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 …

Restaurant software meets the pandemic moment

Food delivery companies have predictably done well during the pandemic. But restaurant software providers are also having a moment as eateries race to handle the avalanche of online orders resulting from severe in-person dining restrictions. Driving the news: Olo filed last week for an IPO and Toast is rumored to be preparing to do the same very soon. Toast’s …

Minnesota Restaurateur Leans into Off-Prem to Grow Empire

Gerard Klass, co-founder of Soul Bowl in Minneapolis, is arguably sitting on more big ideas than any other chef in town, and he’s well versed in how trends toward off-premises dining can fuel his plans to grow a multi-concept empire. Having just launched a delivery- and takeout-only wings concept, Klass is taxiing the runway before …

Lyft vs. DoorDash

We knew a DoorDash IPO was on the way, and it arrived this past week packaged with news that the company turned a profit in Q2 and has enough cash stockpiled to float along for quite some time. Throw on top of that DoorDash’s recent win on Prop 22 and its popularity among U.S. consumers, and it seems as if …

On the menu: Are you overpaying when ordering online?

DENVER — Ordering takeout was great before our world was turned upside down by the pandemic. Now, it seems downright patriotic. But as it turns out, our local restaurants aren’t necessarily receiving all of the money you’re spending, and in some cases, they’re not even setting the menu prices. When Paula Atkinson is craving Thai …

ChowNow, Instagram launch commission-free online food ordering

Online ordering platform ChowNow has launched a free feature enabling restaurants to add “Order Food” buttons to their Instagram profiles and “Order Food” stickers in their Stories, according to a press release emailed to Restaurant Dive.  Restaurants that partner with ChowNow can now encourage people to order food via Instagram, which links directly to ChowNow …