Chowly, a restaurant technology company that integrates third-party delivery marketplaces with point-of-sale systems, has acquired Koala, a digital ordering experience platform. The combined business will represent more than 16,000 restaurant locations on the platform, integrating more than 350,000 orders per day across the U.S., said Sterling Douglass, co-founder and CEO of Chowly.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Koala to the Chowly team,” he said in a company press release. “Merging these two businesses together represents a major leap forward in the mission of both organizations as we help restaurants navigate today’s complicated digital world. Koala’s open platform meshes perfectly with Chowly’s, while also giving restaurants a simpler experience for their off-premise strategies. We plan on bringing Koala’s best-in-class enterprise-grade ordering to the SMB restaurant space and blend our partnership ecosystems while continuing to support their success in the enterprise restaurant space.”
Chowly and Koala have held a deep alignment of mission, core values and culture, making this an ideal partnership for helping customers reach new levels of success, according to Nat Trienens, CEO of Koala.
“We’re excited to take this next step in the evolution of our guest experience platform as we carry the momentum forward with Chowly’s world-class team and technology,” Trienens said in the release.
The leadership team at Koala, Walter Beller-Morales, Melanie Norton and Brett Spiegel, will play a critical role in integrating the company’s solutions in conjunction with Chowly’s leadership. Trienens will remain temporarily to help shepherd the integration.