When collecting menus to analyze, what if a venue doesn’t have a website - what gets scraped?

Yes, other internet sources can get scraped. In addition to URL menus available on websites, Overproof has numerous other sources for procuring, identifying, and validating menus, including but not limited to scans by Overproof application users in the field and menu sources from external databases. 

  • In the realm of web source alternatives to venue URLs, our core sources are marketplace software such as Toast, ordering sites, menu aggregator sites, Uber Eats, DoorDash, etc.
  • Sites like Instagram and Yelp can be used to validate that there is interaction with the menu.
    • However it is difficult to validate if that menu is the most current version