Welcome to The COURSE™️ App

COURSE™ is the only digital dining guide that employs deep learning SmartTechnology to learn what you like and generate truly personalized recommendations.

Discovering your next favorite dish is always an adventure. COURSE™️ is there as your personal field guide and trusted advisor to provide you with invaluable help along your way.

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COURSE is like having a friend in every city (with a perfect memory) who gets to know you well enough to make solid dining recommendations whenever you want them. It doesn’t matter where the restaurants are located, how many other people like them or how much they spend on advertising because COURSE will only recommend restaurants that are specifically suited to your own personal taste and individual preferences.
— Josh Sapienza

“Taste is personal; which is why, if you’re like most people, you occasionally struggle with deciding where to have dinner or grab a drink... especially when you’re traveling or learning your way around a new city.

In fact, an overwhelming majority of us turn to online reviews when trying to make such a decision.

But online reviews are not only tainted by bias, they’re bought and sold every day… which is why they’re not only unreliable, they’re often damaging as well.

So I asked myself - If any employee with an ax to grind can post a negative review, positive reviews are buried beneath the negative ones (unless the operator pays to play) and McDonald’s has 5 star ratings in almost every city across America… who’s really benefiting from these sites anyway? It’s neither the restaurants nor you.

That’s why my team and I set out to develop the world’s most personalized approach to restaurant recommendations.

We call it COURSE™️.

COURSE™️ ignores the public reviews and, instead, makes personalized dining recommendations by collecting, crowdsourcing, classifying and cross-referencing the most valuable opinions on the planet - yours.

Instead of having to rely on the personal opinions of others... COURSE™️ lets you rely on your own opinions. The artificial intelligence software gradually learns what makes you happy and then generates a list of restaurant recommendations specifically suited to your own personal taste and individual preferences.

When you download the COURSE™️ app, you begin to develop your Personal Taste Profile by taking Food Personality Quizzes and privately reviewing some of the restaurants you’ve already been to.

You can answer as many, or as few, of those questions as you’d like; but the more questions you answer ....and the more restaurants you privately review on COURSE™️ the more COURSE™️ will be able to accurately predict which restaurants are your favorites... including the ones you haven't even tried yet.

COURSE™️ is like having a friend in every city (with a perfect memory) who gets to know you well enough to make solid dining recommendations whenever you want them.

It doesn’t matter where the restaurants are located, how many other people like them or how much money they spend on advertising because COURSE™️ doesn't just suggest the most popular restaurants according to reservation websites or the ones most highly rated by other critics.

This is a level of personalization that every one deserves and we’re offering it to not only better serve you - but to also level the playing field for smaller independent restaurants who might not be able to afford a location on Main Street or a social media management firm to help them “game” the system.

We’ll be launching the beta version of the COURSE™️ app at the end of the summer but you can sign up now to help us test the prototype.

If you do, your lifetime subscription to COURSE™️ is on us.

We’ll also be releasing some information about the enterprise version soon… but can tell you now: It’ll open the door to a wealth of anonymous data for any restaurant or hotel operator interested in benchmarking their food & beverage sales by taking a closer look at: where, when and what their guests are eating.”

-Josh Sapienza | Hawser Inc.



Up until now, discovering your favorite restaurants required either rolling the dice or following the crowd but... if your tastes happen to differ from friends, family, colleagues or even the most discerning diners; COURSE collects, crowdsources, classifies and then cross-references private restaurant ratings and compares them with your own unique preferences and personal tastes in order to generate the world's most personalized recommendations.



COURSE is merging technology with hospitality in order to enhance guest experiences with our proprietary predictive intelligence and AI fueled deep learning.

Your field guide to all things food & beverage is driven by deep personalization. That means we recognize and leverage the most valuable opinions on the planet - yours.

COURSE gradually gets to know your individual tastes and preferences in order to make the most reliable personalized recommendations on the planet - wherever you are...or plan to be.



It's literally (and we don't take the word "literally" lightly) impossible to slam a restaurant on COURSE because your ratings are kept private instead of broadcasting them for the anyone to see.

Every rating is kept confidential and used productively in order to learn precisely what makes you happy.

The more you use COURSE, the more accurately it will be able to predict the places and menu items you’re most likely to enjoy.

The only person affected by negative ratings on the COURSE network, is the person giving the negative ratings - since each person’s ratings affect their own pool of results when seeking recommendations. Looking for a soapbox? This aint it.



When you download COURSE by Hawser, you're presented with a series of brief questionnaires that help develop your Personal Taste Profile™. Your answers to these questions (in conjunction with your private restaurant ratings and reviews) help to feed the neural net algorithm which gradually learns more and more about your: likes, dislikes, expectations and even how willing you might be to try something new.

Answer as many (or as few) of these questions as you like but remember… the more restaurants you privately review and more quizzes you complete, the better COURSE can serve you.

Upon formal launch, COURSE will be offered on a subscription basis (99cents/mo) because we believe it’s far better to buy a product than to be one.

In exchange for a nominal monthly fee, COURSE will provide you with a valuable 24/7 guidance that gets better and better the more you use it.

They say paying isn’t popular but paying for this service is what makes it possible for us to deliver an uncorrupted, agnostic, ad-free / spam-free experience while protecting your name and personal information from being sold or shared for: targeting and cross-promotional marketing, unwanted solicitations or leveraging your online activity or holding restaurants hostage.



Sometimes it’s hard for restaurants to get the word out and, ironically, many restaurant rating and review sites have a tendency to actually hurt good restaurants (and artificially inflate bad ones).

By keeping the reviews (and the reviewers) private, and preventing restaurants from advertising with us; COURSE is not only able to maintain the integrity of the recommendation but is also able to mitigate the propensity for herd mentality which not only damages some restaurants’ reputations but jeopardizes the employment of those who work so hard to maintain it.

We’re eliminating the negative effects of pay-to-play platforms, fake reviews, purchased reviews and reviews by those who have an ax to grind…simply by taking all of that out of the COURSE equation altogether.

We don't think anyone’s opinion is more valuable than another’s. We don’t want bias or negativity to unduly influence people's opinions with pre-conceived notions or limit anyone's interest in trying something new.

Every one’s opinion matters. That’s why we're supporting diverse tastes here instead of selling anyone else’s opinion or catering to the lowest common denominator.

Sign up now for early access at: thecourseapp.com

Our beta testers enjoy free memberships for life.