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A company that’s building software for restaurants that helps them manage their menus, guest lists and food orders.

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Idea: A startup that uses AI to help restaurants optimize their menus, ensuring that no item is priced too high or too low for the quality that it offers

640

 Grow is building a set of tools for restaurants, enabling them to manage their menus, design their menus, and automate their ordering and delivery processes.

260

A platform for “pay-at-the-table” service restaurants.

176

A food delivery service that uses a network of personal chefs to create a personalized meal based on the order. The startup has also launched a restaurant-delivery service that provides delivery 24/7.

123

A startup that helps restaurants quickly take and sell photos of their food

121

A platform that helps people find out if a restaurant is halal, or if it’s clean and healthy.

120

A new online service for monitoring food safety by connecting restaurants to their city’s local health department, so they can get regular reminders about things like food safety.

117

A company that helps restaurants review their food, and give customers ratings, which they hope will help improve online food ordering.

111

A startup building a tool that helps companies track and manage their expenses. The startup is working on tracking and managing expenses for restaurants, hotels, and other businesses.

106

A platform for restaurants to offer delivery and delivery drivers to order delivery items.

104

A review platform for restaurants. Users can rate restaurants on their service, experience, and food quality.

100

Fetch is a platform for food delivery. Unlike Grubhub, Fetch offers more than just food delivery. The startup is using the same data it collects on its deliveries to help restaurants build better menus and make food-ordering easier.

99

A food truck that turns every meal into a voucher, for use at any restaurant. The startup wants to make food more efficient, so that everyone can eat more.

99

A "social media for food" that brings restaurants and chefs together to create new menus and recipes.

98

A B2B company that provides software solutions to restaurants and bars wherein you can order ahead by text, email, and phone.

97

A SaaS-based solution meant to help restaurants manage their “digital kitchen”.

94

A tool for restaurants that allows them to sell their surplus food at lower prices to their customers.

94

A company that helps restaurants secure contracts with their suppliers.

92

A tool that automates some of the manual steps involved in running a company. It’s designed to help companies like restaurants and hotels manage expenses.

90

Amira is helping the restaurant industry automate its back-of-house operations. Amira currently works with a few hundred restaurants.

88

A startup that’s building a service that allows users to search for nearby restaurants, bars, and other places to eat or drink, and then book reservations on their phone.

88

A platform to connect suppliers to restaurants with the goal of increasing food security in the developing world.

88

A startup that helps restaurants and hoteliers use their smartphones to manage reservations and reservations via SMS.

87

A delivery app that uses Uber, GrubHub and Postmates to dispatch delivery orders from a restaurant menu. This is a B2B app for restaurants to manage their delivery operations

87

A company that’s building search engine tools for search engine optimization for restaurants.

87

A food delivery business that uses an app to make a restaurant delivery within 15 minutes.

86

A startup that does "reverse auction" for restaurant, bar, and retail seats. It charges a fee to the seller for the listing, and pays the buyer a percentage of the sale price.

85

A platform for sharing, finding, and verifying restaurant ratings, based on the way Yelp operates.

83

A smartphone app that helps people find the closest restaurant to them based on their proximity

82

A platform for food safety and quality control, building a “food stamp for restaurants”

82

A shortcut to finding new restaurants in a given city

82

A company that lets you “quickly build out your own restaurant”, with a kit that includes everything you need to get going.

82

A platform for restaurant review sites to share data about their users.

81

A startup that delivers meals from restaurants to people who are too sick to cook for themselves

80

A location-based service that aims to bring the real-time chatter of restaurant reviews to the table. It’s targeting customers with $25 meals or more that don’t have a reservation.

80

A platform that allows restaurants to create reservations in real time

79

A B2B platform that allows restaurants to print their own takeout menus.

79

A startup that works with restaurants to provide them with the tools they need to “self-serve” their customers. The startup wants to make it easier and more profitable for restaurants to provide meal delivery.

79

A new type of restaurant that delivers meals, but instead of ordering food online, you get to pick it up at a store. The app will be available in the next few months.

79

A startup that allows restaurants to become cashless.

78

Deliveroo is a food delivery service that allows restaurants to use their app to take orders for their customers, with the option to customize the meal or package it for individual delivery. It already has 2.4 million users within the UK and a service that is growing more than 100% year-over-year.

78

A free mobile app that helps you find things to do in your neighborhood for free, offering nearby events, nearby restaurants, nearby bars, and more.

