Apr 16, 2020

The tech behind the takeout: Website and app developer sees business surge


Jacksonville-based Hazlnut sees business surge 20% in March as dining rooms shut down and restaurants turn to to-go orders.

by: Katie Garwood Staff Writer

As state and local governments began shutting down restaurant dining rooms across the country, establishments were left scrambling to set up takeout and online ordering for their customers.

Hazlnut, a Jacksonville-based company that builds web-based ordering sites and mobile apps for restaurants, said the company’s overall sales increased 20% in March alone.

“The phone has been ringing off the hook,” said Hazlnut co-founder and CEO Dick Sikes. “So it’s been pretty nonstop. It’s a lot of people who didn’t have something in place already.” Read the full article here.

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