This article showcases our top picks for the best France based Restaurant companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Restaurant industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top France Restaurant Companies
Wynd develops the first unified commerce platform empowering retailers to address new consumer needs: access to any products, anywhere, anytime, for anyone. We’re allowing them to make their omnichannel transformation, to leverage all their resources to serve the customer better.
Our solution was developed around 2 expertises : order intake and fulfillment. It is a modular SaaS platform.
It fits into existing information systems, allowing for the fast deployment of new services and customer journeys. Since 2014, more than 100 customers in 18 countries have relied on us for their omnichannel transformation.
Among them : Carrefour, Franprix, Central Group, Galeries Lafayette, Crate & Barrel, Sodexo,… Wynd counts 400 experts, 3500 functionalities, and has raised a total of 112m€ to develop its technology and expand globally..
Tiller Systems provides cloud-based POS software solutions for restaurants and merchants enabling users to accept all types of payment, incorporate partner tools, and manage staff and follow stocks in real time. Its management tool comprises of a mobile POS, to receive and manage in-store and online orders in one central POS application; web dashboard, to update and manage store catalogs, track sales and expenditure, pay employees, receive low stock alerts, build customer relationships, and get access to real-time reporting and performance metrics; and an e-store, to tap into customers across all digital channels.
Tiller Systems was founded on March 2014, and is based in Paris, France.. .
FoodChéri is an innovative virtual restaurant started in Paris in april 2015 by former LaFourchette execs. Eating good and balanced dinners during the week has always been complicated for busy professionals.
FoodChéri aspires to solve this problem with daily fresh and delicious meals offered at 9.90€, delivered under 20 minutes through its iOS and Androïd apps. FoodChéri operates from its own large central kitchen with its own culinary team and chefs.
It integrates the entire value chain from meal prep to delivery in order to deliver a unique user experience and lower prices. FoodChéri now serves thousands of Parisians and will soon roll out its model to other European cities..
Founded in 2014, Innovorder is the leader in digital solutions for the food service industry and services some of the largest players in the commercial and institutional catering sectors. Innovorder’s comprehensive SaaS software suite enables the deployment of new order channels, the management of both a restaurant networks and single points of sale, the acceleration of order and kitchen preparation while optimizing production management, sales monitoring and customer loyalty.
6 years after its creation, Innovorder has more than 800 customers and thousands of points of sale using the Innovorder solution, including industry leaders such as KFC, Big Fernand, Quick, Bagel Corner, Courtepaille, Agapes, Amorino, and Poivre Rouge. Innovorder also provides its solution to the largest Contract Catering companies such as Elior, Compass, Api Restauration, Convivio and Dupont Restauration.
Based in Paris, France, the company acquired the start-up La Caisse Tactile in October 2016. It employs more than 60 people and has completed two major rounds of fundraising, the latest in July 2019, for a total of more than 10 million euros..
Nestor’s product offering is quite simple. Every day, the startup puts up a different meal with a starter, an entrée and a dessert for €15 (roughly $16.5).
Like PopChef, Nestor cooks everything in-house and delivers hot meals. And that’s it, you can’t choose your entrée, you can’t say no to the dessert.
Keeping things simple has a clear advantage. I’ve ordered from Nestor a few times already, and it’s clear that it solves many logistical issues.
On average, Nestor delivers meals in 13 minutes. Every day, Nestor delivers 1,000 meals and is growing by 15 percent per week.
I’ve heard about companies that rely mostly on Nestor for lunch every day. There’s one big caveat, if you’re vegetarian, you’re out of luck..
Sushi Shop, the network of Sushi House, is the European leader in Japanese catering and generated € 130 million in sales in 2012. Sushi Shop develops a unique know-how in the production and marketing of sushi , makis and other Japanese dishes.
The brand has established itself as “the reference” in terms of Japanese fast food in France. With more than 100 restaurants, the Sushi Shop Group is present in 8 countries: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, United Arab Emirates and United States.
Sushi Shop is surrounded by many personalities to develop its reputation. For example, Lenny Kravitz participated in the launch of Sushi Shop in the United States and Thierry Marx participated in the French development..
