What Is Swarm Dining?

Swarm dining is when a group chooses a restaurant of choice and dines at the restaurant within a certain time frame. The goal is to essentially “blow up” their social media with reviews and images of the food you have received during your visit to said restaurant. Good, bad or indifferent, your words matter.


How does one “blow up” social media? It’s simple, really. Find their yelp, facebook, twitter, google places and foursquare and review the meal you have just received. It is important to hit as many social media outlets for the restaurant to provide a healthy review for their page. A good organizer will provide several proper social media links for easy reviewing on the day of the swarm dining experience. This organizer will be sure to help provide these links on our designated day of swarming. Foursquare offers badges for swarms of a certain amount. There are two types of swarms, a Value Swarm and a Swarm Choice Award


In the case of Arlington Foodies, we are using swarm dining as a “reward” system for the restaurant for whom we hold in high regard. So, being thorough is important to promote their successes and productivity. Thank you so much for participating in our “swarm dining”. We hope to make this a tradition among our community. Let’s have fun with this and hope it helps validate some of our favorite hang outs. After all, if we chose them, they must be doing “something” right, yes?