Online review hub Yelp has launched local deals in Chicago, hoping to get a foothold in the daily deals space pioneered by Groupon.
Yelp Deals launched Tuesday in Chicago, becoming the fourth city for the company’s local offers program. The other cities are San Diego, New York and San Francisco.
The first Yelp deal for Chicago is a $50 voucher for food and drinks at Mexican restaurant La Ciudad for $25. The company said it sees the local offers as “a natural extension” of the marketing and advertising tools it provides to merchants.
Yelp Deals come out on Tuesdays and Thursdays.