PLATE was developed and launched in 2017 by two college students, Gerald Huffman and Thomas Trahan. Being broke college students, the guys realized that they could stretch their dollars a little further and still experience Lafayette, Louisiana by finding bar and restaurant specials and deals. The only problem was that every time each one of them would look, they could never easily find those deals. And, in the off chance that they did find one, that special was more than likely outdated and inaccurate. Together, they decided to solve this problem by actively searching for, collecting, and showing all of those local specials in one easy-to-use app, thus, PLATE was born! With a working prototype, the guys discovered that there was a real need for this app, however, there was one problem: neither of the guys could code. So the search for developers was on!
Filling Out the Team
In February of 2018, Thomas and Gerald found the two outstanding developers/Co-Founders they were looking for: Trent Guillory and Kaleb Matherne. These guys are coding gurus and they knew exactly what it would take to turn the app envisioned into a reality. So, the team is currently working on a BRAND NEW app that is going to be the fastest and easiest way to find the best bar and restaurant deals.
How'd You Come Up With the Name PLATE?
We get this question a lot, so we figured we would answer it here! PLATE is actually an acronym that stands for PLAces To Eat and drink. Clever, right?