L’addition is an Ipad cash register software for bars, restaurants, food trucks, and etc. It has developed software that fully meets the expectations of restorers for order intake and collections.
Relying on Apple media, its offer is intuitive and economical. The application aims to exceed the functionality of a conventional cash register while enjoying the robustness and ease of use of the iPad.
It was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Paris, France.. .
They are building the first fully robotic pasta restaurant to transform cost structure and experience of fast-casual restaurants. That’s why they created Cala, to bring lunch into a new era and in your plate in less than a minute.
It just need a 3m2 kitchen to serve very quickly 800 meals per hour cooked with fresh and organic ingredients.. .
Gofer is a community-driven, Saas-enabled temporary staff marketplace. They start with high-end hotels in major cities with a highly transferable model (geography and sector).
Businesses need flexible and reliable temporary staff, with no difference, on know-how and behaviour, from their permanent staff. They want to decrease training and hiring costs by retaining their temporary staff.
Workers want to work in the best environment possible, as much as they want, be paid fast and get recognition. They select and curate temporary staff, then digitally take care of all the paperwork and the payment.
Their communities and back-office ensure that the best match is done and that a pool of worker is built for a business : training and briefing saves precious on-site training time. Happy workers, matched to cultural environment bring the most value.
Highly engaged temporary staff allow businesses to control their own customer satisfaction and HR costs. They are the temporary staffing platform that cares for the communities they build.
Driving metrics : User satisfaction; Repeat-business; Recommendation and organic community growth.. .
Pazzi wants to provide turnkey restaurant solutions for locations like train stations, airports, shopping centres, campuses, etc. The startup says that its robots could produce 100 pizzas per hour.PAZZI is the opportunity to create and customize your pizza to infinity.
More than 500,000 recipe combinations are available at any time. This is an optimal and visible follow-up of the pizza making by the customers, with a promise of guaranteed time for the first time in restoration.
It’s also a unique visual experience: show cooking. Customers can see the robots prepare their order by executing elegantly developed movements..
France Hostels, a network of new generation youth hostels, has been designed by Romain Viennois, a professional in the sector for almost 15 years. It aims to develop its concept, based on an innovative hosting offer in the main French regional capitals.
By offering optimized prices and meeting the specific expectations of a family clientele and young travelers, the group intends to offer an alternative to the various forms of accommodation currently available.. .
Created in 2015, this group of fast food restaurants under master franchise Nabab Kebab specializes in halal certified kebab, quality and at competitive prices. In just one year, Eddy BENGHANEM opened 4 restaurants under the name in Rhône-Alpes.
The restaurants are based on a standardized and duplicable model. They have an area of over 100 m², a capacity of 80 seats and are open 7 days a week continuously.
Nabab Kebab belongs to the European leader in fast food products of halal origin. The network operates more than 80 restaurants in France and abroad..
Pickles is born of the desire to make the good kitchen accessible to all and to offer a service of fast delivery. Its promise: a tasty, balanced and homemade meal by chefs, home in less than 20 minutes.
Order in less than one minute, noon and evening, on our app available on the App Store and Google Play.. .
Claus Paris is a food and beverage company that offers breakfast and brunch. The restaurant offers fine cuisine and exceptional products in a neat and cozy setting.
It offers a menu of specialties homemade, sweet and salty, and freshly prepared. On request, they deliver breakfasts for shootings, meetings, presentations, and showrooms.
Claus Estermann established the restaurant in Paris, Ile-de-France in 2011.. .
ClearKarma offers Food Data Management services and an online platform for food information. With ClearKarma protect your sales and clients through global traceability from the food growers to the consumer.
A regulatory compelling event in Q4/2014 is making it mandatory to mention more information (14 main allergens, nutritional values, origins) on pre-packed foods but also on food eCommerce websites and the 14 main allergens must also be mentioned on all foods sold in restaurants. ClearKarma’s innovation lies in combining leading technologies in Mobile, Big Data, SaaS into an easy to use end-to-end traceability solution.
