Foodler CEO Christian Dumontet Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award Finalist
Restaurant Technology Pioneer Recognized for Order and Delivery Innovation
Boston, MA (RestaurantNews.com) Foodler, one of America’s fastest growing online ordering and delivery services that bridges the gap between consumers and restaurants, has announced that Christian Dumontet, Foodler chief executive officer, was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Award. Founded to inspire entrepreneurism, the award recognizes individuals who display commitment and innovation in all areas of their business ventures.
Without any outside backing and utilizing servers stored in his basement, Dumontet co-founded Foodler in 2004, working around the clock to build the platform. The Boston native’s company now has more than 100 employees nationwide and the service now smoothly coordinates millions of delivery orders annually. Through its one-of-a-kind rewards program and the ability to deliver ratings and food recommendations down to the ingredient level through proprietary software designed by Dumontet, Foodler has reached an annual growth rate of 30 percent. That figure jumps to 80 percent in new markets the app has entered over the last two years. Foodler is now adding over 100 new restaurants to its platform every month and has over 15,000 restaurants in 48 states and Canada.
“From the start, my goal has been the creation of a superior, user-friendly experience that is constantly evolving to fit the needs of both diners and restaurants,” Dumontet said. “We are meeting those needs by creating stronger connections through convenience. But, we pride ourselves on also breaking new ground in the process, through features like our unique recommendations and rewards systems. This nomination from Ernst & Young provides immense validation for the work we have done and inspires us to continue the devotion to our goals for years to come.”
Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur of Year program has expanded to honor business innovators in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are also eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National program. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Foodler is a premiere online food ordering service that bridges the gap between consumers and restaurants. With a wide variety of restaurants for immediate delivery and individual recommendations based on order history, user ratings, discounts and free delivery, the app is truly one-of-a-kind. Foodler makes ordering a positive experience for both restaurants and customers by automatically remembering favorite foods, ingredients, payment methods and tip preferences. It also allows customers to earn rewards with every order made, giving them access to exclusive savings. For more information, please visit www.foodler.com.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In New England, sponsors include Goodwin Procter LLP, RBS Citizens, Nixon Peabody, R.R. Donnelley, Scherzer International, Silicon Valley Bank, The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, True Capital, Accounting Management Solutions, Bingham McCutchen, Chatham Financial, fama PR, and Murray Devine and Company.
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