A Jacksonville-based startup that provides restaurants with their own apps and online ordering templates told the Business Journal Monday it’s looking for more funding to help restaurants curb the worker shortage. Hazlnut allows restaurants to use Hazlnut’s software templates for online ordering, menus and apps.
“We are actually moving into a little bit more of in-store ordering options to help with that,” said Dick Sikes, founder and CEO at Hazlnut. “In July of this year, we released kiosk ordering, so similar to how you order at places like Panera.” Sikes said he’s looking to raise funds for those new channels of growth for things like online chat-based ordering where customers can talk to an employee via the app. The company had previously closed a seed round funded by PS27 ventures in 2018 with about $200,000. Read the full article here.