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7 Restaurants Companies that went to Become Unicorns

If you're building a restaurant startup, you must check these 7 companies that have joined the unicorn club.

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Think restaurants are boring and everything’s been done before?

Think again.

If you’re in the restaurants industry or are interested in starting a company in this space, this article dives into all of the hottest Restaurants unicorn startups who are making their way to becoming worth more than US$1 billion.

7 Restaurants Companies that Became Unicorns

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Alibaba Bendi Shenghuo Fuwu Gongsi

Alibaba Bendi Shenghuo Fuwu Gongsi

Alibaba Bendi Shenghuo Fuwu Gonsi is a group of subsidiary companies that provides online services to consumers. The company operates through two segments, Ele.me and Koubei.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $30

    B (

    September 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Customer Service, Delivery Service, E-Commerce, Food Delivery, Restaurants, Service Industry

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $4,000,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    4

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CloudKitchens

CloudKitchens

CloudKitchens offers smart kitchen designs for restaurants looking for a quality design and built on-time delivery -- all from a single source.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.30

    B (

    November 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Los Angeles

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Travis Kalanick

  • Industries:

    Delivery Service, Real Estate, Restaurants, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1-10

  • Funding Amount:

    $400,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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ezCater

ezCater

EzCater is the fastest growing online marketplace for those in need of catering services. Whether you’re headed to a board meeting, a business lunch, or an after-work happy hour, EzCater makes it easy and affordable for you to find fresh food and fantastic local catering options.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.25

    B (

    April 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Boston

  • Started in:

    2007

  • Founders:

    Briscoe Rodgers, Stefania Mallett

  • Industries:

    Catering, Hospitality, Marketplace, Restaurants

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $320,789,999

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    21

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iFood

iFood

IFood is the best app to order food online while you are on the go or in your home in some relaxing time. It is globally recognised and delivers foods to your doorstep!

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Campina

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Eduardo Baer, Felipe Ramos Fioravante, Gabriel Pinto, Guilherme Bonifacio, Michel Eberhardt, Patrick Sigrist

  • Industries:

    Delivery, E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Mobile, Restaurants

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $591,860,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    5

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Swiggy

Swiggy

Swiggy is India's digital food delivery marketplace for customers to order food online and delivered to their doorstep.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.00

    B (

    June 2018

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Bangalore

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Nandan Reddy, Rahul Jaimini, Sriharsha Majety

  • Industries:

    Delivery Service, E-Commerce Platforms, Restaurants

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,428,380,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    14

  • Number of investors:

    23

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Toast

Toast

Toast is a powerful POS and restaurant management solution, engineered to help kitchens run seamlessly, increase profits, and bring delicious food to your customers faster.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.90

    B (

    July 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Boston

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Aman Narang, Jonathan Grimm, Steve Fredette

  • Industries:

    Point of Sale, Restaurants, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $901,950,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    18

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Zomato

Zomato

Zomato is a trusted restaurant guide and food ordering platform that’s making ordering food online in your city fast, easy and free of delivery fees.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.40

    B (

    April 2015

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Gurgaon

  • Started in:

    2008

  • Founders:

    Deepinder Goyal, Gaurav Gupta, Pankaj Chaddah

  • Industries:

    Food Delivery, Mobile Apps, Reservations, Restaurants

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,100,568,357

  • Number of funding rounds:

    21

  • Number of investors:

    25

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