Using the ClearKarma food information platform can mean to move away from existing legacy systems allowing some process innovation, including: * Portals for suppliers, distributors, brands, restaurants, cafes, caterers * Tablet menu apps for restaurants, cafes and caterers, * Mobile apps for consumers * A semantic-based detection engine for allergens and special diets * A quality assurance dashboard * Big data analytics to enable better decisions and * Connected sensors for food analysis to allow business optimization. Time-to-Market is now and we are first movers with flexible solutions focusing on the needs of 1,6 million small food companies in the EU..
Elior Group operates in contract catering, concession catering, and support services. The company offers a full range of cleaning and hygiene services and serves hotels, industrial sites, shops, and retail outlets worldwide.
It also provides contract and concession catering to serve travelers, schools, day care, retirement homes, dining halls, airports, universities, and railway stations. Elior Group has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2004, reaching the GC Advanced Level in 2015.
It also offers customized solutions and innovative concepts in the areas of catering and services. Elior Group was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in La Défense, France..
Paris Food And Wine
Paris Food And Wine launched their App in January 2016 for Paris Food And Wine. Their App gives real-time where to eat/dine/wine in Paris based on a person’s interests or geo-location.
They launched their 2nd App, Bordeaux Food & Wine in April 2016. Listings also include bars and nightlife and real-time events as well as restaurants and cafés.
Their featured businesses offer dining/drinking promotions with use of their proprietary Paris Food And Wine promo codes. Businesses also have the option of being featured in video.
Standing on a street corner in Paris hungry, tired wondering where to go? The APP will give you half a dozen options nearby and will offer you a variety of promotions (free dessert with full lunch) when you use your individual code. ON the horizon: They are launching a dedicated event space that will function like a Pop-Up.
Brands use Paris Food And Wine events to showcase their new product launches – from wine brands, spirits and food products to cooking utensils and special chef demos. Contact: PaigeDonner.info or ParisFoodAndWine.net.
Alloresto.fr, the online alloresto.fr est le premier site Internet de restauration à domicile avec commande en ligne. En 14 ans, nous avons convaincu plus de 1 500 restaurateurs d’être présents sur le site, gagné la confiance de plus de 250 000 clients et livré plus de 20 millions de repas.
Son fondateur, Sébastien Forest, est aujourd’hui entouré de 33 collaborateurs et entend bien étendre son activité à toute la France. Specialties Commande en ligne, Restauration à domicile food delivery leader in France..
KoolDiner is the first real dining/gathering SAAS platform using global social networks (Linkedin, Facebook, VKontakte, Viadeo, Tweeter…). The Problem: 1/ Restaurant have a problem to streamline a constant flow of customers which would garanty better averaged revenue.
They dont have real marketing tool to advertize (specially in Europe), and differentiate their market values from others. We dont talk about major chains like Darden’s group in US (Olive garden, red lobster…) 2/ The expansion of social networks usage generates two needs: – A craving to materialize the social network activity (Facebook aperitive in France…
80K people gathering for having a drink in front of Eiffel Tower organized through Facebook which generated major hygienic and security problems). – A rush of social network platform to convert that mass of people into business activity The Solution: KoolDiner is offering a SAaS leveraging existing social network to support events of our every day life, professional as personal.
As much as we saw the convergence of functionalities througth hardware (PC/Tablette/Smart Phone). KoolDiner is the convergence of needs to support social activity.
LinkedIn natural needs in term of monetizing functionality was recruitement, FaceBook sees dating pluggin, and other social events apps… KoolDiner encapsulate those needs bringing people to support them and bringing people to reality.
Most of the time when people date, celebrate birthday, going out with friends or do business, this is occuring around a table. KoolDiner offers to support your life events within affiliated restaurants to beneficiate of incredible incentive…
Bulb in Town
Bulb in Town is a crowdfunding platform that enables its users to obtain and offer crowdfunds. The platform allows its users to submit project proposals that can be viewed by others.
Those interested in funding the projects can do so through the platform. It enables its users to obtain reward- and investment-based projects.
