FoodPunchh uses the power of Azure to help restaurants increase profits and facilitate a cutting edge business-consumer relationship


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Founded by Vishal Gamji, FoodPunchh is a DC Metro based startup helping restaurants find new customers. FoodPunchh provides businesses with a customer engagement application solution for ordering takeout and delivery food. On the diner side, people using the app can create a personalized network of their favorite restaurants letting them earn points on purchases, which can be redeemed for cash back and other rewards. The goal is to deliver an ordering system that offers simplicity, organization, and expertise. “Our application does everything possible to make your entire eating experience easy and enjoyable. You can place takeout or delivery order within seconds, get access to exclusive customer loyalty programs, utilize FoodPunchh’s highly customizable ordering experience, and gives you access to unique offers and promotions,” Says Gamji.

Ordering with FoodPunchh really is simple. You just order using the mobile app and your order is transmitted to the restaurant in seconds. FoodPunchh’s system confirms the customer’s order with the restaurant, then delivers all parties an order confirmation email.

A BizSpark member, FoodPunchh used Microsoft tools to develop and implement their entire solution, end to end. The company relies on Azure Web Jobs for all of their scheduled services. They also use Virtual Machines for running SSR reports and for billing and invoicing.

“Using Microsoft tools has helped us go the fastest route to market,” continues Gamji, “Deploying our infrastructure on the Azure cloud to deploy has given us a clarity on what resources we need and how to scale – exactly what a bootstrapped startup needs. Microsoft Azure is the perfect enabler and companion for tech startups.”

Want to improve your restaurants sales, or simply or some great takeout? Check out FoodPunchh’s new customer engagement application.

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About BizSpark:  Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps startups succeed by giving free access to Microsoft Azure cloud services, software and support. BizSpark members receive up to $750 per month of free Microsoft Azure cloud services for 3 years: that’s $150 per month each for up to 5 developers. Azure works with Linux and open-source technologies such as Linux, Ruby, Python, Java and PHP. BizSpark is available to startups that are privately held, less than 5-years-old and earn less than $1M in annual revenue.


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