Diego Joshua Lopez of Ordrslip, center, speaks to attendees of the app's demo day this week.
Written by Donald A. Promnitz
A Fresno tech startup has announced a partnership with Square, Inc. to help eateries across America access mobile technology.
The Ordrslip team announced Tuesday that their app would be available in the Square App Marketplace on Nov. 1. Ordrslip celebrated the partnership by inviting local eateries to their home at Bitwise Industries to check out the app and try it for themselves.
Started last year, Ordrslip is a software as a service (SaaS) app that allows restaurants to operate custom mobile ordering apps and manage them from the Square sales device. Initially attracting customers in the Central Valley, Ordrslip has also found its way into establishments across the country. One user of Ordrslip is Carlo’s Bake Shop in New Jersey, which gained fame as the bakery at the center of the TLC reality show “Cake Boss.”
“It allows the smaller, quick-service restaurants to compete better with the larger chains that can afford maybe tens of thousands of dollars to put towards a mobile app,” said Miguel Alarcon, product manager of Ordrslip. “Whereas our subscription fees are much more affordable for a smaller restaurant to be as competitive with those mobile orders.”
Maria Metzger, owner of the Just the Tip sandwich shop in Downtown Fresno, was one of the people to try the app at Bitwise. Unable to use Uber Eats due to high costs, Metzger said she has relied on Grubhub for mobile ordering, but has been unsatisfied by what she said was a lack of user-friendliness and a complicated operating system. However, Metzger said she was pleased by the easy-to-use style of Ordrslip.
“I was very impressed,” Metzger said. “I have control over what I need to change. I love the fact that I can change inventory if I run out of something. ‘Oh, by the way, we’re out of pastrami for the rest of the day’ — I can change it and my customers that are using the app know. It makes my life easier.”
Other local Ordrslip clients include Quesadilla Gorilla and Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant.