EZCater Buys Monkey Group
ezCater has acquired Monkey Group, an enterprise software, training, and insights company, and developers of MONKEY, the cloud platform for takeout, delivery, and catering.
Catering, a growth opportunity for most restaurants, requires a dedicated suite of solutions. More than 60,000 restaurants and caterers already use ezCater’s platform to grow and manage their catering business; more than 8,000 use MONKEY to manage their off-premises channels. Now, ezCater’s fully integrated marketplace and software platform offers restaurants and caterers more catering orders than any other source, plus best-in-class catering software, expertise, and data. Integrations with POS, loyalty, and back-of-the-house systems allow orders and data to flow across their entire operation.
Brands that use both platforms, including Einstein Bros. Bagels, McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Schlotzsky's, will benefit from new POS integrations and streamlined data flow between the two companies’ systems.
“We have partnered with both ezCater and Monkey Media for years, and each individually has been integral to the strategic growth of our catering business," said J. Brandon Turner, CFO at Coffee & Bagel Brands, owners of Einstein Bros. Bagels, Caribou Coffee, and more. “We look forward to seeing what these companies can do together to unlock further catering growth for us.”
The Vancouver-headquartered Monkey Group, now operating as MonkeySoft Solutions Inc. (MSI), will maintain its existing brands, MONKEYMEDIA Software, The Catering Institute, and Off-Premise Insights.