This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Restaurant startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Restaurant industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Restaurant Startups
Lunchbox Technologies develops an online ordering engine for restaurants. It offers various features such as app ordering, web ordering, kiosk, and others that enable restaurants to create customizable digital ordering experiences that keep them fully engaged with their brand.
The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in New York.. .
ZeroStorefront consists of an all-in-one platform that connects point-of-sale, delivery platforms, reviews sites, chat, phone, and other applications. It illuminates the customer path, provides attribution for customer behavior, and provide the tools necessary to safely share customer data across applications.
Founded in 2019, ZeroStorefront is a proud YCombinator alum, and a diverse, venture-backed, high-growth company. Its customers include brands like Frank Pepe’s, Halal Guys, and more..
Sweetheart Kitchen is a private label multi-brand virtual kitchen that creates (and owns) all of the brands within its portfolio (bySWHK). They do not work with third-party restaurants looking to outsource their delivery volume and maintain strict control over their food quality, financials, and customer experience.
Sweetheart Kitchen was designed to eliminate the various bottlenecks (capacity constraints) in the food delivery Supply Chain by integrating tech, cuisines, and processes into a system built to handle the rigors of food delivery. It focuses on the reduction of process lead time and variation in an effort to not only produce high-quality cuisine with great variety but to give the consumer (and delivery apps) the ability to reduce estimated delivery times and optimize logistics (reduce cost).
Market level Supply Chain optimization and profitability on a “per order” basis (taking into account the costs of logistics) should be the ultimate goal of any virtual kitchen, and to achieve this, Sweetheart Kitchen has introduced a LEAN (Six Sigma) mindset and focus on process efficiency, not only demand aggregation (revenue). It uses advanced cooking techniques, and technology backed manufacturing processes, Sweetheart Kitchen produces its own consistently high-quality, fresh, and delicious food delivered to its customers in a matter of minutes.
The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.. .
FLOKI takes over the procurement area of businesses in fragmented industries. We are building a smart and fully autonomous digital procurement agent for fragmented food retailers (restaurants, independent grocery stores or any other small entity that buys Fast Moving Consumer Goods often).
Basically, a very smart virtual employee that buys really well, by searching through thousands of prices, mimicking human preferences and respecting thousands of constraints. We also aggregate demand to enable small business owners to access better prices, payment terms and service levels.
Our algorithms proactively predict demand at sku-level in order to avoid stock-outs and excess stock at the same time.. .
Since Foodlishes was founded 2020, is our vision to build a completely new digital ordering experience for the whole world. Our mission is to help and give the gastronomy access to a very large all-in-one platform which empower them to have more control.
And we are not just an outstanding tool for the gastronomy, no we build the first lifestyle ordering App for all Users, which they can download in the Apple AppStore and Google PlayStore (Soon). Also we are very proud to be one of the best new founded Start-Up’s in Switzerland 2020.
So, you are ready to join our Foodlishes revolution?. .
Kitch is the first of its kind commercial kitchen marketplace connecting underutilized kitchen spaces with the people that need them. The marketplace kitchens are perfect for delivery concepts, manufacturing, catering operations, video shoots, mobile food vending, menu testing, and more.
It also sourced from hotels, restaurants, clubs, commissaries, event halls, supermarkets, and ghost kitchen operations. Kitch was founded in 2019 and is based in New York, NY, United States..
Foodal Food Delivery
Foodal™ is a online food ordering and delivery startup in India. The company started operation in 2019 and is headquartered in Varanasi.
Foodal works by acting as a bridge between customers and restaurants.It utilizes an innovative technology platform that allows customers to order food from nearby restaurants and get it delivered at their doorstep. WithFoodal customer do not have to keep the contact number of various restaurants and eateries in their locality.
Foodal works as a single point of contact for ordering food from all restaurants that may be there at a particular locations.. .
Deliverart, a Techstars portfolio company, is an all-in-one cloud software that consolidates all the home delivery orders a restaurant receives (from phone, website, app, food delivery platforms) in a single interface. Alongside that, it also provides smart tools to maximize the efficiency of a restaurant’s autonomous home deliveries, while increasing the productivity and the coordination between production and logistics.
The software, developed by an Italian team and launched in 2019, is born with integrations-by-design, in order to create a helpful environment where restaurants can fully take advantage of digital technologies. Deliverart is a modular solution that can be personalized with add-ons and features, creating a tailor-made software for the restaurants’ needs.
