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Practical insights into how hopeful entrepreneurs can begin carving a path within the restaurant tech industry.
Sterling Douglass is the Co-Founder & CEO of Chowly, a leading restaurant technology company helping restaurants streamline their POS integrations to expand and maintain a diverse set of off-premise capabilities. He has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, leading start-ups and building solutions for long-standing unsolved problems.
Sterling began his career in data analytics as an actuary in management consulting. His experience in data and client relationships, coupled with his passion for entrepreneurship in the hospitality industry, led him to establish Chowly.
When running into problems getting his mobile ordering app off the ground in 2014, Sterling set out to solve the broader challenge he and many other apps faced: POS Integration. Realizing the bigger players like Grubhub and DoorDash were struggling to streamline their processes, he started Chowly in 2015 to make it easier for small and mid-sized restaurants to leverage the best-in-class technologies they needed to succeed. “We realized this wasn’t just broken for us; it was holding the entire restaurant industry back.”
Today restaurants use Chowly’s integration system to increase revenue, improve operational flow, and save on labor costs. Annually Chowly processes over $2 billion in orders for its 12,000+ restaurant partners.