Frequently Asked Questions

What is Zazzco?

Our mission is to make it easy to explore, enjoy and save on great local food. Zazzco members save 15% to 50% when they dine at Zazzco restaurants and inform our restaurant rankings so you know what to try next. Anyone can see our easy-to-read restaurant profiles but only Zazzco members can save money at local restaurants and influence the restaurant rankings.

How do I redeem a discount?

After logging into Zazzco, members visit the restaurant's profile and press the blue "Use the Deal" button on their smart phone's web browser. This brings up the offer to show to your server. Your server will press the "Deal Accepted" button and apply the discount to your bill. You must use a smart phone to redeem an offer. If you are not a Zazzco member yet you can sign up for a two week free trial to start saving.

How much does membership cost and how much will I save?

All Zazzco members get a two week free trial and then pay $4.99 per month. Members save 15% to 50% every time they visit a Zazzco restaurant and typically save $20 to $80 every month. Membership more than pays for itself if you dine out once per month.

Is there a minimum purchase at restaurants when I use Zazzco?

Percentage discounts do not have a minimum purchase but they do have a maximum discount (e.g. 50% off with a max savings of $20.) $10 off deals have either a $20, $25 or $30 minimum purchase. All the details are indicated on each restaurant listing.

Is there a limit to how often I can use Zazzco to save $10?

Members can use Zazzco four times per month at each restaurant. We put this limit in place to protect our restaurant partners from overuse but still give our members plenty of chances to save at their favorite spots. For example, if there are three Zazzco locations near you you can use Zazzco up to twelve times each month (four times at each location.) Zazzco more than pays for itself if you eat out once per month and most members save more than $400 per year.

How do Zazzco restaurant rankings work?

Rankings are based on what restaurants members favorite and how often they visit each location. We believe that it is more meaningful to simply ask people what their favorite places are, instead of averaging many different types of ratings. Ratings such as "4.2 out of 5 stars" are often unhelpful when trying to evaluate a new place—we believe that our rankings are more clear, as they guarantee that only the best places receive a high rank. Our members constantly update their favorites lists as they try new places or re-evaluate old favorites, which allows us to more accurately reflect changes in the local restaurant scene. Importantly, we only invite restaurants to Zazzco that we feel are quality establishments so even lower ranked restaurants are still better than your average place!

I heard there is a free trial to become a Zazzco member?

That's correct. All Zazzco members get their first two weeks free to check it out. You can use as many deals as you like during that time and can cancel before being charged if you decide Zazzco membership isn't right for you.

If I cancel my membership will my favorites list still count in the rankings?

Nope. We have to take canceled accounts out of the rankings because otherwise restaurant owners could make accounts, favorite their business and then cancel to easily influence the rankings.

How much does Zazzco cost for restaurants?

Zazzco is completely free for restaurants. Restaurants have to be local and interesting to be listed on Zazzco but they never pay to be on the site.

I own a restaurant. How do I sign up for Zazzco?

Just send us a message via the contact form or send an email to so we can get in touch with you to see if you are a good fit for our site.

Are there ads on Zazzco?

There are no ads on Zazzco because our business model is built around providing an amazing service to our members and users instead of to advertisers.

What if my question isn't answered?

You can ask us anything via the contact form or by sending an email to We'll get back to you within two business days or less.