78

A startup that helps restaurants to monitor what people are eating in their restaurants

77

This startup is working on a platform that will allow restaurants to track what customers are ordering without the restaurant having to install and manage a server.

77

Aspiring to be a Tinder for food delivery, this startup is building a mobile app that helps users find food from local restaurants.

77

Let’s call this app the “Uber for food”. This is a restaurant-on-demand service that can be triggered via a mobile app.

77

An online food ordering and delivery platform that uses an in-app feature to review restaurants and take reservations.

77

Food delivery for restaurant kitchens — the company provides a central platform for kitchens to manage orders, and payment is handled via a proprietary service that only the restaurants can use

77

A firm that helps 1,500+ restaurants and other food establishments sell food online in the US

77

From the founders of digital agency All Day I Dream About Food, a platform aimed at helping restaurants and chefs improve food quality and service.

76

A company that helps small businesses and restaurants list and promote their restaurant on Yelp.

76

If you’ve been to a restaurant in the United States, chances are you’ve left a tip. But what happens to that tip What if that tip was shared with the next person who dined at the same restaurant Farbric’s app cuts out the middleman, allowing the restaurant to keep more of that cash.

76

A startup that helps restaurants reduce costs by automating their point-of-sale systems, so they can focus on other areas of their business.

76

A startup that provides a service where people can hire someone to go to restaurants with them and make suggestions about the menu

75

A customer engagement platform that helps restaurants, banks, and other businesses engage with customers.

75

A mobile app that helps people find local cafes and restaurants. The startup, based in San Francisco, is pitching its app as a Yelp for food.

75

Small but growing business that helps retailers and restaurants get paid faster

75

A platform that helps restaurants manage their supply chain and order inventory to keep the stores stocked. The startup was acquired by the parent company of Whole Foods.

74

A platform that helps restaurants provide better service while still being able to spend less on labor.

74

A food delivery service that will deliver “all-natural” meals from a community of home cooks that the company says will be better for the environment than restaurants.

74

A platform that makes it easy for restaurants to streamline the food order process for both customers and their back-of-house staff.

74

A simple tool for cafes and restaurants to manage and track the flow of their daily payments, with the ability to see trends and gain insights. The team came up with the idea while working at a local cafe in San Francisco.

73

A startup that allows you to order take-out from a local restaurant and pay for it with your phone.

73

A startup looking to help restaurant workers and their customers manage their time more efficiently, with a dashboard and scheduling software.

73

A platform for users to rate their favorite restaurants, and a business for restaurants to use to grow their customer base.

73

A company that allows owners of small kiosks, restaurants, cafes, and retail stores to sell their wares via a mobile app.

73

The team behind @TOH, a restaurant recommendation app, is building a system to help restaurants track their food waste and find solutions to it.

73

A company that looks to make it easier for people to order delivery from restaurants through their cell phone, using an app.

72

The startup is building a system that lets restaurant operators do inventory management automatically, which is difficult because of the high number of variables involved in managing inventory, from the type of food to how it’s portioned and stored.

72

A startup that helps restaurants track their daily expenses using a combination of Near Field Communication (NFC) and wireless data.

72

A company that helps restaurants deliver delivery right to customers’ doorsteps. The founders say they have over 200 restaurants, including Shake Shack, that they’re working with

72

A platform that lets restaurant customers rate their experience and recommend nearby businesses. The startup, which has raised $400,000 from investors in three rounds, says they currently cover the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

71

A startup that wants to make the process of buying a meal much simpler, giving restaurant owners online tools to manage and track reservations and billing.

71

A startup that helps businesses manage their membership programs. The startup is currently focusing on the restaurant industry.

71

A platform that helps restaurants manage their food waste, cutting down on food waste.

71

A startup that allows you to create an “Airbnb for Food”, allowing you to find and discover local restaurants that also allow you to book tables in advance. The company says it has already helped to book a hundred tables in New York City.

71

A startup that makes an app for ordering and picking up food at restaurants

70

A Facebook Messenger bot that helps you order takeout or delivery without having to call a restaurant.

70

A startup that wants to provide a way to share, review, and rate restaurant meals and their service

70

A startup that lets you order a batch of custom-made grilled cheese or pizza from 24 different restaurants, and have them delivered to your door. The startup is still in the R&D phase, but hopes to launch the service early next year.

70

A software-as-a-service provider that allows restaurants to create, manage, and promote their loyalty programs.