Bulb in Town was launched in 2012 by Stepane Vromman and Alexander Lainge and is based in Paris.. .
LiveMarket is the first business-to-business farmers food marketplace. LiveMarket specializes in the trade of traceable food, connecting buyers and sellers together in real time.
Buyers have access to a multitude of carefully selected producers, without the middle man.. .
Alain Milliat is a manufacturer of beverages. It produces and distributes artisanal fruit juices, fruit nectars, and artisanal jams.
In addition, it offers marmalade and compote of fresh fruits. It caters to cafes, hotels, restaurants, and delicatessens..
Restaurant profits are low. Somm’It thinks beverages are the main driver for profit within restaurants, but are not leveraged enough because of management complexity, lack of tools, skills, and expertise.
Somm’It is the automated sommelier for every restaurant. Restaurants can also optimize the management of beverages through data intelligence, easy stock management, dynamic purchasing, and reliable, in real-time management of the wine lists..
We have the ambition to compete with well know website like yelp, tripoadvisor… But we want to keep the high quality that a user expects when he is dealing with Gault&Millau.
Main features: => Find the best restaurant, wine, craftsman next to you => Follow you favorite user or chef, know where they eat and what they recommend => Add your own rating and comments to share your advises. .
Groupe Bertrand develops and operates restaurants, hotels, and beverage distribution companies. It also operates restaurants that offer festive catering; fast food restaurants; cafeterias; and an organization that supplies food for cultural or sportive events.
The company also designs, selects, and distributes French gastronomy products to specialist retailers in luxury groceries or renowned hotels and restaurants.. .
Buffalo Grill is the leading casual dining chain in France with over 350 western-themed restaurants (including 100 franchised). The Company was founded in 1980 and has grown to be one of the most recognised restaurant brands in France, employing over 5,000 people and serving 30 million meals per annum.
Buffalo Grill has a loyal customer base attracted by a varied and affordable menu centred around beef dishes. Its restaurants are primarily based in retail parks and in medium-sized city outskirt locations and are frequented for a wide variety of occasions..
FAUCHON Paris is specialist supplier of gourmet delicatessen services. Fauchon is a business that specialises in gourmet food and provides delicatessen and catering services, especially fine pastries.
The Group operates in France and internationally (Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa/Middle East) through wholly-owned stores, shop-in-shops and an ecommerce store.. .
Bagelstein is the reference brand of fast food specializing in bagels in France. The particularity of restaurants is based on two concepts, an impertinent and offbeat, non-consensual state of mind to brand customers, an ultra fresh food prepared and delivered daily.
Bagelstein now has 3 production centers and 43 outlets located in major French cities. The company’s goal is to serve bagels on the market and keep peoples head and mind busy while eating.
Bagelstein is headquartered in Strasbourg, France.. .
Guestonline is a booking management tool that allows your restaurant to be booked 24 hours. Manage your services, create customer loyalty, improve your e-reputation.
They have been helping you with your digital transition for more than 10 years.. .
Pepeats is an online map allowing you never to forget that tiny little place you liked so much but can’t remember the name of. You can also find new restaurants and bars based on people you trust and on your own specific tastes.
Pepeats allows you to : – keep all your good spots (restaurants and bars) in a single place, geolocalised and accessible from anywhere – access your friends’ maps – be inspired for new restaurants and bars through an algorithm taking into account your tastes (based on spots on your map) and mood (qualification of each spot goes down to ambiance, type of people going to this place, moment of the day where it’s better to go, …) Why don’t you just try it out ? (we’ve started with Paris, for now). .
Civiliz is a mobile solution for influential consumers. The consumers use this location based service to give feedback and to create dialogue with places.
They can influence them and get rewards for their contribution. Civiliz is a perfect tool for places brand engagement, it allows a live satisfaction measure and provide interaction with the customers..
Click Lab allows restaurants and food trucks to take online orders through their website, their Facebook page and iPhone application. All their information (menu, planning, …) all across the web and online communication is updated and managed simply from one place : their profil in Clickeat/Track The Truck.
