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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

647

 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.

271

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

189

A startup that wants to make it easier for restaurants to find chefs. It says that 10,000 chefs are searching for jobs online every day.

153

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

144

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.

139

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

132

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.

126

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

124

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

120

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

114

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.

113

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

111

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.

109

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.

108

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

106

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

102

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

102

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

100

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.

100

A company that helps restaurants secure contracts with their suppliers.

99

A platform that connects hungry customers with nearby restaurants to help them find the closest places to eat.

98

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

97

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.

97

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

97

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

96

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.

96

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

95

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

95

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

95

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

95

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

95

A platform that allows restaurants to create reservations in real time

94

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

94

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

93

Find a bar or restaurant where you’re headed.

93

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

91

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

91

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.

91

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

89

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.

89

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

88

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

88

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

88

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

88

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.

87

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.

87

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

87

A shortcut to finding new restaurants in a given city

87

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.

87

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.

86

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

86

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

85

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.

85

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.

85

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

85

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.

84

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.

84

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

84

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

83

A startup that allows restaurants to become cashless.

83

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

83

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

83

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

83

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

83

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

83

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

83

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

83

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

82

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

82

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

82

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.

81

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.

81

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.

81

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

81

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

80

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.

80

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

80

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

80

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

80

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.

80

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

80

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.

79

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

79

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.

79

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.

78

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

78

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.

78

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.

77

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

77

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

77

A platform for people looking to hire restaurant workers.

77

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

76

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

76

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

76

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.

76

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

76

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.

76

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

75

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.

75

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

75

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

75

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.

75

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

74

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.

74

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.

74

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.

74

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

74

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

73

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

73

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

73

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

73

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

72

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.

72

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

72

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.

72

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

72

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.

72

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

71

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.

71

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

71

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.

71

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

71

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.

70

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

70

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.

69

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.

69

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

68

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

68

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

68

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

68

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.

68

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.

67

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.

66

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.

65

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

65

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.

65

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

64

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

64

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.

63

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

63

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.

63

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

62

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

62

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.

61

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.

61

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.

60

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

60

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.

59

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.

59

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

59

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

58

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.

58

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

57

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.

57

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.

57

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

57

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.

56

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.

54

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.

53

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

53

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.

53

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.

53

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

52

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.

52

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

52

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.

51

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

50

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

50

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

50

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.

50

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.

50

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

50

A merchant-focused transaction app for restaurants and bars.

49

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.

49

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

49

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.

49

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.

48

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

48

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

48

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.

47

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

47

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.

47

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

47

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.

47

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

47

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

46

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

46

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

46

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

46

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.

46

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

45

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

45

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.

44

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.

44

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

44

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.

44

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.

43

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.

43

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.

43

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

43

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.

42

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

42

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.

41

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

41

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.

41

 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.

40

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.

40

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.

40

An iOS app for restaurants to help them grow

39

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

39

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

39

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.

39

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.

38

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.

38

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

37

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

36

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.

36

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

35

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.

34

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.

34

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.

34

Recruiting software for restaurants.

34

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.

33

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

33

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.

32

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.

31

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

30

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.

29

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.

29

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.

28

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.

28

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.

28

A platform that helps the restaurant industry grow and scale.

28

A company that helps small restaurants and cafeterias provide food for their employees. The co-founders say they have taken on $1 million in orders in their first year.

27

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

26

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.

26

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

26

A startup that’s partnering with local restaurant brands to deliver their food via drone.

26

A company that helps you find the best restaurants in your city

26

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

25

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

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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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The startup’s pitch is that “we help people save money by visiting restaurants that are good, but not the best.” The app now has 100,000 users in the UK, and its founders say they’ll be able to expand globally if their funding round meets its goal.

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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.

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

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A is a startup that allows restaurants to track and monitor customers’ orders, and speed up deliveries.

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An online service that lets customers see what their favorite restaurants are like without leaving their house. The startup is flipping the restaurant model, serving up the mood and vibe of eateries for customers to enjoy.

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A restaurant search engine that uses Rotten Tomatoes to show the best of the best.

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A startup for restaurants that allows them to create menus and send those menus to partners like catering companies and delivery services. The startup wants to help restaurants “monetize” the in-between area of their menu by letting them send a whole menu with price information and order details to partners.

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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 web-based system for managing and scheduling your restaurant’s service time and labor.

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A startup that helps people discover new restaurants

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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.

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A “tapping service” for restaurants that allows them to tap-in the orders that come in over their phone line. The startup is targeting restaurants and catering companies that don’t have a phone line.

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A food delivery app for restaurants and food trucks, with the goal of helping them cut down on wasted food by bringing it right to the front door.

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A startup that allows users to trustlessly review and share their favorite restaurants on a map.

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A startup to help people find gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly options at restaurants.

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A startup where people can vote on what they’d like to see on the menu at restaurants.

