For the Couple with Everything:

For the Couple with Everything:

Stephanie Barlow
Mar 9, 2011

When is the last time you looked over a wedding registry and wondered if the couple would ever use your gift? Or worse, found a registry so brief you ended up purchasing odds and ends? A few foodies from Chicago founded a website to satisfy a new niche: restaurant registry. works just like other online registries: the couple chooses which restaurants they would like to dine at, how much they would like to spend, and guests can purchase gift cards through the site. Guests can purchase the entire amount or a portion. Much like vacation registries that allow cash contributions to a couple's honeymoon, FoodieRegistry seems more tactful than giving cash and a way to give an experience rather than an item. I could see this working for couples who aren't planning a honeymoon or just those who love dining out (who doesn't?).

Currently the site is active for more than 50 restaurants in the Chicago area, and just expanded to 8 restaurants in San Francisco. Cities like New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Miami, among others, are in the works.

Would you register or purchase a wedding gift on

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