SEPTEMBER 8, 2011, 12:05 PM MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Google to Buy Zagat

BY MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED

Google has agreed to buy Zagat, the longtime guide to restaurants around the country, in an effort by the search giant to expand its local offerings.

Terms of the transaction, including price, were not disclosed.

Known for its 30-point scale and its quote-laden reviews, Zagat has grown from a two-page typed list to a global empire with millions of loyal readers and reviewers happy to rave about their favorite restaurants and bars.

via Google to Buy Zagat – NYTimes.com.