It can easily interact with other management softwares, food delivery platforms and services to provide a plug-and-play customizable solution.. .
Foodology creates and operates digital restaurant brands made for delivery. The company aims to be a delivery-focused restaurant group in Latam.
With its portfolio of virtual brands operated through cloud kitchens, Foodology strives to create a best in class delivery experience for its customers. The company was founded in 2019 by Harvard Business School classmates Daniela Izquierdo and Juan Guillermo Azuero..
CloudEats operates cloud kitchens and in-house restaurant brands. Its cloud kitchens are in non-retail and cost-efficient spaces, with operations and layouts specifically designed for food delivery.
As of March 2020, the company has five cloud kitchens in the Philippines that house 70 in-house restaurant brands. All food brands are available on all food delivery platforms including Grab Food, Foodpanda and Lalafood..
Sippd is an A.I.-powered sommelier that is changing the way the world wines-and-dines. By providing personalized taste matches, Sippd helps users choose the best wines for their personal preferences from any restaurant wine list.
Simply rate 3 wines, scan any restaurant wine list with your mobile device and Sippd delivers personalized recommendations that match your individual or group preferences. Sippd leverages your history of wine orders and reviews to evolve as you discover new wines you love.
Sippd takes away the pressure of ordering wines for groups, allowing you to add other Sippd users to your experience to find the best wines for the whole party. Stuck on where to go for dinner? Sippd identifies restaurants near you that offer wines that best fit your unique tastes.
Elevate your wining-and-dining experience with Sippd.. .
KEAZE offers restaurants innovative smart kitchens powered by technology to succeed in the new food economy. Our smart kitchens are designed for efficiency and profitability, with delivery in mind but still offering our restaurant partners the benefits of having a drive-thru and dine-in space in a prime location.
Our kitchen-as-a-service model offers restaurants a turn-key opportunity for expansion with ready to cook prime kitchens, without the prime cost.. .
Georgie & Tom’s
Georgie & Tom’s is a food and beverage company that prepares small-batch, handcrafted meals, delivered fresh, directly to customers’ homes. The company also offers paleo, Mediterranean, gluten-free, low carb, and vegetarian meals across tacos, chicken, beans, steak, and mushroom recipes among other options which are prepared a day before the actual delivery, enabling individuals to avail fresh food and increase convenience.
Founded in 2020 by Tom Allchurch, Georgina Wood, and Gerald Lydiate and is based in New York, NY, USA.. .
RestWorld is easy to use and cheap service for the Ho.Re.Ca. the sector to help to find staff for their places.
It helps owners save up to 97,5% of the time in recruiting processes. The key factor of this company is the action-research approach completely based on a data-driven culture.RestWorld applied digital methods to social science in an uncommon way..
nefsy, eat for a good cause dine-in app, is operating in the F&B industry with a strong focus on charity. Our aim is to make food donations a lifestyle where people can donate daily at no extra cost for them with global copyrighted solution of buy one feed one at no extra cost.
Choose from a variety of your favorite restaurants, and feed the needy at no extra cost every time you eat. Our local partners are the Dubai Government, Emirates Red Crescent, Islamic Affairs & Charity Activities Department, and UAE Food Bank.
Since Nov 2019 we inception of our concept we have donated over 80,000+ meals.. .
Piik app is the only marketplace that connect local kitchens and culinary entrepreneurs with diners nearby. We develop tech to bring a kitchen based economy to life, letting our kitchen partners to have all the tools they need to create a customer base from scratch, deliver food to customers door and also collect their profits without the need of customer contact.
In moments when economy is at risk, people with passion for cooking can start a real business that’s future proof under the dark kitchens premise.Cooks register their profiles through our http://darkitchens.com/ app and people buy through http://piik.app/. .
BOH Technologies builds and designs point of service software for small and large commercial kitchens. The company is building the first digital eco-system for service providers in the commercial kitchen space.
Not to be confused with restaurant and dining, commercial kitchens are the backbone of all food preparation, BOH serves over 3000 commercial kitchens and counting.. .
We put the finest clubs and the likeminded people together, all around the globe! Our network, the world’s most exclusive night clubs, beach clubs and alpine clubs. We traveled far and wide in search of venues that meet our rigorous criteria.
We evaluate interior design, service level and most importantly – the entertainment experience, the so called the “it” factor. With Tabler you will be welcomed in any of the clubs which are put on the App, and skip the queue like a VIP, at the Club you get accepted.
