Taco Bell, KFC owner says data stolen during ransomware attack
Yum Brands, the parent company of fast-food chains KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has confirmed that company data was stolen in a ransomware attack. TechCrunch first learned of an apparent incident aff
Butler shows hundreds of employees the door after raising $50M for room service delivery
On May 16, Butler Hospitality, an on-demand platform for room service and amenities, sent an email to vendors that might have been considered reassuring under other circumstances. “We are writin
Grubhub’s free lunch promo creates a literal ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ for NYC restaurants
Grubhub offered free lunch to everyone in New York City yesterday. What could go wrong? Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., New Yorkers could use a Grubhub promo code to get a $15 discount on lunch. Naturally
The Food Lab, an Egyptian cloud kitchen provider, raises $4.5M pre-seed for expansion
Per reports, Egyptians spend about 30% of their income on food in a $17 billion restaurant industry, one of the largest in Africa and the Middle East. Yet restaurants in this North African nation ope
Ghost Financial whips up new capital into finance tools for ghost kitchens
After operating his own ghost kitchen, Keto Kitchen, in Austin for the past year, serial entrepreneur John Meyer saw that fintech resources for the industry were lacking. When Keto Kitchen had good sa
DishDivvy serves up marketplace for on-demand, home-cooked food
Etsy was the inspiration for DishDivvy’s marketplace, which aims to reduce the additional overhead costs for its home cooks.
Parrot, a tool for digitizing Mexico’s restaurants, takes in $9.5M
ParrotConnect is a point-of-sale software for restaurants enabling them to digitize and take advantage of the home delivery boom to accelerate growth.
Melbourne-based mobile ordering platform Mr Yum lands $65M led by Tiger Global
QR code ordering at restaurants has been around for years, but the pandemic increased its adoption as social distancing and hygiene measures went into place. Mr Yum, a Melbourne-based mobile ordering
a16z, Base Partners cook up $15M in funding for Colombia cloud kitchen concept Foodology
Foodology collects data on user preferences and cross-references that with nearby food options in a geographical area to manage the end-to-end creation of original dishes with delivery.
Sunday raises $100 million for its fast restaurant checkout flow
Sunday, a startup that didn’t exist just a few months ago, has raised a $100 million Series A funding round. Today’s funding round is led by Coatue with participation from partners of DST Global.
MarginEdge, a restaurant management software company, raises $18M
MarginEdge’s tool is a restaurant management app that works with a business’ point of sale to streamline inventory, cost-tracking, ordering and recipes to eliminate the paperwork.
Forward Kitchens cooks up $2.5M to transform existing kitchens into digital storefronts
Forward Kitchens provides a turnkey tool for restaurants to set up an online presence.
WoodSpoon’s food delivery service cooks up support for home chefs with $14M round
The co-founders reached out to local home chefs and gathered them together in a marketplace where they could share their culture and passion of food with others.
ResQ raises $7.5 million to make back of the house top of mind
Entrepreneur Kuljeev Singh has had a three-course meal in the restaurant business. He was an angel investor in ChefHero, a part-time owner in an Australian-style meat pie shop and, now, is the founder
Private chef parties at home startup Yhangry raises $1.5M seed from VC angels and Ollie Locke
There’s an “Uber for everything” these days, and now there are “Ubers for personal chefs”. Just take a look at PopTop or 100 Pleats for instance. Now in London, there is Yhangry (which brand
Backed by YC, Vendease is building Amazon Prime for restaurants in Africa
For small and mid-sized restaurants in Nigeria and most of Africa, food procurement can be a complex process to manage. The system is such that a business can easily run out of money or have considera
Spying a pivot to ghost kitchens, SoftBank’s second Vision Fund pours $120 million into Ordermark
“We’re building a decentralized ghost kitchen,” is a sentence that could launch a thousand investor calls, and Alex Canter, the chief executive officer behind Ordermark, knows it. Th
Kbox picks up £12M additional funding to let underused commercial kitchens do takeout for delivery
Kbox Global, the U.K. startup that turns underused commercial kitchen space into takeout delivery hubs — therefore helping existing kitchens generate much-needed revenue — has raised £12
Uber Eats customers have given $3 million in direct contributions to restaurants
Uber Eats customers have given $3 million in direct contributions to restaurants using a new feature on the app designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The milestone caps off a related campaign
Gousto, a UK meal-kit service, raises another $41M as business booms under lockdown
Food delivery — be it ready-made restaurant meals, groceries, or anything in between — has seen a huge surge of activity in the last few weeks as people have sheltered in place to slow dow