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C3 PARTNERS WITH LUNCHBOX ON CITIZENS GO APP

C3’s newest culinary community now comes with an app focused on generating first-party orders. The operator of more than 200 ghost kitchens and brick-and-mortar restaurants partnered with Lunchbox to create the Citizens Go mobile app, allowing customers to order food for pickup directly from their ghost kitchen, bypassing third-party marketplaces.

FROM THE DRIVE-THRU TO THE KITCHEN, TECHNOLOGY WILL CONTINUE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS

Ask almost any operator and they’ll agree that the restaurant industry was headed toward a digital, off-premise-focused business before 2020 and that COVID-19 just accelerated that process.

MILLENIAL CHANGE MAKERS

Nabeel Alamgir worked his way up from bussing tables at Bareburger, his first job after arriving in the U.S. from Bangladesh as a teen, to being the company’s CMO. His years at Bareburger gave him the inspiration for Lunchbox, his tech startup.

SOME NYC RESTAURANTS TIRE OF FORKING OVER DELIVERY-APP FEES

In recent years, New York City restaurants have complained about the fees that third-party ordering and delivery platforms, such as Grubhub and DoorDash, charge them. Those concerns have only escalated during the pandemic, when dining spots have become more dependent on meals to go for their financial survival.

NABEEL ALAMGIR OF LUNCHBOX: 5 THINGS I WISH SOMEONE TOLD ME BEFORE I BECAME A C-SUITE EXECUTIVE

Building a culture of teamwork, trust, and empowerment creates a better environment for everyone involved internally and externally. It’s important to support one another and push team members to do great things because you genuinely believe in their potential.

PAR TECHNOLOGY INGRETRATES LUNCHBOX INTO BRINK POS

Point-of-sale provider ParTech has added functionality for Lunchbox, a fast-growing provider of restaurant delivery integration and marketing software, into its Brink POS platform.

HOW THIS FOUNDER IS HELPING RESTAURANTS RECLAIM THEIR POWER

If there's one thing that makes Nabeel Alamgir fume, it's watching eateries pay exorbitant fees to tech companies. In an industry known for razor-thin margins even in ideal circumstances, third-party platforms like GrubHub and Uber Eats can charge commissions of 15 to 30 percent per transaction.

CLEAN JUICE THRIVES IN SALES, GROWTH AND GUEST EXPERIENCE

Clean Juice, a USDA-certified organic juice bar franchise released its 2020 fourth quarter financial report indicating that the franchise's key performance indicators have exceeded expectations, despite a global pandemic and the company's typical seasonality impact.

GHOST KITCHENS SEE FRESH OPPORTUNITIES IN MALLS, HOTELS

Ghost kitchens have entered a new phase. After a strong year that saw the multibrand, delivery-only facilities become part of the restaurant mainstream, companies that operate them are beginning to pursue opportunities for the format outside of their own four walls.

FOOD TECH STARTUP LUNCHBOX, BACKED BY $20 MILLION IN VC FUNDING, HAS LAUNCHES TWO ANTI - GRUBHUB ORDERING SITE

Lunchbox is a tech disruptor out to beat delivery companies like GrubHub by offering restaurant alternatives for food delivery and carryout.

WHAT IS THE ANTI-GRUBHUB

Last week, a company called Lunchbox unveiled a new website: notgrubhub.org. A rep for the company described the site over email as “a non-profit site helping Americans order from and directly support over 100,000 establishments across the country.”

FORMER BAREBURGER CMO LAUNCHES NOTGRUBHUB

Former NYC restaurant operators have launched a website to drive guests to restaurants only offering first-party ordering.

LUNCHBOX FOUNDER FOCUSES ON BREAKING THIRD-PARTY DEPENDENCE

As the outspoken CEO of a tech company trying to break restaurant dependency on third-party delivery services, Nabeel Alamgir of Lunchbox is more of a happy warrior than an angry naysayer. Even in saying “the bad guys are winning” when talking about the largest delivery providers, his message of restaurant independence feels like equal parts pep talk and rallying cry.

GRUBHUB'S LATEST ONLINE ORDERING TOOLS WON'T CHARGE MARKETING FEES

The delivery aggregator's new Direct Order Toolkit that allows restaurant partners to add either a direct link for use in email marketing and social media, a direct 'order now' button on their website or a QR code on printed materials.

WHAT RECENT FUNDING ROUND TO COMPANIES LIKE LUNCHBOX TELL US ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

If you want an idea of what the restaurant industry could look like in a post-pandemic environment, look at where the money is going.

LUNCHBOX RAISES $20M TO HELP RESTAURANTS BUILD THEIR OWN ORDERING EXPERIENCES

With many restaurants forced to rely entirely on the delivery and takeout business during the pandemic, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether the industry can survive while paying hefty fees to delivery platforms like Uber Eats and Grubhub.

