Maegan aimed at revolutionizing how diners order

The way Cris Jucan saw it, he could use his cellphone to find a restaurant, plan dinner with his friends and order a taxi to bring him there, so why not use it as a menu too? Working from an office at Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue, the enterprising programmer and his business partner, midtown resident Brenda Crainic, developed an app they have called “maegan” to replace a restaurant’s paper-and-plastic menu with a user’s cellphone.

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Keeping it in the family

David Zammit says he can still remember the day he decided to join the family business. It was a Saturday afternoon, and he was working a shift at Bernardi’s Antiques, then located on Hillsdale Avenue East. He was “19 or 21” and attending York University. He was frustrated because he wasn’t getting the courses he wanted. There were other reasons: a history buff in high school, Zammit, now 45 and co-owner of the family business, enjoyed discovering the stories behind the antiques his parents, Paul and Grace, appraised and sold.

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