70

A customer retention platform for restaurants, meant to help restaurants close deals with repeat customers.

70

A startup for restaurants that helps them track and manage their food-related costs and inventory.

70

This is a tool for helping restaurants manage employees, including payroll and schedules.

70

A company that wants to help retailers and restaurant chains build their own online storefronts from scratch. The startup helps with building the critical first step of a business, from creating a landing page to getting the store’s inventory all set up.

69

A startup for finding out which restaurants are open on a given day, with 6,000 cities and 1,500,000 restaurants.

69

The company is building a platform that brings restaurant recommendations to digital platforms, allowing users to receive a personalized dining experience that’s tailored to their preferences.

69

A startup that helps you find the cheapest places to go in the US (60,000 restaurants, 2,500 hotels, and 2,500 attractions) and then helps you price-compare them. The startup is profitable and has 75,000 users, and is profitable again after a $2 million round in late 2019.

69

A free app that helps users find local restaurants, which uses Yelp data. It’s currently in closed beta.

68

A startup that helps connect farmers with restaurants and retailers, allowing them to order food on a real-time basis.

68

A mobile app that helps restaurants with inventory management. The app’s software syncs with a customer’s phone to check if a product is available and to notify the restaurant of changes in the status of the product.

68

A company that wants to use search engine optimization to help restaurants pay less in sales tax. Currently the startup is trying to go through the tax process to prove that it can save restaurants money.

68

A gift card company that helps restaurants and retailers transfer money between countries.

68

This is a platform for businesses that produce food and drink to manage their inventory. The startup aims to make life easier for food producers, food retailers, and restaurants.

67

A company that automates and improves the process for running a restaurant

67

This is a company that is teaming up with a local restaurant to help you order food from a menu directly online. The idea is that you can then order a meal to be ready in the same spot that you want to pick it up from.

67

A new way for restaurants to sell their wares, working with local farmers and restaurants to offer a new way to buy local food.

67

A startup that provides a directory for people to find local restaurants with vegan options

66

A startup that’s building a location-based search engine for restaurants, highlighting the cuisine of a city via an interactive map.

66

A startup that wants to compete with the likes of Yelp and Uber with a streamlined, all-in-one platform for restaurants and small businesses. It’s a one-stop shop for everything from customer scheduling, to sales and marketing, to communication between staff and owners.

66

A startup that helps customers book restaurant tables, with a check-in and payment feature. It’s the first startup in India working on a restaurant booking app.

66

A food delivery startup that allows restaurants to stay open later and deliver food to people who don’t live in their neighborhood.

66

A startup that helps people who are visiting a new city know what the best restaurants are to eat at

65

An online tool for the restaurant industry that enables companies to manage inventory, control orders, and order supplies from a single dashboard.

65

A restaurant delivery app for Miami. The startup helps restaurants deliver food to customers in their homes for pick up.

65

Find a bar or restaurant where you’re headed.

65

A SaaS platform that builds and sells business software. Their most recent product was a payroll software for restaurants, which they’ve sold to multiple chains.

64

The startup has developed a tool that can print a custom home-pickup menu for nearby restaurants. The startup’s first customer is a chain of Mexican restaurants in the US.

64

A mobile app that helps people track down the best restaurants nearby for whatever occasion they are looking to host.

64

A restaurant-booking app that pairs with your favorite restaurant so you can just look at the menu and book a table. The company has raised $1.3M to date.

63

Foodway is a startup whose goal is to make it easier for people to eat healthy food. It’s building a subscription service that connects restaurants with local food suppliers and curates food for its users.

62

A last-mile delivery service for restaurants. The startup's founders say food deliveries are a $21 billion market and it's growing 15-20% per year.

62

A startup that allows restaurant workers to accept tips with their smartphones rather than just their cash registers

62

One of the original investors in OpenTable raised a $1 million seed round to help “Bring the magic back to the restaurant industry.”

62

A platform for people looking to hire restaurant workers.

62

This app for restaurant managers lets them manage their restaurant’s food costs. The app is designed for restaurants with a large number of employees and several kitchens, and helps them track costs and improve efficiency.

62

A food delivery app that uses the same home delivery process as Uber Eats and Instacart, but for restaurants. It’s currently in the beginning of a round led by a VC firm that recently invested in Zume Pizza.

62

A mobile point of sale system for restaurants that works with existing POS systems. The startup is seeking to raise $50M.

