Simple data scraping scripts needed

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We’re looking to get some scraping tools built so that we can scrape some data from restaurant chain’s websites into our database.

For each chain, your script will need to output the details of each branch in a common CSV format. This data will come from the chains websites themselves, details of which we will provide to you.

The data common to each chain is:-
•’ Chain name
•’ Branch name
•’ Street address
•’ Telephone number
•’ Geographic coordinates (if available)
•’ Notes (any additional details, if available)

There are also some chain-specific fields we will need (for instance, if the site provides data such as wi-fi availability, disabled access etc). We will provide a detailed list of these fields and their possible values.

At present, we are submitting this for 5 chains as a trial run, and if we are happy with your results we will be interested in expanding this to a significant number of similar sites. The five sites at present are easily crawlable, and do not require any forms to be POSTed to retrieve the data. We have checked these, and will check all future sites and provide instructions of how the data can be accessed. There is nothing particularly complex about retrieving the data, and nothing will need to be done to manipulate the data, as we will take care of this.

As mentioned, the data will need to be in a common CSV format, with address data clearly separated (preserving line breaks etc).

The turnaround for this should be no longer than one week.

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