Tyme Commerce has established a restaurant-to-restaurant marketplace to increase revenues and create entrepreneurial opportunities for speciality providers.
Called Emily, the platform creates and manages workplace food programmes, customising the offering to meet the requirements of each consumer’s dietary preferences.
Tyme Commerce CEO Bobby Marhamat said: “Ordering food in a work environment can quickly get confusing, especially with different preferences in a large group.
“Emily is a flawless concierge who remembers each person’s preferences, is able to make intelligent suggestions and can easily manage orders from dozens of employees at once, all in a seamless app that really can please everyone.”
Tyme’s new restaurant-to-restaurant marketplace enables restaurants to expand their offerings and increase revenue. It also offers a solution to smaller startups in need of a market.
The marketplace features various products, including high-end coffee beans and hand-made chocolate truffles.
Many companies are featuring their products on the platform such as ice cream from Los Angeles-based Coolhaus and old-world specialities from Manhattan-based Sarge’s Deli.
Marhamat added: “Our marketplace solves two problems. First, restaurants wanting to provide speciality items that they don’t make in-house will now have a ready-made marketplace that goes beyond the standard offerings of large restaurant suppliers.
“Second, smaller providers offering unique items such as speciality desserts have often faced an uphill battle in finding a market. With our marketplace, these speciality providers will have a ready-made platform for sales and expansion.”
In November last year, Tyme Commerce developed the Tyme TakeTech solution to simplify takeaway collection experiences.