Restaurants grabs $33M Series B to improve online guest experiences for mom-and-pop restaurants

Owner recently tapped into AI technology for its new email marketer feature that produces an email in the restaurant owner's style and tone.

Yooga wants its restaurant operating system to be ‘Toast of Latin America’

Yooga provides software for restaurants to manage orders, send orders to the kitchen, last-mile delivery and control inventory and cash flow.

DoorDash tests a feature that rewards users for dining out, not ordering in

DoorDash has made a name for itself as a restaurant delivery service that has in later years expanded to categories like groceries and convenience store items. But the company is now running a test of

Superorder raises $10M to help restaurants maintain their online presence

Raghav Poddar was studying computer science at Columbia University when he became intrigued by the challenges restaurant owners were facing maintaining an online presence. A self-described “food

Amazon is testing dine-in payments in India

After shutting down its food delivery business last year, Amazon India is now experimenting with dine-in payments. The company has initiated a limited introduction of bill payments at restaurants usin

Restaurant365 gobbles up $135M to supersize its software for the food service industry

The price of food continues to go up and up, but surprisingly that hasn’t (yet?) played out as pressure on the wider restaurant industry. Now, a startup that’s building technology to serve

Presto can now make Santa, celebrities, ‘appear’ in your drive-thru

The goal is to help restaurants increase sales by offering upsells, reduce wait times, improve order accuracy and just delight customers.

SaaS platform klikit saves restaurant kitchens from ‘tablet hell’

The proliferation of delivery services give customers many options but means chaos for busy restaurants that need to manage orders across multiple apps and channels. Many kitchens handle this by juggl

Holey Grail Donuts bites into $9M for Los Angeles retail expansion

The Hawaii company's taro donut is fried in organic, fair trade coconut oil and comes with over 60 different flavors.

Signaling tough times ahead, ChowNow lays off employees

ChowNow, a startup that builds branded online ordering systems for restaurants, today announced layoffs internally, TechCrunch has learned. According to several sources who spoke to this reporter on t

Bear Robotics targets restaurant staffing shortages with another $81M raise

One of the most interesting things about following food robotics startups over the past couple of years is tracking all of the different tasks companies are looking to automate, from prep to delivery.

Coatue leads another infusion into Lunchbox, which sees ghost kitchens leading restaurant tech revolution

The New York-based company is developing online ordering tools for enterprise restaurant chains and ghost kitchens to act as a restaurant’s entire digital tech stack.

Stanford engineers team up with Michelin-star chef to build modular restaurants

Mezli's prototype robot restaurant is up and running and serving customers Mediterranean-style grain bowls and side dishes from the company’s KitchenTown location in San Mateo.

Creadev seasons Salted with new funding for its QSR brands

Salted created six brands so far, including moonbowls, Califlower Pizza and lulubowls, and serves food from Chinese takeout to pizza to salads.

Vendease gets $3.2M to help hotels and restaurants buy food supplies in Africa

Vendease, an online marketplace that allows restaurants and other food businesses to buy supplies straight from manufacturers and farms, has raised a seed round of $3.2 million, the company confirmed

CookUnity whips up nationwide expansion following $47M round

CookUnity combines the ready-to-eat meal category with a chef-focused business model that provides restaurant-quality meals at home.

YC-backed Tablevibe’s customer surveys help restaurants reduce their reliance on delivery apps

Food delivery apps offer convenience for customers, but a host of headaches for restaurants, like commissions as high as 40% and very few tools to build customer loyalty. Based in Singapore, Tablevibe

Easy Eat AI raises $5M to help Southeast Asian restaurants digitize their operations

Easy Eat AI, a Singapore-based startup that wants to “transform restaurants into technology companies,” announced today it has raised $5 million in funding. Easy Eat AI offers an operating system

Deliverect gobbles up $65M for a platform that streamlines online and offline food orders

Restaurants rode a wave of usage of food delivery services like Deliveroo, Uber Eats and DoorDash in the last year, discovering new revenues and ways to connect with diners to offset the fact that in-

Investors get a rise out of Walmart’s agreement to stock more Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat shares soared today on the heels of an announcement that Walmart is beefing up its relationship with the purveyor of meatless protein patties, sausages, and balls. 900 stores will now be s
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