only difference is that they are a CLEseats sponsored tent, and we’ll be alongside them spreading the word about how they can obtain great discounts at that particular restaurant!
I believe our collaboration with Night Market Cleveland brings more variety to the festival, in that we’ll be bringing restaurants from outside Asiatown to participate in the event and showcase their food to the community. Night Market will be a GREAT opportunity for our vendors to experience Asiatown in all its glory!
What are you most looking forward to during the event?
I’m looking forward to meeting more restaurants and people from Asiatown to be able to work with them in the future. CLEseats would like to expand the list of food types we provide to CLEseats users, so I’d love to meet some new Asian restaurants that would like to be featured on CLEseats! I’m also very excited to bring our list of restaurants to Night Market Cleveland, because they will bring a bit of diversity to the existing lineup!
Are there any new deals going up soon that foodies should start following you for today?
Our deals change each week, and they seem to keep getting better! Our restaurants are really reaching outside of their comfort zone and offering 15-20% off your final bill or free appetizers or desserts; so I would definitely recommend any foodie follow CLEseats to see these deals! CLEseats will be a vendor at multiple events throughout the summer and will continue to grow our list of amazing restaurants.