Wherever your travels will take you, you will become part of an increasing circle of table hosts, networking and party people that share the same passion for the cosmopolitan lifestyle, exclusive venues and signature service. Tabler is the 21st century answer for connecting people all around the world with the finest and most wanted clubs.
The App is providing the ability for table hosts to extend their network and friendships by hosting other Tabler App members on his table. Hence, other ”party people” who are highly motivated of joining these certain clubs, will have the possibility to do so, without blasting their financial possibilities.
With our already very big existing network in the hospitality business, we are aiming to provide tables in the most popular cities all over the world, e.g. London, Barcelona, Dubai, Tokio, Miami, Los Angeles and many more.
Tabler simply links together, what wants to be linked together – party people who seek for a VIP table and networking and table owners who seek for more company.. .
Barthletix is an entertainment platform that boosts revenue for bars and generates customer acquisition and retention. The platform also engages customers with premium games played using their phones as controllers and displayed on bars.
Anyone can join and play with or against other customers at any time. Bars, customers, or FMCG partners can organize leagues, championships, and engage customers even more..
To generate value for process stakeholders that are at the core of food product- or service chains, we’re introducing the Bistroo Ecosystem. Bistroo is a direct-to-consumer, peer-2-peer food e-commerce marketplace that significantly reduces commission fees and enables direct online interaction between all process stakeholders in the process.
Launched on 3rd March 2020 in The Netherlands. Superior customer convenience but with better terms and direct digital and financial relations between supply and demand parties.
The goal is to create an open marketplace environment where goods, services, value and information are all easily shared amongst community members.. .
RiceApp is an app for diners to book, order, divide the check, and pay at the table of the restaurant without waiting for the waitress. Ideal for social distancing.RiceApp works as a basic POS and management system to reduce the operating cost and make the operation more efficient; receive payments in a quick and secure way.
Also, consolidate all the orders coming from the deliveries app in one place.. .
FoodEpsa is a one-stop food search solution, where users will be able to search a dish independently and make a decision based on the dish’s own reviews and ratings. Users will be able to share their experience of the food & restaurant, they will be able to share food pictures.
Users can search their desired restaurant or dish in the rich 600K Restaurant & more than 10Million dishes database across the US.. .
Founded in 2019 by two young entrepreneurial students, UEAT app has burgeoned a long way down the road of online food delivery services. We aim for connecting the customers to a varying range of favorite food restaurants and homemade food hubs across Pakistan.
Since there has been a spike in demand for homemade food delivery services, several startups have stepped into the arena of introducing online food delivery services. What sets us apart in the world of a few successful online food delivery companies is our unique range of food options.
From the sizzling taste of sophisticated restaurants and cafes to the homely aroma of homemade food and street food, UEAT is covering the complete fast food landscape in Pakistan. Calling all the lovely home chefs and classy restaurant chefs to join hands on this venture of satiating Pakistanis with mouthwatering food every day! UEAT is working intending to boost the sales and cultivate new growth opportunities for home and restaurant chefs in Pakistan.
We value food as much as we value those who create it. Come on board this venture to grow and glow together on Pakistan’s biggest and tastiest online food delivery service platform.
Since fast food is the second biggest industry in Pakistan, we plan to fetch its potential in the most benefitting manner. UEAT stands tall in the rapidly growing online food delivery industry in Pakistan because it is offering a combination of top-notch home chefs, restaurant chefs, and street food chefs.
Our goal is to deliver lip-smacking food at extremely economic prizes. As an emerging leader in Pakistan’s online food world, we are also creating employment opportunities for the beloved Pakistanis..
Tummly is a mobile application for rating restaurants and dishes with innovative UX. Users do not rate the waiter and the staff, they do not rate the ambience of a restaurant or how long they had to wait for the food.
It supports 20 food and drinks categories such as coffee, tea, salad, ice-cream, Hot-dog, sandwich, burger, pizza, kebab, cevapi, steak, sushi, burrito, fish, calamari, wok, burek, pasta, and pancakes. Tummly was established in 2020 and is based in Zagreb, Croatia..
Munch is changing the way customers experience restaurants by allowing them to self-order food and drinks from their mobile devices. We take the friction out of the ordering and payment process so people can enjoy themselves more.
The Munch Point-of-Sale that runs on any Tablet or Mobile device making it easy for waiters to split bills, take orders and payments. In the kitchen, the Munch Cook provides seamless order management and is integrated with 3rd-party food delivery services for the fulfillment of takeaway orders.
