Think of CAKE Connect as both a search engine for food and a retail network for foodies. Unlike your average startup idea, CAKE Connect is backed by Sysco, the world’s largest food service company and a fortune 500 corporation. An entire ecosystem, including merchant advocates, menu encoding tools and a menu team is dedicated to sourcing the data that is indexed and made available by CAKE Connect.
Unlike search engines such as Google, CAKE Connect must “crawl” the real world in addition to the Internet to source its data – visiting real restaurants and often digitizing paper menus. CAKE LABS has developed an entire toolset (which we call “metaproducts”) that help restaurant owners and our team do this job as efficiently as possible.
Restaurant owners can claim their restaurant listings and once a restaurant is claimed, CAKE Order allows consumers to place orders online.
Multiple payment gateways are supported as an extension to CAKE Order and any restaurant has the flexibility to accept payments online.
Restaurants can design and print menus, as well as publish updates online to CAKE Connect.
A special OCR tool for menu digitization that allows restaurants to take their menus online quickly.