Restaurant Technology Guys Podcast Ep. 227 – Harnessing Restaurant Technology: A Deep Dive with It’s a Checkmate

In the rapidly evolving landscape of the restaurant industry, technology has taken center stage as both a catalyst for growth and an essential tool for managing complexity. In a recent episode of the Restaurant Technology Guys podcast, host Jeremy Julian sat down with Vishal Agarwal, founder and CEO of It’s a Checkmate, to discuss the revolution in digital ordering and how restaurants are adapting to meet their customers wherever they are—be it online, through an app, or beyond.

Tips to Grow Your Career and Beat the Odds, from Women Restaurant Leaders

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, we gathered advice from leaders across the industry regarding two main questions: what is the biggest professional struggle that you overcame; and what advice would you give to women trying to move up the ladder in the restaurant industry? Here were their answers.

29 foodtech power players of 2022 revolutionizing how restaurants operate and deliver amid a looming recession

The foodtech sector grew at a fast clip in the pandemic's first year as restaurants turned to online-ordering tools, virtual brands, and ghost kitchens to reach consumers. But sunny skies turned stormy in 2022 as the restaurant industry faced headwinds tied to market volatility, a labor shortage, and record inflation.

The Restaurant Technology Guys Podcast - Easy Integration to DoorDash, GrubHub and UberEats with ItsaCheckmate

Tune in to hear the founder and CEO of ItsaCheckmate, Vishal Agarwal, and RTG’s Jeremy Julian, as they talk about where the future of the digital ordering category is heading, a critically important narrative surrounding restaurant profitability, and how operators can drive incremental sales by taking advantage of that narrative.

DoorDash Adds Self-Serve Integration Onboarding as Aggregators Compete on Selection

Partnering with ItsaCheckmate and Deliverect to enable thousands of restaurants to start connecting with customers on DoorDash quickly is one way we’re innovating to set an even stronger foundation for early days on our platform.

DoorDash streamlines onboarding for restaurants

The digital delivery platform is unveiling self-serve integration onboarding, a new feature enabling select restaurant partners to join the DoorDash marketplace in days directly from POS partner platforms ItsaCheckmate and Deliverect.

ItsaCheckmate Builds Partnership with DoorDash to Enable Rapid Restaurant Onboarding

The platform's objective is to enable ItsaCheckmate customers to take locations live on new order sources themselves, with convenience and speed.

DoorDash Debuts Self-Serve Integration Onboarding Capabilities

The feature enables restaurant partners to join the DoorDash marketplace in days, rather than what could take weeks, directly from point-of-sale (POS) partner platforms ItsaCheckmate and Deliverect. 

DoorDash teams with ItsaCheckmate, Deliverect for easier restaurant signups

DoorDash unveiled Self-Serve Integration Onboarding Tuesday, allowing select restaurant partners to join DoorDash’s marketplace in days directly through point-of-sales platforms ItsaCheckmate and Deliverect, the company wrote in a blog post.

ItsaCheckmate Releases Reconcile to Consolidate Third-Party Orders

As third-party ordering channels continue gaining steam, delivery integration provider ItsaCheckmate is promising brands they can simplify the process of tracking and reporting of critical metrics by consolidating ordering platform statements into one unified view. … The previous iteration of ItsaCheckmate’s solution was called Accounting Reconciliation, and it was exclusively available to the company’s fully integrated customers.

ItsaCheckmate Announces New Formatting and Reporting Tool

ItsaCheckmate, the center of a restaurant’s digital ordering business, announces Reconcile, a no-fuss, plug-n-play data ingestion, formatting, and reporting tool that allows restaurant accounting teams of all sizes, irrespective of the solution they use, to consolidate all of their 3rd party ordering

ItsaCheckmate Releases Plug-n-Play Data Ingestion, Formatting, and Reporting Tool for Restaurant Accounting Teams

ItsaCheckmate, the center of a restaurant’s digital ordering business, announces Reconcile, a no-fuss, plug-n-play data ingestion, formatting, and reporting tool that allows restaurant accounting teams of all sizes, irrespective of the solution they use, to consolidate all of their 3rd party ordering

62% of Consumers Discover Restaurants on Google

Obviously, a lot of restaurants are being searched for on Google, and [we enable] the customers who are searching for those restaurants to order directly on Google,” Vishal Agarwal, founder and CEO of order integration technology company ItsaCheckmate, told PYMNTS in an interview.

Tech Tracker: Omnichannel accessibility keeps expanding in new ways

ItsaCheckmate Acquires Open Tender. Digital ordering platform ItsaCheckmate announced in March the acquisition of first-party digital ordering and guest engagement platform, Open Tender, which provides customized designs for brand websites, kiosks, and mobile apps.

ItsaCheckmate Expands Platform with Open Tender Acquisition

As one of the oldest delivery aggregator and menu management companies in the restaurant ecosystem, ItsaCheckmate follows in the footsteps of other restaurant tech companies bringing more features under their wings.

DoorDash will take cash for some orders

ItsaCheckmate acquires Open Tender. ItsaCheckmate, which sells software that manages online ordering channels funneling everything directly to a restaurant’s point of sale system, announced the acquisition of ordering platform Open Tender.

