In January, the NY Times ranked Oakland the 5th most desirable city to visit worldwide. Oakland’s vibrant restaurant scene has also brought it regional and national renown as the hottest up and coming destination for "foodies."
Having been founded in Oakland, Marqeta reached out to the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and brainstormed ideas for making the most of all the attention. The result is a revolutionary new way for cities all around the country to increase local commerce and support growth, all using the +M Platform: Explore Oakland.
Through Marqeta (marqeta.com/exploreoakland), locals and visitors pay anywhere from $40 to $400, and immediately get 25% more money to spend across any of Oakland’s participating restaurants. Yes, that’s $100 more in some of the area’s best dining experiences.
In addition, consumers have the option to support Oakland’s public schools through our partnership with GO Public Schools (link) and a matching donation. Oakland keeps commerce in Oakland, consumers get more of Oakland’s great food, and schools get more for textbooks and art programs. Everybody wins.
To learn more about how +M can help your city, call (888) 462-7738 or