The idea for GastonEats came to us back in 2012 based on how difficult it was to find information online for local choices for a night-out to dinner. So few restaurants had their info and menu’s online and you could never tell if the information that was online was current or accurate. Even National review sites left a lot to be desired.
We started out by creating a Facebook discussion group; which now has over 17,500 members and is an active community full of “foodies” and just folks comparing places, posting reviews and giving each other suggestions.
No offense to all of the big chain restaurants of the world, but we love the idea of focusing on, and supporting, locally-owned spots. We like spending money supporting local businesses because the overwhelming majority of that money stays in the local economy. Beyond that, nothing compares to the variety, selection and charm you’ll find in our Gaston County restaurants.