FoodByUs is a ‘one-stop procurement shop’ for SMBs, connecting restaurants, cafes and caterers with 1000s of wholesale food and alcohol suppliers. Living in a drastically digitalised world, startups like FoodByUs know how important it is to stay at the forefront of technological innovation.
The Australian-born company was co-founded by CEO Ben Lipshitz in partnership with ex-Menulog executives Tim Chandler and Gary Munitz in 2016. They are now seeking to build a whole new way of hospitality food ordering.
Hospitality venues have historically relied on a combination of text, email and calls for their wholesale food ordering. FoodByUs was built to solve this. In one simple app, food venues are able to access an entire marketplace of products. It is more than just a service, technology application or product range.
From search, payment, issue resolution to accounting and everything in between, they aim to provide the best ordering experience in the industry. FoodByUs has developed and maintained long-term relationships with suppliers to bring venues the best and most convenient experience, every time.
Stephanie Bull, General Manager at Mexicano, a leading Mexican restaurant in Sydney, is just one venue that understands the time-saving benefits of having a consolidated wholesale shopping experience.
“By integrating all my suppliers into one marketplace, FoodByUs has allowed me to cut my procurement time by 67%,” says Stephanie. “I went from having 8 functional sheets and different requirements for the kitchen, bar and restaurant, to only having to use one application. It would take close to an hour to order food and supplies. It now takes me less than 20 minutes.”
Another benefit of FoodByUs is its group-buying power, allowing small-medium businesses to access lower prices, reaping the benefit of huge cost savings across the board. Bistro Rex, a stunning 100-seat modern bistro in Sydney’s Potts Point has reduced their COGS by 17% since they started using FoodByUs.
Head Chef, Leigh McDivitt says “some items are literally half price, but the quality and brands are exactly the same.” With access to 1000s of suppliers to explore, independent venues like Bistro Rex are given full control over their food costs and invoicing.
Every chef or venue manager knows how difficult, time-consuming and costly procurement can be. With procurement costs making up a whopping 35% of total costs for many venues, FoodByUs can see the problem and have built a unified solution to target this directly. They are here to become the future of wholesale food procurement.
FoodByUs is 100% free to use. Sign up now at https://www.foodbyus.com.au/ to explore their innovative solution and start saving time, money and hassle today. Use code HOSPO50 at checkout to get $50 of your first 5 orders. Offer ends 31/12/2022.