61

A startup that lets you buy food delivery from your favorite cafes and restaurants from your phone.

61

A platform that allows restaurants to automate their delivery processes and create a more consistent delivery experience.

60

A company that buys the leftover food from the restaurants it serves, packaging and reselling the food for a profit.

60

A tool for finding your nearest restaurant’s menu items online.

60

A booking system for restaurants, with a focus on those in the travel and hospitality industries in the US.

59

An API that gives developers access to a database of all the restaurants in a given area, with frequent check-ins and comments, and the ability to customize the menu.

59

A B2B platform that helps restaurants manage their food delivery operations. The startup, in operation in San Francisco and New York, has raised $5.6 million to date.

59

A mobile app that scouts new locations and suggests nearby restaurants.

59

A platform for finding chefs that can cook for you, for a fee, across a variety of restaurants. Peers who want to hire a chef post what they’re looking for, and chefs can bid on each request.

59

A tool that lets restaurants and venues book and manage live performances.

57

A way to help fast food restaurants manage the waste they produce in their kitchens and on their premises. For every burger they’re able to cut, the startup is able to feed a human in need.

56

An online service that allows customers to order the same dish from thousands of restaurants.

56

A startup that turns the receipt from a restaurant into a QR code. The startup is looking to turn receipts into a way to promote restos and one-off experiences.

55

This startup is selling a B2B service that helps restaurants, drug stores, and grocery stores bring back leftover food from customers.

55

A B2B company that helps restaurants manage employee tips and keep them straight.

54

A tool that can be used to create “mini apps” that can be used to run tiny tasks on a business’s phone, like taking a picture with a tablet, or looking up a restaurant’s location.

54

A delivery service that gives customers the option to order a dozen or so items from a list of popular restaurants, which will be delivered to the customer’s home or office within an hour.

53

A tool for restaurant managers to book their staff, and track their performance.

53

A tool that helps small businesses, specifically those in the restaurant industry, manage and pay all of their in-house expenses, from utilities to payroll. In the US, their core customers are restaurants.

53

A startup called Shift is building an algorithmic platform to help restaurants figure out which dishes to prepare to meet the demands of busy days.

52

A next-generation restaurant delivery app that allows users to order food, track it and pay, all through a mobile app. What They Deliver is putting a new business model on the table to help restaurant owners grow their companies.

52

A software company that partners with restaurants to provide delivery and catering services. The startup has signed up more than 3,000 restaurants and is profitable.

52

The startup is looking to help independent restaurants compete with the larger chains. It’s currently in closed beta and is looking for a round of funding.

51

A company that creates a system for connecting restaurants with service industry workers.

51

A startup that’s building a platform to help people take advantage of free food and services. It’s a way to get free food and services from restaurants, or even the government.

51

An AI-powered chatbot that helps people find and make reservations at restaurants with the ease of an automated messaging system.

50

An aggregator of local content apps for restaurants, retailers, travel, beauty, and more.

50

A platform that allows food service companies to automate sales, customer management, and accounting. The startup is building a system for restaurants to sell to their customers.

49

This is a fully automated dairy company that aims to sell its milk in a box. The startup uses a robot to make the milk, and plans to distribute in 100,000 restaurants.

49

A startup that offers data-driven insights into the performance of a restaurant’s kitchen team.

49

The startup is building an on-demand remote delivery service for restaurant takeout and delivery orders.

49

A company helping small businesses in India, mainly restaurants and food trucks, find more customers through SMS.

48

A platform that brings together the local food community, including farmers, chefs and restaurants.

48

A startup that connects restaurants with home delivery services, so that customers can order food that’s ready when they get it. The startup has already raised $2.4 million in funding.

48

A company that helps restaurants see how many people are dining in their restaurants. They are currently working with over 80 restaurants in the UK.

47

A new company that makes it easy for people to order from their favorite restaurants while they’re away, and have them delivered. It started in 2012 and announced a $1.3 million Series A in 2017. They’re growing fast.

47

A merchant-focused transaction app for restaurants and bars.

46

This startup is building a tool for restaurant operators to track their food waste online

46

A new kind of restaurant reservation platform that works across telephone, mobile, and web. The company says it’s building a “digital concierge” that can quickly answer questions on the fly and will be available in 6 languages.

46

A startup that helps connect the world’s food supply chain, from farmers to factories to distributors and restaurants. It will also offer apps to help track and improve inventory management.

