OpenRest

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OpenRest
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryOnline food ordering
Founded2010[1]
FounderDanny Leshem
Yoav Amit
HeadquartersUnited States, Delaware
ParentWix.com (2014–present)
Websitewww.openrest.com

OpenRest (founded 2011) is a software company that provides restaurant owners with online ordering websites, mobile websites and native mobile apps branded on the restaurant.[citation needed] In total, as of July 2014, more than 1,000 restaurants power their online ordering systems with OpenRest worldwide.[citation needed] The company is based in Delaware with research and development offices in Tel Aviv.[citation needed]

Background[edit]

OpenRest was founded in 2010 by Danny Leshem and Yoav Amit.[2] The company first focused on Web applications, before making a significant shift towards mobile development in 2011 as the smartphone market was booming.[1]

By 2013, 300 restaurants had launched their OpenRest-powered ordering application on the App Store. Its R&D office was based in Tel Aviv.[1] In June 2013, OpenRest and RestCloud announced a collaboration to integrate with the cloud based POS messaging solution[buzzword] for restaurants.[3]

In late 2013, OpenRest partnered with Bits of Gold to be the first restaurant online ordering system to provide bitcoin payments to all its clients.[4][5] In June 2014, OpenRest launched in French.[6] In July 2014, OpenRest integrated with BitPay to expand its bitcoin payment offering.

OpenRest was acquired by Wix.com in October 2014 for $12 million.[2]

Description[edit]

  • Restaurant solution[buzzword]: OpenRest offers a complete online ordering, web and mobile presence solution for restaurants, which includes a website, a mobile website, native mobile applications and Facebook ordering widgets.
  • Portal solution: OpenRest partners with local market owners to provide the market with a leading portal solution[buzzword] (website and mobile application). The OpenRest Portal Solution[buzzword] enables consumers to search for a restaurant or a group of restaurants based on various search criteria and place a delivery or takeout order to the selected restaurants.

OpenRest's mobile solutions[buzzword] are written on top of Appcelerator Titanium.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wix.com Acquires OpenRest to Bring Online & Mobile Ordering to Restaurants Worldwide, Cnbc.com, 29 October 2014
  2. ^ OpenRest integrates with RestCloud's restaurant-specific messaging terminal, Qsrweb.com, 19 June 2013
  3. ^ "Buy and Sell Bitcoins in Israel". Bits of Gold. Retrieved 2017-03-09.
  4. ^ "חשיפת פעילי קהילת ביטקוין ישראל". Telecom News. Retrieved 2017-03-09.
  5. ^ (in French) Les infos à ne pas rater: OpenRest en français, My Little Paris va ouvrir sa marketplace, Frenchweb.fr, 6 June 2014