HungryHungry is paving the way in online food ordering technology
Year founded : 2019
Founder/CEO: Mark Calabro and Shannon Hautot: Co-CEO’s and Co-founders
Location: Melbourne, Australia\
Size of Team: 55
Who is your ideal customer:
Our ideal customer is any hospitality venue looking to grow their business, improve efficiencies and make sure they’re offering the best possible experience to their customer.
We have thousands of customers across Australia and New Zealand ranging from independent restaurants, bars and pubs to festivals, events and large scale corporate venues and hospitality groups.
Why would someone work for your company:
We’re fun, we’re flexible, we’re inclusive and we are all about breaking silos and creating a great culture. We’re on a mission to create a world where we all live to eat so anyone who loves the connection that comes from a great meal and dining experience is someone we want to hear from.
We have three core values that unite our team:
Win/Win/Win - We play fair in everything we do
Ownership - Make magic happen
Agile - High value, fast
Current Investors include:
The Mathieson Family
Brodie Arnhold, Chairman Endota Spa and the Shaver Shop, Chairman of HUNGRYHUNGRY
Matt Rogers, Allunga Advisory
Coming out of the pandemic we have been able to refocus on our mission to be an omnichannel technology growth engine for the hospitality industry.
HUNGRYHUNGRY is more than just a QR code ordering platform. This month we’re excited to be launching several new tech-driven innovations in both the software and hardware space, all designed to help venues operate more efficiently and enhance the customer experience. The latter is a first for a company like our’s in Australia and includes paperless, bespoke kiosks and in-venue tablets that provide live, actionable data at the fingertips for restaurant managers and their staff.
Why the name:
We wanted something fun and quirky that people could also relate back to the hospitality industry. We sat down and came up with a bunch of names and ended on HUNGRYHUNGRY.
Why did the business start?
HungryHungry was cofounded in 2019 by Mark Calabro and Shannon Hautot and is their second business in the hospitality technology space. Their first venture, Point of Sale (POS) company OrderMate, which they founded in 2003, was acquired by MSL Solutions (ASX:MSL) in 2021.
With 20+ years’ experience in Point Of Sale (POS) and integrated technology solutions for the hospitality industry, Calabro and Hautot say their mission is simple; keep delivering innovative, tech-driven solutions that help venue owners increase revenue and have access to valuable data insights that can inform ways of delivering better experiences and enhanced customer loyalty.
“Technology is not just about functionality; it has to be purpose-led. HungryHungry exists because we are passionate about the success of the hospitality industry and are committed to providing innovative, tech driven solutions that help venues streamline the way they operate and increase profitability” - Co-CEO’s and co founders Mark Calabro and Shannon Hautot.