46

A company that helps restaurants, bars and coffee shops optimize their ordering process. The startup’s platform lets customers search for locations, get delivery options from there, and track orders.

45

A startup that helps restaurants and other places sell their leftover food for a profit.

44

A new startup that wants to help small businesses and restaurants keep track of their inventory, and the cost of their items.

44

A software company that makes it easier for restaurants to track standard operating procedures and create a standard operating procedure manual. The platform is currently in use by 25% of all restaurants in the US.

43

This startup wants to help restaurants and bars with a tool that helps them keep track of their inventory.

43

A tool aimed at helping restaurant owners and managers perform their jobs more effectively.

43

The app makes it easy to find the best nearby restaurants and their reviews, and the business can then make money off the data it collects about online reviews.

43

The startup is initially focused on the US, but plans to expand into Europe in the future. It’s a “one-stop shop” for local food, covering restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty shops.

41

A startup that lets guests book rooms and restaurants directly on Airbnb, without having to go through the service’s own reservations system.

41

A startup that wants to help restaurants get paid more quickly by having customers pay for their food with Square.

40

A “location intelligence platform” that provides insight into the performance of restaurants (sales, etc) across the country.

40

A mobile app providing users with recommendations on where to eat in their city based on their location. The company says it processes over 20 million restaurant reviews every month.

40

A startup that makes it easier for restaurants to manage their supply chain through a single software tool. The startup is trying to take on the role of the general contractor, managing everything from inventory to ordering to delivery.

40

This company is building a service for restaurants that will help them manage their money and track the cost of food. The startup aims to keep a more accurate tally of expenses, which will allow restaurants to save money.

40

This startup is looking to bring the power of location, social, and commerce to micro-businesses like restaurants and flower shops.

39

A startup that helps you find nearby restaurants that offer delivery and online ordering

39

A company that helps improve the efficiency of service delivery for restaurants. Their model is to use automation to eliminate the costs of inefficient or underutilized staff and equipment, allowing restaurants to focus on creating more value.

39

A local delivery service for restaurants to deliver lunch to people who are out and about.

39

A digital point-of-sale system for restaurants that minimizes friction and drives more sales. The platform uses a credit card reader and is simply hooked up to an existing Wi-Fi network.

38

A platform that helps large restaurants that cater to groups share information about menu items and manage catering orders.

38

A platform for franchised restaurants to provide a dashboard of key performance indicators to their franchisees, which allows them to make better, more informed decisions.

38

A platform that connects food trucks with nearby restaurants, allowing the food trucks to order supplies from the restaurants.

37

A platform for serving meals to customers who walk into your restaurant. The startup wants to enable customers to order food from a menu, have it made when they arrive, and pay for it through a mobile app.

37

A startup that helps restaurant workers keep track of multiple job applications and reviews.

37

A new startup helping small businesses like grocers, restaurants, and events get new customers. They say they’ve already generated over $1,000 in revenue from 5 customers.

36

A solution for restaurants to manage their daily operations, including ordering, inventory, and payroll. The founders say that they currently have over 80 customers, including Chipotle and Starbucks.

36

A startup for hotels and restaurants to manage their supply chain. The business is run by ex-Googlers.

36

A company that’s building a network of food delivery services that can deliver meals at a time when many restaurants are closing at night

35

This startup is building a platform for restaurants to manage their staff’s schedules and payments. Redshift is essentially a company payroll app that helps restaurants manage their scheduling and payroll in a scalable way.

34

A food delivery service that delivers meals from local restaurants to users' homes

34

A point-of-sale application for restaurants, allowing them to accept payments online and mobile.

34

A platform that connects restaurants and their customers, and allows them to order take-out and delivery from their phones.

34

 A web and mobile platform for restaurants to manage their orders, with a mobile app that makes it easier to manage all the different parts of a restaurant.

33

A digital concierge that helps people find the best options for a variety of services, including the best hair stylist, the best car service, or the best restaurant.

33

A food delivery app in the US that is working with a handful of restaurants to get deliveries in under an hour. It has already raised $6M.

33

An iOS app for restaurants to help them grow

32

A company that focuses on customer engagement for retailers and restaurants. It’s currently in beta for 10,000 users, and the founders say they’re looking to expand to markets outside the US.

32

A platform for businesses (mostly restaurants) to offer delivery services without having to depend on third parties.

32

A platform designed to help small businesses with specialized needs, such as farming, travel, or restaurants.

