and Cyberchefs Team Up to Offer Online Food Ordering To Home or Office

MINNEAPOLIS, June 23, 1998 — Whether you are stuck in the office and need food or you just feel too tired to cook, you don’t have to settle for calling the same old carryout place. The Twin Cities Sidewalk
city guide and Cyberchefs today introduced online food ordering to the home or office. Users can view menus from more than 60 participating restaurants ranging from D’Amico to Champps and Christos to Famous Dave’s, then order the food they want.

The process is simple. Log on to . Click on
“order food online”
or go to the restaurant finder page and search for a favorite restaurant. Place an order and await delivery. Then enjoy your meal. Those who check out this new service will have a chance to win a year of free lunches.

“Sidewalk is about options and about customizing information to meet our users’ needs,”
said Lisa Dinndorf, Sidewalk general manager.
“We’re pleased to be the first online guide to offer online food ordering and provide our users with a variety of restaurant choices even when they are planning to eat at home or work.”

To sign up for the service, users furnish name, address and e-mail address. Cyberchefs
e-mails each user a password for access. The system identifies which restaurants serve the delivery address provided. Users indicate their restaurant and food item choices, where and when they want the food delivered, and the preferred method of payment (cash, check or credit card). There is no charge for using the Cyberchefs service.

Cyberchefs is a revolutionary, custom-built system through which users can place an

order for food right on Cyberchefs’ Web site and have it delivered to their home by Gourmet Express, the Twin Cities’ premier food delivery service (delivery charges apply). The sleek and innovative Cyberchefs interface allows for an easy and quick order process.

“Cyberchefs offers the latest technology for ordering food online, giving customers the flexibility they desire,”
said David Marcus, Cyberchefs CEO.
“Not only can you choose from the 60 plus participating restaurants, you can recommend restaurants you would like to see added to our service.”

Sidewalk, the online entertainment guide, is published by Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Sidewalk is the personalized online consumer guide that helps consumers get ideas and make decisions about where to go and what to see, do and buy in their area. From concerts to movies, restaurants and sporting events, Sidewalk provides previews, reviews and even customized suggestions about what’s happening every day. Sidewalk is available in Seattle; New York; Boston; Houston; Denver; Minneapolis/St. Paul; San Francisco; San Diego; Washington, D.C.; and Sydney, Australia. Sidewalk is scheduled to be available in the top 50 U.S. cities by the end of 1998.

Sidewalk is free on the World Wide Web (connect-time charges may apply) at and is a featured offering on The Microsoft Network at .

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and

personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

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