Manhattan-based ghost kitchen specialist Zuul Kitchens has acquired online food-ordering platform Ontray, and added Ontray’s founder and CEO Tyler Wiest to its staff as chief technology officer.
Zuul Kitchens has operated from its nine-kitchen headquarters in New York since it launched in 2018, and specializes in offering custom ghost kitchens to restaurants requiring a delivery-only facility.
Ontray was founded in Philadelphia in 2016 and offers restaurants software solutions to manage online orders through their own websites.
Corey Manicone, Zuul CEO and co-founder, commented: “We have acquired key technical assets and talent from Ontray to better support our restaurant members and set them up for success.
“Together with Ontray’s technology, Zuul can innovate a ‘whole product delivery solution’ that includes affordable online ordering for our members.”
Meanwhile, Wiest commented: “Joining Ontray and Zuul Kitchens is a natural move. Both companies share a similar goal: returning the power and purse back to individual restaurants.
“We both believe that restaurants’ full-time focus should be on running a restaurant – not burdensome, expensive tasks like online ordering or delivery operations.”