32

A startup that manages the billing cycle for restaurants and other service companies, with a goal of reducing the number of times customers have to reconcile with their bank account.

32

A web and mobile app for restaurants, allowing them to manage their kitchen operations from anywhere in the world. The startup also works with the restaurant delivery companies Postmates and DoorDash.

31

A startup that helps hotels and restaurants get their online marketing more focused and effective.

31

A software company that helps companies like restaurant chains track and improve customer loyalty, as well as use the data to segment customers into groups that can be targeted with different marketing.

30

A software suite with a native app on iOS and Android. It helps restaurants manage their restaurant operations such as food preparation, ordering, scheduling and ordering.

30

A platform that helps restaurants manage their back-of-house operations, from food ordering to scheduling and more.

30

A company that uses social media to track the performance of restaurants and other eateries. It’s created a system that automatically posts photos of food and service to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

30

A food delivery service for restaurants. The startup offers customers a subscription model, giving them access to a $20-30 menu of food available between the hours of 8am and 2am.

30

A white-labeled tool for restaurants to manage their online ordering. The startup wants to help restaurants build an online ordering feature that integrates with their existing website. The product is built for restaurants, but the company imagines that it will be able to be used by other companies as well.

29

A startup that allows businesses, restaurants, and other organizations that have a point of sale system to accept payments with just a swipe of a card.

29

A payment system for small businesses in the Philippines, with a focus on remittance, based on a user’s location. The startup wants to target merchants with a high volume of transactions but low capacity, such as small shops and restaurants.

29

A simple online platform to measure and compare ratings, recommendations and reviews for restaurants, bars, spas, salons and more.

29

A social network for restaurants, startups and developers. It’s a platform where restaurants can find users to fix their tables, answer the phone, and do general upkeep.

28

A startup that creates apps for restaurants, choosing to partner with restaurants that have a “local” feel. The startup is currently focusing on the US and UK, but plans to expand to other countries.

27

 This is a company that brings the star rating feature used by restaurant critics to hotel reviews.

27

This startup is building a social-based platform where people can share, rate and review restaurant dishes and locations

27

A list-management app for restaurants. The company is focused on bringing a reasonable price to the market for customers who want to see a list of all the restaurants in their area, and offering a platform to send out reminders to the wait staff.

26

Recruiting software for restaurants.

25

A startup that’s building the infrastructure for an on-demand delivery system for restaurants.

24

What if the internet let you check on your stocks, find a doctor, and pay your bills The company’s app connects users to the information they need, from financial news to local restaurant reviews. The company has raised $6.4 million in funding.

24

A tool for restaurant owners and employees that helps them with the everyday tasks of running a restaurant. With the app, you can order takeout, track tips, and review your shift.

24

A messaging system for restaurants that allows hosts to manage reservations, ticket sales, and reservations.

23

A cloud-based inventory management system for restaurants. The company wants to help restaurants track inventory across the supply chain, and integrate with other systems like POS and bar management software. They’ve already raised $2.5M.

22

The startup is looking to build a “messaging platform for restaurants” designed to simplify restaurant communication. The platform would allow customers to share photos of their meals with each other, and track the progress of those meals through their restaurants.

22

A tool for finding the highest-rated local restaurants, bars, or retail locations.

22

A startup that helps bars, restaurants, and retailers engage customers with digital menus and order-ahead functionality. It’s currently running pilots in Chicago and New York.

21

A startup for ordering local delivery food from restaurants, with delivery promised in under 30 minutes. The startup has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding.

21

A food delivery platform for small businesses that is focused on reducing the financial burden of running a brick and mortar restaurant. It aims to lower the cost of running a restaurant by providing the owner with the tools to order their own food and have it delivered. The company has raised $10 million in funding.

20

This startup is building a bot for managing your restaurant’s social media accounts.

20

This is a way for restaurants to manage their food waste, using a mobile app

19

A system for managing payments and inventory for restaurants, including a point of sale system. It’s also a local marketplace with delivery services. It currently has 14 employees.

18

A digital platform for those who operate small businesses (like restaurants, cafes, and beauty salons) to serve as a one-stop shop to track and manage their business. It’s a tool that aggregates all of the paper and online paperwork into a single platform.

18

A meat delivery service for restaurants. The startup, which has raised a $500,000 seed round led by Khosla Ventures, is working with restaurants and chains to deliver lunch and dinner to customers in San Francisco, New York City, and Boulder, Colorado.