BACKED BY PROMINENT RESTAURATEURS, LUNCHBOX RAISES $20M

Online ordering company Lunchbox has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round, the company said Wednesday.

THIS UNDER-THE-RADAR STARTUP WANTS TO HELP RESTAURANTS TAKE ON UBER EATS AND GRUBHUB. HERE'S A LOOK AT ITS VISION TO BECOME THE SHOPIFY OF RESTAURAN

Alamgir's current target means taking down companies with millions of users and even more funding: third-party restaurant delivery apps like GrubHub and UberEats.

IN A POST-NDA WORLD, DOES TRANSPARENCY HELP FOUNDERS IDENTIFY CONFLICTS OF INTEREST?

Nabeel Alamgir, CEO and founder of Lunchbox, struggled to raise his first institutional check for his restaurant tech startup. After searching for more than a year, Alamgir found an investor who understood his vision. Better yet, the investor had connections to restaurants in New York City that Alamgir wanted to land.

CLEAN JUICE LAUNCHES MOBILE APP WITH LUNCHBOX

Clean Juice, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based organic juice bar franchise, has launched a branded mobile app under a partnership with Lunchbox, an omnichannel platform for New York-based restaurants.

LUNCHBOX RAISING SERIES A AMID HEATED ONLINE FOOD ORDERING SPACE, CEO SAYS

In 2019, Bareburger launched their reimagined omnichannel app and web ordering, in partnership with Lunchbox for no initial development cost and a recurring monthly fee. Previously, their mobile and website ordering interfaces did not “talk to each other,” and the consumer interface was confusing, to say the least.

UNDAUNTED BY PANDEMIC, CLEAN JUICE SELECTS LUNCHBOX FOR APP UPGRADE

Lunchbox co-founder and CEO Nabeel Alamgir: Lunchbox enables restaurants of all sizes to deliver the best digital ordering experiences to their customers by simplifying the solution. By creating powerful omnichannel systems, restaurants are able to take back their digital real estate.

TECH NYC JUNE COMPANY TO WATCH

Lunchbox co-founder and CEO Nabeel Alamgir: Lunchbox enables restaurants of all sizes to deliver the best digital ordering experiences to their customers by simplifying the solution. By creating powerful omnichannel systems, restaurants are able to take back their digital real estate.

HOW THE UBER AND POSTMATES MERGER IMPACTS THE INDUSTRY

The food delivery market is quickly changing, and restaurateurs nationwide are left wondering how this evolution will affect their industry.

10 EMERGING FOOD TECH PLATFORMS SET TO POWER THE FUTURE OF FOOD

Out of adversity, comes invention and opportunity. In these challenging times, it’s more important to be able to pivot, transition, and adapt than ever before. With movement restricted and social distancing measures becoming the new normal for restaurants, we have seen an acceleration in the move to digital technology for food businesses.

PANDEMIC UPS THE ANTE FOR DIGITAL RESTAURANT ORDERS, DELIVERY

Lunchbox is looking to shift this dynamic with a flat-fee model for restaurants—as opposed to charging per transaction or taking a percentage of each transaction.

HOW BAREBURGER TOOK BACK A MAJORITY SHARE OF THEIR DIGITAL ORDERS FROM THIRD-PARTY COMPANIES

The 38-unit better-burger chain just passed 51% ownership of digital orders, giving them more control over data and customer experience

7 WAYS RESTAURANTS CAN DELIVER FOOD AMID CORONAVIRUS FEARS

As COVID-19 spread, restaurateurs are looking for ways to continue operating, without compromising the health of their employees or consumers.

LUNCHBOX AND ENIAC LAUNCH A WEBSITE FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES

A new website called Help Main Street is offering a simple way for people to pitch in by searching or browsing through local business listings, then purchasing gift cards (or making Square payments).

LUNCHBOX RAISES $2M TO SIMPLIFY OMNICHANNEL ORDERING FOR SMALLER RESTAURANTS

Lunchbox, a relatively new entrant to the restaurant-tech scene, just announced a $2 million seed round for its software that simplifies restaurants’ task of managing orders from multiple sales channels.

NASCAR's delivery-only restaurant revving up

Lunchbox, an online ordering company for restaurants, and Virtual Dining Concepts, a collection of delivery-only restaurant concepts, is revving up the engines of a virtual restaurant brand: NASCAR Refuel.

Restaurants are at war with Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash over profit-hurting fees. These 7 food-tech startups have raised millions to help restaurateurs win.

Lunchbox, LoCo Co-ops, FoodBoss, Owner.com, and Coco are part of a growing list of startups giving restaurants a break on costly delivery fees.