ItsaCheckmate Acquires Digital Ordering Platform, Open Tender

We have already begun testing the combined solution of ItsaCheckmate and Open Tender and can’t wait to roll out the seamless user experience to all of our customers and catering clients soon!” … The combined Open Tender and ItsaCheckmate solution is immediately available to ItsaCheckmate’s 20,000+ existing customer locations. Additionally, new customers who are looking for alternatives to their existing digital solutions can apply to the program now. 

ItsaCheckmate Acquires Open Tender, a First-Party Ordering Platform For Restaurants

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ItsaCheckmate acquires digital ordering company Open Tender

ItsaCheckmate’s software takes incoming orders from apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats and sends them directly to a restaurant’s POS, eliminating the need for multiple tablets and manual order entry.

New tech helps restaurants digest their delivery data

Nextbite and fellow supplier ItsaCheckmate this week unveiled new products that are designed to automate some of that tedious data cleaning and reporting for restaurants.

Time to call it quits on changing the world

It includes early integrations with ItsaCheckmate and Nextbite.  Olo, the company that was massively early to digital ordering and now quietly hums along as huge restaurant group after huge restaurant group adopts its ordering tech.

DoorDash Launches Reporting API Tool

DoorDash announced the launch of a new Reporting API to allow DoorDash merchants to safely and securely access data about their sales, operations, and finances directly or through select partners ItsaCheckmate and Nextbite.

Independent Restaurants Turn to Google to Drive Digital Sales

With online ordering transforming the restaurant industry, independents are struggling to catch up with the digital transformations many major brands have undergone. Consequently, tech providers are looking to offer tools to help them compete — and offer consumers the frictionless convenience they have come to expect.

Why Off-Premises Reconciliation is Suddenly Such a Big Deal

Then there are edge cases like chargebacks, one critical part of the reconciliation tool from ItsaCheckmate. Chargebacks happen in delivery, when a customer gets the wrong food or a bad experience, platforms typically comp the meal.

ItsaCheckmate Unveils Restaurant Accounting Reconciliation Solution To Eliminate Billing Inconsistencies and Simplify Financial Reporting

ItsaCheckmate’s technology is best in class, and consistently enables us to easily navigate longtime POS-related operational pain points,” said Zerrick Pearson, CIO of Five Guys. … ItsaCheckmate allows restaurateurs to focus on what matters: serving up delicious food and delightful dining experiences.

ItsaCheckmate Releases New Financial Management Solution

Accounting Reconciliation is another demonstration of how ItsaCheckmate is uniquely positioned to respond to the ever-evolving challenges of digital ordering," adds Vishal Agarwal, founder, and CEO of ItsaCheckmate.

Why integrations are the next major step in restaurant technology

Online Presence: In the past, restaurants had to manually upload and update accurate information across all of its discovery channels (website, Facebook, Google, etc.)

ItsaCheckmate expands partnership with Grubhub

ItsaCheckmate can help restaurateurs using Grubhub save time and costs of labor while reducing order errors. ItsaCheckmate automatically ingests digital orders and prints them out just like in-house orders, negating the need for busy staff to manually punch in orders from a tablet into the POS.

Sparks Fly as Restaurant Tech Execs Talk Operations

Comprised by ItsaCheckmate founder and CEO Vishal Agarwal, Square Head of Restaurants Bryan Solar, Tillster Chief Marketing Officer Hope Neiman and Omnivore Chief Revenue Officer Shane Whitlatch, the conversation delved into diverging ways of measuring digital adoption, how technology firms should price.

ItsaCheckmate integrates with Square for Restaurants

ItsaCheckmate has integrated with Square for Restaurants, enabling operations teams to streamline administrative tasks and better manage UberEats, DoorDash, Grubhub and other digital orders.

Buffalo Wild Wings tests robotic chicken wing fryer

In September of last year, Inspire Brands also invested in POS integration platform ItsaCheckmate, which integrates multiple online ordering platforms into one POS system.

The Keys to Offering Both In-House and Third-Party Delivery

As Stefan Hertzberg, the Vice President of Partnerships with ItsaCheckmate, explains, “The marketplaces have rolled out a concept of ‘bring your own driver or courier’ over the last year or so, and that has led restaurants to try this in-house delivery model out

Hale & Hearty Soups Improves POS issues with Ordering Platform Appetize

For instance, the NetSuite integration helped Hale & Hearty’s accounting team visualize and report finances faster, and the ItsACheckMate integration helped employees reduce the time spent entering delivery and pickup orders from multiple 3rd-party delivery platforms.

The hottest restaurant tech of 2020

2020 was a landmark year for restaurant technology. The pandemic forced the industry to rapidly innovate, resulting in years’ worth of tech adoption in a matter of months. Here are some highlights.

Inspire Brands to Invest in and Deploy ItsaCheckmate

Inspire Brands announced that it has entered into a preferred customer relationship with ItsaCheckmate, the leading solution that integrates multiple online ordering platforms into point-of-sale (POS) systems. Inspire will also be a strategic partner to ItsaCheckmate and has made an investment in the company’s Series A financing round. Financial terms were not disclosed.

ItsaCheckmate's Founder and CEO was featured on Food Tech Podcast

Vishal Agarwal, founder and CEO at ItsaCheckmate, joins for the 15th episode. Agarwal started the platform to solve a problem with third-party delivery but the company has expanded to help restaurants integrate online ordering and delivery. He believes that third-party and first-party delivery can exist together and sees technology as a tool to help restaurants.