16

A restaurant that allows customers to order food on their phones. The app is meant to be a more human interface to the kitchen and to reduce wait times at the restaurant.

16

A tool that helps you manage your restaurant right on your phone. The startup is currently doing a seed round with $1 million.

16

This startup wants to help contractors get paid on time, by giving them a virtual presence on restaurant sites.

14

A startup for restaurant workers that allows them to pick up shifts from other employees on the app, serving as an alternative to hiring.

14

A digital marketing agency that works with food brands and restaurants.

13

A startup that helps people discover new restaurants

9

A startup based in India that helps fast food restaurants to manage online ordering and payment.

9

A startup that’s building a “self-serve” payment system for restaurants. It’s a product of the food-tech world, with the goal of streamlining the process of paying for orders.

9

Idea: A cashback service for blockchain payments (eg paying with bitcoin for a meal at a restaurant)

6

A startup that helps hoteliers and restaurants manage their supply chain. It lets them build their own supply chain management platform for managing their vendors.

6

A platform connecting customers with their favorite local restaurants and markets, enabling them to access a wide selection of local products and services.

5

A wearable for the visually impaired, which uses machine learning to convert a video of the world, like a restaurant or a landscape, into an audio guide.

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A delivery platform for restaurants that lets them track the progress of their orders and instantly communicate with customers.

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A POS vendor for restaurants and bars.

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A startup that builds a point-of-sale system for all sorts of retailers, including restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The startup aims to make the process of opening a business as simple as a phone call.

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A startup that helps users find and share the best places to go within their city, then make reservations directly with the restaurant.

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A startup that provides a service where you can order a dinner for two from a local restaurant

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A startup that provides a directory of all of the local restaurants and dishes they serve so that you can learn about the local cuisine

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A startup that provides a service where you order a bulk order of food from restaurants and the startup delivers it to you

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A startup that creates a mobile app for people with dog allergies to use to find the nearest dog-free restaurants

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Idea: A startup for restaurants to purchase quality food and service from local chefs and cooks The startup will handle scheduling, payments, and logistics

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Idea: This startup helps restaurants streamline operations through an app that lets customers order their meals on a tablet and then pick them up at a counter inside the restaurant

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Idea: This startup is building a platform for people to have food delivered from restaurants that have closed for the day The company says it has 200 weekly users, and an average order size of $10

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A startup that lets companies send employees on business trips and have them pay for their visits to restaurants, bars, and other places on their own dime

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Idea: A startup that is building a platform to sell hot sandwiches to restaurants They say they have 7x ROI on customer acquisition, and are growing 10% week-over-week

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Idea: A “digital concierge” for restaurants The startup aims to help restaurants better serve their customers, from ordering to logistics, to takeout

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Idea: A simple way for people to pre-order food online from local restaurants, picking up their food without waiting in a line or ordering into a kitchen. Customers place an order on the website, and then the startup calls the restaurant to confirm. The startup says it’s grown 10% week-over-week for the last year.

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Idea: A startup that helps restaurants in India optimize their kitchen workflow, and take advantage of technology like smart fridges and credit card processing.

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Idea: Helps restaurant vendors sell their food through the Instacart platform.

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Idea: A software solution for restaurants to manage employee schedules and keep track of labor costs.

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Idea: A software company that helps restaurants, grocery stores, and other food businesses manage waste data and track what gets thrown away.

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Idea: This startup is building software that helps restaurants manage their employees’ schedules and payroll. It’s already working with 200 restaurants, and has raised $1.5 million in seed funding.

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Idea: A startup that’s built a platform for restaurants to manage online delivery orders, featuring a dashboard to help restaurants manage customer feedback and track their online orders.

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Idea: A social network for the food service industry. The startup wants to connect chefs and restaurants with new employees and customers.

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Idea: A startup that wants to “modernize” the way that restaurants work. They are building a software platform that will help

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Idea: We all have a hard time picking a restaurant to eat at in busy cities like New York. The startup is coming up with solutions to make that experience easier.

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A new mobile payment system that makes it easy for users to pay with their phone at restaurants. Users can make purchases of up to $5 by simply showing a digital code to the cashier.

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A Spanish startup that helps travelers find restaurants and hotels in Spain

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A startup that provides a service for people to use when they are going to a new city for business It helps them find places to go, things to do, and restaurants to eat at

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