Mr Yum rival Me&u raised $30 million in a round led by Acorn Capital in December 2022 to give the 3.5-year-old startup enough runway for its push to be profitable next financial year. The raise was led by Acorn Capital, with the only acknowledgement of the investment appearing in the ASX-listed (ASX:ACQ) investment company’s December… Read more »
The team behind one of the coolest restaurants in Sydney’s Inner West, Hartsyard, have a new seafood place
Former Hartsyard owners Jarrod Walsh and Dorothy “Dot” Lee are diving back into restaurant game after Easter with a new venue at the Old Clare Hotel in Sydney’s Chippendale, across the road from UTS Startups. Longshore, a seafood-focused restaurant and bar, will open in mid-April at the former Automata site at the Old Clare Hotel, seating… Read more »
Sydney startup Foodini, which helps diners find restaurants that cater to their dietary needs, has raised $700,000 in a pre-Seed funding. Early-stage VC Antler led the round, with participation from 10 other investors including Mendoza Ventures CFO Scott Heyes, Cradle Ventures CIO Robert Nicholls and Justus Hammer, the CEO of Mad Paws. Having launched in… Read more »
The hospitality sector was among the hardest hit during the pandemic lockdowns, leading multiple restaurants to turn to takeaway and other options to survive. And while many have now refocused on getting diners back in their front doors, a Covid pivot to eat-and-serve meals by the team behind the Botanical Hotel in Melbourne’s South Yarra… Read more »
One of the biggest challenges restaurateur Peter Petroulas faced over nearly two decades of running top restaurants at Sydney’s GPO, including Intermezzo, Postales and Prime, was organising to bookings to maximise the use of the dining spaces. Five years ago he decided to develop his own solution to the problem, knowing that existing booking platforms… Read more »
The closure of restaurants and cafes – among many other small businesses – by the Morrison government in response to the growing coronavirus has seen them pivot quickly to takeaway food in order to generate cash flow and hopefully survive. For global tech companies with food deliveries it’s been like shooting fish in a barrel,… Read more »
Supp is an app currently available to hospitality venues in Melbourne that offers casual shifts and connects employers with workers The idea was the brainchild of the couple behind Fitzroy’s Lune Croissanterie Supp is now seeking $1m via equity crowdfunding to take the idea interstate In the last two years, some of the biggest names… Read more »
Bellr is a customer relationship management system for venues, though the cofounders like to call it a ‘PRM’, rather: a patron relationship management platform.
Focused on helping food businesses develop and sell via their own brand rather than putting this in the hands of another service is Order Up.
EatClub aims to help restaurants to fill their empty tables in off-peak or slower periods by helping them communicate deals to diners.
Blending the idea of taste-making with everybody’s love of a good happy hour and other cheap eats is Chug, a Melbourne-based website showcasing all the best happy hours and meal deals at venues around the city.
MealPal is a monthly subscription service connecting members to cheap lunches from partner restaurants
Raising US$15 million earlier this year, MealPal was founded to provide a cheaper way for time-conscious office workers to buy lunch every day.
“It was so obvious the team was so much more excited about tackling this new problem that’s now Tayble than keep beating down the path of Deal Tap.”
Groupee allows users to quickly pay their portion of a bill at a restaurant or cafe, whether they’ve dined with one other person or 20.