Restaurant managers can easily create content-rich menus and analyze business performance one the Munch Web Portal to ensure that their restaurants operate efficiently. Munch is the only solution a modern restaurant needs.
Go to the website for more information https://munch.cloud. .
Satis.ai is a full stack operating system for autonomous restaurant kitchens aimed at improving decision making and reducing mistakes. We are using the opportunity created as a result of food delivery disruption and its two digit growth, to bring real technological innovation in a space which has already optimized most of its processes.
Our initial focus is to address the c.$3.4Bn market of refunded orders in the EU & USA while keeping in mind our long term objective to build automated kitchens to address the c.$4Tn global food service market. We have proven the base technology and now have one running pilot, agreed pilots with two large global food chains and a queue with a couple of smaller ones.
Satis.ai is a member of Nvidia inception programme and Techstars Farm to Fork accelerator, which is run in partnership with the world’s biggest private companies in the industry Ecolabs and Cargill.. .
BelleChaw Foods is Africa’s largest food technology service, powered by MAKE ICT SOLUTIONS LTD. Our mission is to provide genuine nourishment to our customers by connecting them to healthy food providers within their reach.
Bellechaw exists to connect stakeholders in the food industry to its customers whilst leveraging technology. Our online restaurant comprises over 50 reputable food vendors and their exotic food menus, which cut across different cuisines.
We are currently operational in Enugu State, though we plan to expand to other cities in Nigeria in due time and other countries in Africa in 2-3 years; that’s our vision. We are a technology company, making technological solutions aimed at improving human lives..
Virtual Dining Concepts
Virtual Dining Concepts Leads The Way with Exciting and Profitable Delivery-Only Restaurant Brands. Created by restaurant owners for restaurant owners, Virtual Dining Concepts (VDC) offers traditional restaurant owners a low risk, all in one solution to launch a profitable delivery-only restaurant concept in their existing kitchen operations, with zero upfront fees.
Virtual Dining Concepts (VDC) has taken a leadership role in the latest restaurant industry trend of virtual kitchens and delivery-only restaurant concepts, creating exciting brands that satisfy delivery customers’ food cravings, some in partnership with popular celebrities such as Tyga, Mario Lopez, and DJ Pauly D. Proven branded concepts including Tyga Bites, Wing Squad™, OMV Burger, P.ZA Kitchen, Veggie Kingdom, Potato Buns Burger Co, City Burger Co, and more are available for customers to order online through the concept’s website, along with the most popular food delivery apps including Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates..
Fleksa helps restaurants go online and receive online food orders without paying third-party commission. With the launch of our web app, customers in frankfurt will be able to order food with ease and make a contribution to supporting local restaurants.
Yumzy lets you search for food and discover restaurants to order from. Our AI-Powered Suggestion Engine helps you decide the right meal for you based on your taste preferences.
We make sure you get the best food from qualified restaurants around you. Our AI Engine is designed in a way to identify the best food options for you & suggest accordingly! Hence, you will be feeding your stomach cravings while also making sure your health is in check and perfect condition.
Yumzy brings to you a very different experience of ordering food online by providing you with various categories to choose from. Whether you are looking for Italian cuisine, Chinese cuisine, American cuisine, or out native South Indian and North Indian cuisine, you have it all here.
To further improve your choices, explore our other options such as Munchies, Middle Eastern, Saladicious, Hydratify, Asian, and last but not the least, Trending in the food world.. .
Wrap Chix, LLC
Fresh Vegan Southern Comfort Fast Food Drive-Thru and Delivery at Your Door! WrapChix is a plant-based fast food drive through and meal delivery service, offering all the pre-measured ingredients so you can cook healthy meals at home or order them spontaneously at one of our drive-through kitchens. Wrap Chix ships healthy vegan ingredients in its delicious recipes to active, health-conscious people, using only superfood and whole food plant-based ingredients.
Wrap Chix is a disruptor of the fast food market as a purveyor of nourishment for the health and wellness-aware. Our philosophy is simple.
Wrap Chix proves that fast food can be a healthy on the go option or at home menu without sacrificing taste and convenience to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Every meal is prepared to the highest animal conscious and sustainable standards by international nutritionists and monthly celebrity guest chefs.
Wrap Chix plans to provide each and every household in its 10 first markets with the opportunity to enjoy wholesome vegan healthy meals with easy planning and convenience. Wrap Chix is at the forefront of disrupting a multi-trillion dollar fast food industry and home delivery service even at the very beginning of its announcement..
