Flipdish, the food tech start-up founded by Irish brothers James and Conor McCarthy in 2015, announced that they have secured investment from Growing Capital and Enterprise Ireland to help accelerate growth in the UK. Flipdish powers over 10% of Ireland’s delivery restaurants’ apps and websites and helps increase their weekly revenue.
Flipdish, offers a solution that restaurant owners have been crying out for and supports iOS and Android. As well as having customer loyalty and retention campaigns built into it, the detailed analytics dashboard helps restaurant owners understand where their orders are coming from, and Flipdish powered white-label apps and websites are user-friendly and 10x faster than any alternative.
James and Conor McCarthy.
Conor McCarthy, the CEO told me:
“Lots of consumers don’t know that when they order from their local takeaway on a 3rd party food portal the restaurant will be paying up to 30% for the referral. This is extremely punitive and makes it very hard for restaurants to make a profit. It also puts restaurants in a very vulnerable position as the 3rd party aggregators own the customers and can, with the flip of a switch, direct them to a competitor. At Flipdish we empower restaurants to reclaim their customers, build their own brand, increase their sales and save on fees.”
James McCarthy added:
“We are seeing about 30% of our business coming from collection orders. Cafés are using the app so they can increase their efficiency during the lunchtime rush and their customers love being able to pre-order and save themselves 15 minutes of queuing every day. It’s also increasing customer loyalty. Our data from the last 12 months shows that customers that order with our apps order 4 times more frequently that those ordering on the same restaurant’s website.”
With competitors such as Deliveroo, JustEat, and Marvin, Flipdish is aiming high and have over 300 restaurants in Ireland as clients including 300 restaurants in Ireland as clients including Sprout and Mao. If you are hungry for more information go to their website.