Delhi-based Dineout has recently announced its acquisition of Bangalore-based inResto Service. This marks the entry of the table reservation company that is mainly focused on B2C into B2B.
With this acquisition, Dineout can provide end-to-end solutions in restaurant management post which, the entire team at inResto will be joining the Dineout team in Bengaluru.
Started back in 2o12 by Vivek Kapoor, Ankit Mehrotra, Sahil Jain and Nikhil Bakshi, Dineout is a table reservation platform that is currently operating in seven cities with listings of over 20,000 restaurants, and real-time reservation enabled at over 2000 restaurants. The venture is operating in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, and Hyderabad. Last year, the venture was acquired by Times Internet, a subsidiary of Bennett Coleman & Company Limited. in deal that was valued for over $10 million
“It has become the only open platform to connect with various services across the food-tech ecosystem. Our endeavour is to provide a holistic solution for restaurateurs for their guest management goals.” said, Ankit Mehrotra, Co-Founder, Dineout.
inResto’s cloud-based plug-and-play restaurant management solution will be marketed as inResto by Dineout, and will be used to provide restaurants an end-to-end restaurant management solution, from managing table reservations, to home delivery, takeaways, customer feedback, mobile payments, and loyalty programs.
According to Ankit, “With this acquisition, we will enable them with a one-stop-solution to the challenges of getting to know their customers better, easing the process of table management, attending to feedback, marketing special offers and a cloud-based CRM platform that is very easy to manage,”
Vijayan Parthasarathy, Founder & CEO, inResto said that his application had seated over 1 million restaurant diners in Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Delhi in just six months post launch.