ChowNow founder on rethinking food delivery to serve local restaurants first

https://player.simplecast.com/5f4f9824-3b68-4c4c-8fb1-22943f6f4675?dark=false Welcome back to Found, the TechCrunch podcasts that get the stories behind the startups. This week we’re joined by Chris Webb from Chow Now. ChowNow started as a way for founder and CEO, Chris Webb and his friends to easily order from smaller local restaurants but eight years later when COVID hit ChowNow became known as …

Cartwheel Partners with ChowNow to Expand Hybrid Delivery Capabilities for SMBs

Cartwheel, an on-demand delivery management platform for restaurants and retailers, today announced a new partnership with ChowNow, expanding the company’s Hybrid Delivery offerings to SMBs. Cartwheel’s Hybrid Delivery tools, previously available to large enterprises and chains, are now accessible by more than 22,000 independent restaurants and businesses using ChowNow, the platform powering online ordering and …

Karene Tropen Joins ChowNow as chief marketing officer

ChowNow, the nation’s leading platform powering online ordering and marketing for independent restaurants, today announced the appointment of Karene Tropen as Chief Marketing Officer to expand the organization’s branding and marketing efforts.   This is the second new C-level executive announced by ChowNow within six months. Andre Mancl, who formerly co-led internet investment banking at Credit …

ChowNow Prepares Revamped Marketplace

ChowNow is launching a “diner impact score”, which shows users how much money they’ve saved restaurants by ordering on the platform. The company’s CEO and founder Chris Webb said the score is an opening salvo in the company’s effort to launch a digital marketplace for independent restaurants and rival DoorDash and Uber Eats as a …

ChowNow Introduces First-Ever ‘Diner Impact Score’ Feature on Its Marketplace

Today, ChowNow introduces the first of its kind Diner Impact Score, through which diners can see how much money they are saving their local restaurants by choosing to order through ChowNow’s app and website. With the release of this feature, ChowNow continues to help inform diners on a better alternative to other food ordering platforms. …

ChowNow Names IPO Investment Banker As CFO

Los Angeles-based ChowNow, which develops software to manage online ordering and marketing for restaurants, has named a new CFO. According to ChowNow, it has appointed Andre Mancl to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mancl was previously an investment banker, having previously been at Credit Suisse, where he served as the Global co-head of Internet Investment …

ChowNow Launches ‘Order Better Network’ Online Platform

ChowNow, a platform powering online ordering and marketing for independent restaurants, unveiled its Order Better Network, the industry’s first product to connect restaurants to over a dozen diverse channels for delivery and takeout, including major internet, social and hospitality brands. The Network enables restaurants to connect with millions of new customers and makes it easier …

ChowNow launches Order Better Network

Online ordering platform ChowNow on Tuesday launched “Order Better Network,” a solution that connects restaurants to more than a dozen channels for delivery and takeout orders. Brands on the platform include Google, OpenTable, Yelp and several more. The Order Better Network helps restaurants set up digital storefronts on these social platforms so diners can browse, order and checkout …

Ameranth, Inc. v. ChowNow, Inc.

Lowenstein successfully represented ChowNow in the case. The Hon. Roger Thomas Benitez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California found that  ChowNow properly removed a patent dispute case, originally filed against it in California state court by Ameranth, Inc., to the Southern District of California. Finding that the court had federal …

This restaurant tech is actually helping independent eateries survive

Last year, when indoor dining shut down across the country, ChowNow, a digital ordering platform for restaurants, became a lifeline in multiple ways. First, “every restaurant in the country was like, we need online ordering and we need it this afternoon,” says Chris Webb, CEO and cofounder. To meet the demand, he hired 200 laid-off workers …