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A chat app that lets you order food at home and pay ahead of time. The startup has already worked with two restaurants in New York City to demonstrate the concept.

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 A daily deals app for restaurants.

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A simple-to-use tool that helps restaurants with online marketing automate the process of setting up social media accounts and managing them.

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Tastebuds helps restaurants and home cooks save money by paying suppliers directly and automating day to day operations.

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In this world, your phone knows what song you’re listening to, when you’re at work, when you’re in bed, when you’re in a restaurant, and when you’re in a grocery store. The startup wants to turn that into a single app that can be used to control your music.

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

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

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A software platform aimed at helping restaurant managers automate their operations.

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This is a tool to help restaurant cooks manage their recipes better, through a unified recipe book that combines all of their existing recipes across different platforms.

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A “new kind of community management” for restaurants.

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An AI that helps people review restaurants. The AI can be used for speed dating, by restaurants to review their guests’ faces, and for booking books at restaurants.

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A social app (currently only in the UK) that helps people share their experience of using a service at a “near restaurant”. The startup aims to help people find restaurants they like, without needing to physically go there.

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A social enterprise that sells a monthly subscription to its members, who can use the service to get a cup of tea in their home or a drink in a restaurant. The company hopes to provide a service to the growing number of people who do not have access to this basic human necessity.

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A simple web-based tool that helps restaurant owners track their expenses.

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Helping local restaurants get better access to food delivery services, with the goal of scaling delivery to a national level

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Handy helps companies like Red Robin and Chipotle restaurants use their existing customer management software to manage their operations.

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A food ordering app for restaurants, allowing diners to order from anywhere and track the status of their order.

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An online marketplace that connects restaurants with local delivery services. It helps restaurants fill orders from customers, and makes it easy for customers to order delivery from restaurants they’ve already tried and like.

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This startup is looking to make it easier for people to share their ride requests, whether it be a ride with friends, a ride to the airport, or a ride to a restaurant.

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A platform that helps users find the best restaurants in their town based on ratings, reviews, and menus.

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A platform that lets restaurants share menus and business plans with local chefs, and then helps them get orders from consumers.

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A platform for independent retailers and restaurants to sell and deliver items directly to customers

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A restaurant search engine that uses both Yelp and Zagat.

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A chatbot platform that helps restaurants manage the back of their house. It’s built on top of the same language processing technology that Facebook uses to turn user chat messages into ads.

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A startup that makes it easier for people to get home deliveries from local restaurants, as well as offers a mobile payment system.

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Web-based software that gives restaurants a way to track guests from table to table, and find out how much money they spend.

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A startup that helps people find and book restaurants and make reservations. It’s already used for over 1,000 reservations.

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Builds a tool that helps restaurants and bartenders implement a simple order-ahead system.

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A B2B service that’s been in beta for over a year that helps restaurants manage their finances. The service helps restaurants manage their business from a single location and get a better sense of how they’re doing and where their money's going. The company was founded in 2013 and is profitable and growing.

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A platform for people to explore and share the best restaurants in the world

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A platform and API for the sharing of restaurant data, with the goal of helping restaurants be more efficient and gain insights into their business.

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The startup’s platform allows you to make a food delivery order from a website, without having to visit a restaurant physically.

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A startup that’s building a service that allows restaurants to offer customers a ‘pay per dish’ model for their food.

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A platform for ordering food from your favorite restaurants. The startup offers a platform that connects restaurants with their customers, allowing users to order food directly from the restaurant’s website by speaking to a live agent.

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A platform that allows restaurants to send out real-time texts, emails, and social media messages to their menu items.

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A startup that helps restaurants offer online delivery services. The startup is focused on getting delivery to happen at the right time, with the right food, at the right place.

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A food delivery app that lets you order from small restaurants in your neighborhood. It’s different than the usual delivery app in that it’s not just you and your food. You’re buying from a restaurant and they’re buying from you.

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A platform geared toward helping restaurants build out their delivery infrastructure.

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This startup creates a point-of-sale platform for small restaurants, allowing them to manage all of their sales, inventory, and finances via a cloud-based SaaS platform. The company is currently focused on the US market.

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A platform for restaurants to order and pay for delivery from their mobile apps, and later take those same orders through their restaurants’ existing POS system.

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“A tool that helps you optimize your restaurant's food waste.”

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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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This New York City startup is building a subscription service for the restaurant industry. The founders behind the company believe that the industry is plagued by high costs and a lack of execution.

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A company that helps chefs easily sell directly to customers via a mobile app that brings together a range of products from a variety of restaurants.

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A platform for restaurants to streamline their entire food supply chain from farming to delivery. They’re a bit like a cross between a restaurant registry, a restaurant marketplace, and a logistics warehouse.

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A startup for restaurants that aims to bring a more local, community-focused approach to the restaurant business. The startup is looking to help restaurants manage their operations through a system of bots and a more community-oriented approach.

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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: 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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