Boxmode is a brand new website builder that offers the optimal set of tools for your online project, big or small. Thanks to its remarkable scalability, users can effectively obtain any type of online presence, ranging from promotional landing pages to comprehensive business websites and online stores.
The ease of use, variety of embedded assets, and plenty of useful integrations make Boxmode perfect for beginners and pros alike. For additional information regarding the pricing and features visit https://www.boxmode.com/pricing.html.
DeMeNew Tech Pvt. Ltd.
We are a bunch of foodies who love exploring different cuisines and eateries. We want to simplify the “dining out” experience for foodies like us while helping restaurants provide their customers with a personalized kitchen to dining table experience.
We are here to revolutionalize the dining out affair, one meal at a time! Our platform comes with a sleek and smart Tab for efficient order management, billing, and menu engineering to increase restaurants’ profitability by increasing the average ticket size, reducing wastage, increasing the average customer lifetime value and helping enhance the overall customer experience.. .
CheckPlz is a web-based platform designed to provide customer feedback on waitstaff service to restaurant management. Staff-interactions are a leading driver for return visits and establishing customer retention for restaurants.
CP derives insights and understanding into highly-valued team members through a brief feedback survey solicited to customers via QR-code. For their candid feedback Patrons will be rewarded with a promotion redeemable at the establishment during a return visit.
CheckPlz aims to drive recurring patronage while allowing management to engage with customers’ through their front of house operations.. .
LiveMarket is the first business-to-business farmers food marketplace. LiveMarket specializes in the trade of traceable food, connecting buyers and sellers together in real time.
Buyers have access to a multitude of carefully selected producers, without the middle man.. .
Instabids is a mobile app that allows restaurants to bid, select the best instant discount experience for diners. The company’s application offer diners search results, couponing, and instant discounts, enabling users to get their appetite fulfilled while supporting local restaurants.
Their mission is to take the restaurant search and deal-making to the next step so that both restaurants and customers rightly deserve it. Instabids was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, USA..
“We are leading a change and we want you to be part of it.” During COVID-19, we realised that as many stayed home, the amount of single-use plastics in takeouts and food deliveries increased. Not only harming the environment, single-use plastic tableware poses severe health risks in the long run too.
Based in Malaysia, the country that ranks eighth in the world for mismanaged plastic waste. With takeouts and food deliveries not going away anytime soon, we saw this as an opportunity to help businesses make that transition towards achieving sustainability goals by providing compostable products.
We are determined to eliminate plastic waste and create viable economic, environmental and societal value to our country and beyond. This is how Circlepac was established.
Find out how we are leaving no “environmental foodprints” behind at www.circlepac.com. .
Alt Life Hospitality Pvt Ltd
Alt Life Hospitality is providing affordable accommodations for all your crazy adventures. Our hostels uplift the values of community living while maintaining high standards of hygiene and safety.
It’s the best place for you to chill, unwind, co-work and make new friends as you travel. Experience standardised quality, fun shared spaces, cafes, and uber comfortable dorms at affordable prices.
We make switching to your alternate life easier!. .
Serve14 designs an on-demand food delivery platform that brings food from neighborhood restaurants directly to users’ doors. The company’s food delivery platform lists local restaurants and menu lists on an app for users to order from and track delivery of its delivery executives, enabling users to order food with speed and convenience.
Its service is used to pick up and drop off a diverse array of items. Serve14 was founded by Geet Gunjan Deka & Jyotishman Deka in 2020 and is headquartered in Tezpur, Assam, India..
Savorite offers restaurants an effective and effortless solution to target off-peak hours to increase bookings, atmosphere and bottom line. With Savorite, it’s easier than ever for restauranteurs to drive traffic and capitalize on excess capacity by offering real-time deals at the push of a button.
Through its platform, Savorite helps diners discover top restaurants, place reservations and enjoy the best meals with discounts of up to 50% off. Whether its a brunch of pancakes with friends or a much needed date night, diners can take advantage of last-minute offers to help restaurants fill their empty tables..
UpperEat is a digital platform that connects expense account diners with a marketplace of high-quality restaurants optimizing costs and increasing restaurants sales. Our innovative solution allows companies to streamline the management of meal costs through a simple and efficient booking and invoicing tool.
We are right now aiming to expand to other cities and countries. Feel free to contact us!.