It’s almost 11. If I don’t make a move soon, I’m going to hit the brunch rush and have to wait two hours for a decent breakfast. The problem is, I don’t know what I want. I’m not in the mood for anything. I just want something good.

There’s so much food out there, but few services to truly make sense of it all. Google can direct you to the nearest Chipotle — that’s great. Yelp can show me the best Mexican spots around town, sure. But there’s only one app that knows where I’ve been, understands my carnitas obsession, and shows the best places nearby based on that information.

Yet Foursquare hasn’t broken through to the masses, and it has just a fraction of Yelp’s 138 million monthly users. The check-in feature that Foursquare’s best known for has obscured its useful recommendations engine, so the company had to make a change. In early May, Foursquare offloaded check-ins to a new standalone app, Swarm, and rebranded around a new vision for intelligent, personal recommendations.

To beat Yelp and Google, however, Foursquare’s going to have to do more than educate the masses about the virtues of its technology. It’s going to have to prove that the 5 billion check-ins and 55 million tips it’s gathered are enough to fuel the best recommendation engine. This is the goal of Foursquare 8.0, launching today for iPhone and Android. The new app cuts through Foursquare’s massive corpus of data to answer one question: what if your food-finding app knew your favorite restaurants, but also your favorite foods?