SendaGuy Now, a Manhattan-based startup seeking to revolutionize the way independently owned restaurants in New York City request and receive repair and maintenance services, showcased its platform at the Taste Talks Future Food Expo, which took place at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on September 10 and September 11.
“We developed SendaGuy Now to provide an on demand solution for all of the great restaurants in New York City that don’t have relationships with quality service companies but need help fast when their kitchen equipment breaks down,” says Steve Keltz, chief marketing guy at SendaGuy Now. “We generated a lot of excitement at the Future Food Expo as that event is all about innovation in the restaurant industry and attracted our core audience of chefs and restaurant owners, as well as catering and shared kitchens, culinary schools, and food truck operators.”
SendaGuy Now’s platform matches the details of a restaurant’s repair request with the skillset and credentials of a qualified service technician working nearby, who can come when the restaurant needs them. Similar to Uber, SendaGuy Now provides value to both parties as it identifies technicians working in dense urban areas, like Manhattan, who have idle capacity and pairs them with restaurants geographically nearby that need their specific services. The company says it’s a win-win for all.
“SendaGuy Now is a Godsend for small restaurants looking to find quality repair services fast,” adds the owner of ChikaLicious Dessert Bar, an innovative East Village eatery, and a SendaGuy Now client.
After completing successful beta trials in Union Square, SendaGuy Now is expanding service to all restaurants in Manhattan. Target customers include independently owned full- and quick-service restaurants, hospitality groups, franchises, kiosks, and food trucks.