They are also automatically add to our two marketplaces : + Clickeat (http://click-eat.fr) : to order your food online from your favorite restaurant .. .
Wild & The Moon
Wild & The Moon develops a chain of vegan restaurants offering organic and gluten-free products. Wild & The Moon is an innovative, healthy, slow food, quick service, and catering concept in Europe and in the Middle East offering organic, plant-based, gluten-free, and vegan food and beverages.
Wild & The Moon is a lifestyle movement that goes for wild, local, ethically sourced, seasonal, and pure products, bringing a little nature into peoples lives. The company was founded on 2015 and is headquartered in Paris, France..
Beef House Group
Created in 2012, this restaurant group has 4 establishments under the Beef House and Butcher House brands located in PACA. The Beef House brand specializes in world cuisine (Argentina, Brazil, France, Australia and the United States), offered by weight and charcoal fired.
Butcher House offers a gourmet hamburger menu. Driven by a strong concept, the restaurants have establishments in premium commercial areas, such as Les Terrasses du Port in Marseille, a universe resulting in New York loft decor and offer a menu of meat and high quality products.
These open banners are the fruit of a Luxembourg group that owns another Asian restaurant, Maotsumy. This Group, with European ambitions, has already announced the opening of several restaurants in France, particularly in Île-de-France, Bercy and Marne-la-Vallée Disneyland, Lille and PACA..
Green Is Better franchise bar à salades sur mesure
Bienvenue sur la page officielle de Green Is Better Salades sur mesure. Green Is Better : mangez intelligent !La franchise internationale de bars à salades sur mesure Green Is Better vient de célébrer sa 16e année, et continue d’offrir une expérience exceptionnelle aux clients qui veulent plus qu’une simple collation.
Proposer des salades fraîches à partir d’ingrédients fabriqués sur place est le concept innovant derrière le succès international de Green is Better, et la popularité de cette chaîne de restaurants florissante ne cesse d’augmenter. Envie de rejoindre le réseau n°1 de la restauration rapide green et bio ? Besoin d’avis franchise green ? Des infos pour ouvrir un bar à salades ? Démarquez-vous et devenez acteur du bien-être dans votre ville : ouvrez votre saladbar Green Is Better, et accédez à la franchise au business-model efficace et prouvé depuis 2006 C’est le moment de penser à ouvrir votre propre bar à salades sur mesure Green Is Better, devenez pionnier des restaurants bio dans votre ville..
WOKO is a fast-casual fast food concept that takes you right in the heart of Asian streets! In a modern and warm atmosphere, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Vietnamese street food, ranked among the best in the world, and discover the authentic dishes of this cuisine so tasty. Personalize your wok, soup or salad with the grill of your choice and indulge yourself with our range of starters, desserts and original drinks! Their team cooks every day fresh and healthy products and serves you dishes at the table, as in the restaurant.
Discover and share another culture, other values and other flavors!. .
Léon de Bruxelles
Léon de Bruxelles is a chain of restaurants whose starting specialty is mussels and chips. The other flagship product of the brand is Fish & Fries, cooked on site, from fresh and fresh fish.
Far from marketing concepts, Léon de Bruxelles has its origins in the “Friture Léon” is a small estaminet dedicated to mussels and typical Belgian dishes (created in 1893 and still present in Brussels). Léon de Bruxelles was recognized restaurant chain of the year in 2015 and 2016.
The Léon de Bruxelles group welcomes 16,000 customers a day to its 77 establishments in France. It generated 117 million euros excluding taxes in 2014 and employs 1,500 people..
Les Burgers de Papa
Founded in 2014, Les Burgers de Papa is a fast-food restaurant specializing in gourmet burgers, made with French products (meats, vegetables and breads), fresh and quality, at very competitive prices. Design and concept restaurants offer their products on site, take-out or delivery.
In less than a year, the founders opened 4 restaurants in the Lyon area and opened their franchise offer with a first restaurant opened in Versailles, Ile-de-France. Faced with this potential and the profitability of the outlets, 3 new franchises are being opened in several French cities..
This article was written by Benjamin Friedberg from Toast Fried. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].
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