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ezCater® Acquires Monkey Group to Strengthen Its Fully Integrated Catering Marketplace and Software Platform

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the world’s largest online catering marketplace, today announced it has
acquired Monkey Group, an enterprise software, training, and insights
company, and developers of MONKEY™, the cloud platform for takeout,
delivery, and catering. The acquisition marries the world’s largest
online catering marketplace with the world’s most popular catering
management software.

Catering, the largest 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.

“ezCater’s and Monkey Group’s strengths line up exceptionally well,”
said Stefania Mallett, Co-founder and CEO at ezCater. “Combining Monkey
Group’s industry leading offerings with ezCater’s nationwide online
marketplace, expert marketing engine, and API-first platform results in
faster, more profitable growth for restaurants.”

Erle Dardick, Founder and CEO of Monkey Group, added, “Our customers
tell us they want more orders, and ezCater’s marketplace drives growth
for so many restaurants. We’re thrilled to join forces to help food
service operators thrive even more.”

Brands who 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.

For more information about growing your catering business with ezCater’s
suite of solutions, visit

About ezCater
ezCater is the world’s largest online catering
marketplace. ezCater’s online ordering, on-time ratings and reviews, and
award-winning customer service help businesspeople from organizations of
all sizes and industries make meetings more successful and employees
happier. Over 60,000 restaurants and caterers use ezCater’s products to
grow and manage their catering business. For more information or to
place a catering order, visit

About Monkey Group
Monkey Group is made up of MonkeyMedia
Software™, The Catering Institute™, and Off-Premise Insights. Using the
business framework, 5 Pillars of Successful Restaurant Takeout,
Delivery, and Catering, Monkey Group works closely with each food
service operator’s executive team to drive strategic alignment, provide
education for team members, and deploy the MONKEY™ platform. With
MONKEY, food service operators have access to a full suite of
off-premise functionality, including unified multi-channel ordering
(online, mobile and call center), CRM, case management, catering sales
team and lead management, integrated accounting functionality to manage
business-to-business accounts, catering order production management, and
delivery dispatch management. Learn more about the 5 Pillars at and
for more information on Monkey Group, visit