Yesterday I teased that I would be starting on a new project today so here it is. The project is Eatkauai.com, a online directory of menus from restaurants around the island. Here’s the breakdown.
Problem: Whenever my girlfriend and I want to go out to eat, we have trouble deciding where to go, and figuring out what restaurants are serving. Especially when putting in take out orders, we usually end up ordering the same thing because we don’t know what else they serve. Many Kauai restaurants do not have their own website so trying to figure out what to order at a place like Monico’s (one of our favorites) is always a problem.
Solution: Create a website that categorizes restaurants by location, cuisine, and meals served that offers menus for as many restaurants as we can get. There are other menu websites currently available but because they are trying to adopt print medium advertising concepts, they fail at being effective online.
Goals: To provide an easy to use resource for Kauai residents and visitors and help them with their dining decisions. To help restaurants connect to potential customers online. To get the site up in just 1 week and document the entire process.
Costs: I plan to keep costs for this project under $500.
- Domain and hosting = $230 for 2 years (server will be used to host future sites as well – depreciate cost)
- stickers other promotional items $150
Like I said above in goals, I will be documenting the entire process of creating this site, so stay tuned for updates. I’m calling this my “Website in a Week” challenge. Also if you are on Kauai, think this is a neat idea and would like to help out, please contact me or leave a comment. I could use all the help I could get.