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.
Queanbeyan startup myBUZZ is an admin portal where businesses can automatically or manually communicate directly to customers, replacing the age old buzzer and pager. A business can send confirmation messages to customers on their order and the expected wait time.
Sydney startup TwoSpace connects those in need of a workspace with restaurants that are usually closed during the day and formalise the whole process.
To remove waiting times at restaurants and improve the overall customer experience is London-based and Brisbane-founded app Boppl. The app is a mobile ordering and payment platform that allows customers to order food and drinks from venues via their phone.
Quandoo announces milestones of 1 million diners seated and 2,000 restaurant partners after 1st Australian birthday
After a quiet few months for the local foodtech space, German-founded restaurant booking company Quandoo has announced two milestones after a year in Australia, having seated 1 million diners and signed up over 2,000 restaurant partners.