Tayble App

Look, it’s been a long time coming, and the whole hospitality industry needs a shakeup. There are plenty of players in the food & drink space, especially in Sydney. Tayble wants to redefine the way you dine.

Imagine walking into a restaurant or bar. You sit down and take a seat. What happens next?

You wait.

But what if you could head on over to your favorite bar or eatery, take a seat and open up the Tayble app?

You can check out the menu, food & drink specials, order your favorite meal, split the bill, and leave at your convenience. Oh did I mention, you can add to your order at any time?

Another way to think of it is like ‘Uber.’ Instead of ordering a car, you order your dinner and drinks with your friends, right from your smartphone, or tablet.

Tayble wants to redefine the whole eating-out casual drink experience, and this doesn’t stop at ordering at your table. You can post reviews about the meals and venues too.

Following a successful pilot with 10 restaurants in Sydney, Tayble is now enabling the app at the 190 Sydney venues on their waitlist. With 50 venues going live before summer, if you’re in Sydney, you’ll soon be seeing Tayble everywhere you eat and drink.

The competitors range from menu apps like HeyYou who process more than 13,000 transactions daily  – to user recommendation sites like Yelp – and MenuLog, a food delivery app. Tayble aims to be the go-to app, for casual food & drinks.

Tayble makes money by charging a small transaction fee to businesses for the ease of the Tayble-tech.

Restaurant owners can reduce staffing costs, balance the till with incorrect orders and of course limit the time that you have to wait. Venues can pre-register and be one of the first to offer Tayble service here

Tayble is currently working in the Lion Unleashed startup accelerator program, in conjunction with Slingshot. Tayble is hopeful that they will be able to work with Lion to leverage their vast network of venues.

Tayble received a pre-seed investment of $350K from a Radio Station Network in America, and, the head of a retail chain. The team chose to not disclose the names of these investors.

Early 2017, Tayble raised a $550K investment from Bluebird Capital Club, Melbourne Angels, the Director of WiseTech, and various other high network individuals (HNW’s).

On top of the $900K capital that was previously raised, Tayble is getting ready to close an additional round of $1.2M – with just $150K left to close. The funding will be used to fuel growth throughout Sydney and open up the Melbourne market.

Co-founders Phil Tran, Ben Burns and Chris McCarney are extremely proud of the team and are excited to continue their mission to create the type of service you never knew you needed.

Tayble App

The founding team first me at The Entourage, a business education organization, and have worked together previously. The team launched DealzTap in 2016, before pivoting to Tayble.


 

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  • Paul Towers

    I like the idea of being able to walk in, sit down and order without ever having to speak with a waiter. It might be a tad antisocial of me, but I typically don’t need to speak with a member of staff to figure out what I want to order, etc.

    I also like the idea of being able to up and leave whenever I am ready and just have my card charged automatically for the bill.

    It’s great to see they have 50 businesses ready and waiting to use the app. It will be interesting how they balance the customer service aspect of their business though with the ability of their customers to have very little interaction with staff.

    • I think for something like this to be successful, it needs to be everywhere and get mass adoption. We’re also used to waiting in line to order or pay – so effectively they Tayble needs to “change people’s habits”, which in itself, is very hard to do.

    • Ben Burns

      Hey Paul, thanks for supporting the Tayble idea 💡 appreciate it 🙏. Double markets are always challenging but we are loving the response we are getting from both sides of the equation! 👌 In the past 2 weeks we have had 2500 user pre register and another 50 businesses, its thanks to people like you sharing with mates! If you haven’t registered yet it would be much appreciated if you could 🤜 🤛 https://tayble.co/hungry-humans/

  • Nick Foster

    This sounds like a great idea to me. Many places I go I’ve been to before, and I know their menu and I don’t need help ordering. Like with the Chick-Fil-A app: I don’t have to look at the menu or wait in line, I just punch in what I want and it’s all ready for me when I get there. Easy.

    This reminds me of the Apple Pay rollout. Fundamentally, it has benefits, but if it’s only adopted in a few places, it’s not going to go anywhere. The closer it gets to ubiquity the better.

    • Ben Burns

      Hey Nick, glad you like the idea, Tayble now has 100 pre registered restaurans in Sydney! We are lucky enough to have a lot t if users talking about the product and lot’s of businesses signing themselves up 👌 We are launching a restaurant referral campaign on Monday https://tayble.co/hungry-humans/