Fast Company | The 10 most innovative dining companies of 2022

Fast Company | The 10 most innovative dining companies of 2022

Catalyst portfolio company ChowNow was recognized among dining innovators that are pioneering new ways to reach customers. Over the past couple of years, the restaurant industry was forced to innovate at warp speed to maintain customers amid a global pandemic that stopped indoor dining in its tracks. Many of these innovations are now maturing—and companies like ChowNow are continuing to add even more new features.

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

Catalyst-backed ChowNow introduced 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 Announces Andre Mancl As Chief Financial Officer

Catalyst portfolio company ChowNow, the nation’s leading platform powering online ordering and marketing for independent restaurants, named Andre Mancl as Chief Financial Officer to lead the company’s finance team through ChowNow’s next phase of growth and expansion. Mancl joins ChowNow from Credit Suisse, where he served as the Global co-head of Internet Investment Banking.

RestaurantDive | ChowNow launches Order Better Network

Catalyst portfolio company ChowNow, an online ordering platform, 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 without leaving them. The new offering has shown to grow online sales by an average of 30%.

ChowNow | 100 Million Orders and Counting

Our portfolio company ChowNow recently surpassed 100 million orders. In a crowded space in which most online ordering companies are predatory, taking advantage of small restaurant owners, we are proud to back a company that empowers restaurants and puts them in the driver’s seat, helping them grow their businesses during a trying time for restaurants.

TechCrunch | Instagram partners with LA’s ChowNow to make food pics and stories shoppable

“During this unprecedented pandemic, ChowNow has mobilized all its resources to help local restaurants survive and ultimately thrive, launching new products and services in record time,” said Chris Webb, CEO of Catalyst-backed ChowNow. “This Instagram feature is yet another valuable tool we’re offering our restaurant partners — at no cost to the restaurants — to help them drive more revenue and boost order volume without suffering the outrageous commissions and fees imposed by other delivery apps.”