Chowly, a restaurant technology company that integrates third-party online orders with restaurants’ point-of-sale (POS) systems, announced its COVID-19 Relief Response, which aims to mitigate the impact the pandemic has on the restaurant industry. This will allow restaurants to quickly onboard and execute delivery for their business as dine-in traffic sharply decreases. As efforts to contain the virus, including dine-in restrictions advised or mandated by city and state governments, have increased, many restaurants have experienced diminishing sales.
Restaurants are now quickly making plans to serve guests via off-premise channels, including delivery, carry-out, and drive-thru. To help restaurants quickly start executing off-premise order fulfillment, Chowly’s COVID-19 Relief Response will offer waived setup fees and a 60-day, no-risk trial period to restaurants that sign up for a limited time.
This will allow restaurants to quickly adapt to the current situation without having to worry about the costs associated with introducing additional technology.
“At Chowly, we want to help lessen the burden restaurants across the country are facing,” says Sterling Douglass, co-founder and CEO at Chowly. “Now more than ever, off-premise methods are critical for restaurants’ revenue streams. By helping restaurants add these alternatives to dine-in without any upfront costs, we are enabling them to continue to serve customers during these uncertain times and beyond.”
With Chowly, restaurants can easily get set up with the integration for direct online ordering channels and third-party delivery platforms, such as Grubhub, UberEats, DoorDash, and Postmates, in as few as two business days. All orders through these channels will be sent directly to restaurants’ existing POS systems, without the need for additional tablets, hardware, or supplementary labor.