ChowNow CEO: Online Ordering’s Future And The 90-Minute Restaurant Vacation Experience

Everything comes with a price — and that applies to the digital world as well. Consumers are waking up to the fact that all those free online and mobile services — email and social media among them — take in trade personal data that is chopped, diced, analyzed, bundled and sold to numerous third parties. Some […]

As restaurant owners tire of GrubHub commissions, ChowNow slides under the door

Running a restaurant is tough business: tons of overhead, bevvies of competition, and a delivery industry that’s scraping profits off the top. In the crosshairs of many restaurant owners is GrubHub ($NYSE:GRUB), which many say charges exorbitant commissions to the point that margins are shrinking them out of business. A class-action lawsuit against GrubHub claims that the service is […]

How One CEO Speaking Out On Abortion Weighed the Risks

This is truly the age of CEO activism. More than 180 CEOs wrote a letter earlier today in The New York Times in proclaiming their support for the pro-choice movement amid a series of statewide legislations that restrict access to abortions. While CEOs aren’t shying away these days from speaking out on controversial issues—guns, climate change, equal rights […]

Google Food Delivery: Expanding For Brand Visibility

ChowNow and delivery.com, online food ordering systems that aim to help independent restaurants across the U.S. grow, are partnering with Google to expand their businesses. Partnering with Google allows customers to order through Google Search, Google Maps and Google Assistant. With this food delivery partnership, Google users can search for restaurants and place orders with more than 12,000 local delivery.com partners and […]

Google now lets you order food without a delivery app

Starting today, you can now order food directly from Google Search, Google Maps, or Google Assistant. The functionality works using partnerships with existing delivery companies like DoorDash, Postmates, and ChowNow, and means you can order from any of them without having to downloading an additional app, or even visiting their website. In Google Search and […]

Why Some Restaurants Call Food Delivery Apps A ‘Necessary Evil’

…Many customers don’t realize how much food-delivery apps charge businesses like hers, says Abi-Najm Shea. For her restaurant group — which operates seven establishments in the D.C. region — the apps’ commission can run as high as 30% per order, on top of the various fees they charge customers. …As customers have come to depend on food […]

ChowNow Scores $21M for Its Commission-Free Restaurant Order Platform

Online restaurant-order platform ChowNow announced this week it has closed a $21 million Series C funding round. The round included growth-equity firms 3L Capital and Catalyst Investors, and brings ChowNow’s total funding to $60 million. The ChowNow system powers the online ordering and delivery process for smaller, independent restaurants, either integrating with a restaurant’s own app or website […]

ChowNow raises $21 million to help restaurants take online orders

ChowNow, whose food-ordering platform makes it easier for local restaurants to accept online orders, has raised $21 million in a series C round of funding from private equity firms 3L Capital and Catalyst Investors. Founded in 2012, California-based ChowNow offers a white label platform that lets independent restaurants set up their own online food ordering […]

Hungry but too busy to go out? Food delivery options like UberEats are moving into Hall

Ordering food through a third-party delivery service isn’t just a big-city thing anymore. Several companies are making inroads into Hall County, partnering with area restaurants to help satisfy the mealtime cravings of customers too busy or tired to make the cross-town drive to a favorite eatery. more

ChowNow picks KC for 100-job regional office

ChowNow, a tech company that creates online ordering platforms for restaurants, is opening a new office in the Kansas City area. The move will create more than 100 jobs, according to a release by the Kansas City Area Development Council. KCADC CEO Tim Cowden announced the new office during the organization’s 2018 annual meeting on […]