|By Business Wire||
|May 22, 2014 10:35 AM EDT||
Foodler, the online food ordering service that connects consumers with the widest variety of restaurants for immediate delivery, today announced that CEO and Co-Founder Christian Dumontet is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the New England Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Built and launched in Boston, Foodler has grown into one of the top companies in the food delivery tech industry granting millions of people access to the menus of more than 13,000 restaurants in 48 states and Canada. In the past year, Dumontet has driven the company forward with the creation of Foodler’s Android, iPhone and iPad apps, unique user-to-restaurant matching features, an intuitive restaurant and meal ratings process that is set to overtake Yelp, a Canadian expansion and by forging partnerships to offer advanced and alternative payment methods, such as LevelUp.
An engineer at heart, Christian developed the original algorithm that would lead to the idea for Foodler and remains responsible for much of the company’s success, all while continuing to contribute code every single night.
“Since we founded Foodler in 2004, the way that consumers use online and mobile technology to accomplish daily tasks has increased drastically,” said Dumontet. “Our company has always kept the consumer and restaurants top of mind, and we are first to provide technology, features, rewards and partnerships that actually better restaurant owners’ businesses, and consumers’ daily lives. Receiving this esteemed recognition from Ernst & Young is validation of our success to-date, and encourages us to continue to deliver on our mission.”
Now in its 28th year, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 10 at the Sheraton Boston.
Regional award winners are also eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In New England, sponsors include Goodwin Procter LLP, RBS Citizens, Nixon Peabody, R.R. Donnelley, Scherzer International, Silicon Valley Bank, The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, True Capital, Accounting Management Solutions, Bingham McCutchen, Chatham Financial, fama PR, and Murray Devine and Company.
Foodler is an online food ordering service that connects consumers with the widest variety of restaurants for immediate delivery. The company’s website is the only one of its kind that ranks restaurants according to customers’ best interests, with recommendations based on order history, user ratings, discounts and free delivery. Foodler makes ordering faster by remembering favorite foods, addresses, payment and tip preferences, while ensuring reliable and rapid order fulfillment through an electronic confirmation process. Customers enjoy exclusive savings from partner restaurants and Foodler Points redeemable for food and merchandise. With Foodler, restaurants can focus on preparing delicious meals and people can focus on eating them. For more information, please visit www.foodler.com.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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