Prakhar Bhandari, Nathaniel Chan, Emmanuel Genene, Vincent Gubitosi
When getting a meal with a few friends of colleagues, the distance and travel time to a
restaurant is often a main concern, whether it is a quick lunch break from work, or a dash for food
between classes. There are many cases where individuals in a group are in different initial locations,
and often times they try to find a common ground where a restaurant is closest to all of them.
It is clear that this is an opportunity for an improvement in efficiency. With the Yelp dataset, an
effective database application would provide the functionality that solves this exact problem.
Our application aims to find the optimal distance and travel time to a restaurant for a group of
people. Optimal distance and travel time includes the absolute distance from the restaurant, and the
modes of transport taken by individuals. For example, if two people are trying to find a restaurant to eat
that will them both roughly the same amount of time to reach, and one has a bicycle and the other is
walking, the restaurant chosen should be closer to the person that is walking.