US-based tech startup Bite Ninja has raised $11.3m in funding through a bridge financing round, which will enable growth in the quick service restaurant (QSR) sector.

The round saw investment from Manta Ray Ventures, Owl Ventures, Agfunder, Pioneer Fund and TRAC Unicorn Fund.

Bite Ninja has so far secured a total of $15.4m in funding.

It plans to use the investment to further develop its remote staffing technology platform.

The infusion will also help the start-up increase resources to support sales and marketing efforts in the QSR sector.

At present, Bite Ninja is working in partnership with five major quick-service chains across the US. The company is likely to collaborate with more such restaurant chains by the end of the fourth quarter.

Bite Ninja CEO and co-founder Will Clem said: “Bite Ninja is currently powering some of the most notable quick service restaurants from coast to coast, providing operators with access to more than 12,000 qualified ‘Ninjas’ ready to serve customers and fill open shifts.

“We’re excited to push forward with the growth, including targeting expansion overseas.”

Bite Ninja’s virtual workforce, also called ‘Ninjas’, helps restaurants virtually staff their drive-through and front counter units.

The company’s platform is claimed to ensure an error-free ordering system.

Recently, the technology start-up unveiled a new front counter customer-facing platform that offers restaurant owners an additional solution alongside the current drive-through services.

The platform also offers a command centre solution to enable enterprise-level labour performance management and deployment.