“When you eat, they eat” is the motto of TangoTab, a social and philanthropic company that provides a free app to help feed appetites.  Launching in Austin on Jan. 21, TangoTab is giving Austin a way to help feed the hungry, simply by dining out. The company’s app provides consumers with free restaurant deals, and, every time someone redeems an offer, TangoTab works with its non-profit partners to provide a meal to a person in need.

Have you eaten out lately?  Did you take your smart phone with you?  Then you, too, can easily be part of the movement to end hunger right there in your community – while saving yourself some money at the same time.

“TangoTab’s goal is to bring passionate customers to participating restaurants while simultaneously helping fight the hunger problem here at home,” said Andre Angel, founder and CEO of TangoTab. “We have created a win-win-win model where diners save money, restaurants get traffic when they need it, and the hungry have a meal, too.”

Restaurants that have signed on to the TangoTab mission in Austin include Juan in a Million, III Forks, GreenGos, The Goodnight, Claypit, Cantina Laredo and more. Using TangoTab is a simple process: diners download the free app (on Android or iPhone) and search for restaurant deals in their preferred area. Restaurants partner with TangoTab to get the word out about specials and to fill seats at times that they need diners. When the diner redeems a deal at a restaurant simply by showing their phone screen to the wait staff, the consumer receives the deal, the restaurant gets business, and TangoTab donates a meal to non-profit partner in that diner’s area.

In Austin, TangoTab is excited to partner with local non-profits that are making a difference. TangoTab has agreements to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank, Caritas, and the Eastside Community Connection – all organizations putting help and assistance into growing a sustainable fight against hunger ecosystem in the central Texas area.

Caritas of Austin is excited to partner with Tango Tab,” said Jo Kathryn Quinn, executive director, Caritas of Austin.  “As philanthropy continues to evolve and people look for relevant ways to give back to those in need, platforms like TangoTab allow unique opportunities to do so. Living in a city where people love food, we look forward to partnering with local restaurants to help fight hunger in our community.”

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TangoTab was founded in 2012 as a way to address the significant challenge of hunger right here at home, where one in six Americans will go to bed hungry tonight. TangoTab allows everyone to participate and contribute by simply doing something they love to do — dine out.  And when you eat, they eat.  To date, diners have helped TangoTab contribute more than 235,000 meals to people in need – and the number is growing exponentially.

\”No child or family should have to go hungry. Hunger has far-reaching impacts on our society, with more people going to bed hungry than anyone might expect,” said Angel. “But the opportunity to help by dining out, and asking your social network to do the same, is also exponential.”

TangoTab is also a boon for the restaurant industry, meeting restaurants’ ongoing marketing needs in a flexible, real-time way as a controllable marketing tool that also has a “feel-good” component.  TangoTab enables owners to promote real-time offers to TangoTab users to maximize traffic when the restaurants want it.  The restaurants then pay a nominal fee when the user redeems the offer, which funds meals for the hungry. The app is easy to use, the concept is built around restaurants, and they love the opportunity to feed the hungry just as consumers do – a recipe for sustainable business success.

Based in Dallas, Texas, TangoTab is also available in Austin, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Westchester and Hoboken, and is spreading to other markets across the U.S. The movement is by word-of-mouth and via social networking, as diners can choose to post deals redeemed on their Facebook or Twitter and be a voice for the cause. Diners can also keep tabs on how many meals they and their social networks are providing to local food pantries.  You can also find more information at www.TangoTab.com