The founders of the Italian restaurants Big Mamma, Tigrane Seydoux and Victor Lugger, together with the former director of operations of Mano Mano Christine de Wendel, raised 20 million euros from investors to develop Sunday, a payment solution by QR Code "
designed by restaurateurs for restaurateurs
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Among the participants in the tour de table: the American investment fund Coatue, New Wave, the venture capital company co-founded by Xavier Niel, the main shareholder of Iliad / Free, and investors from "
the hotel, catering and tech,
”Victor Lugger told AFP.
80 people recruited
Launched this Wednesday, Sunday should make it possible to pay its bill at the restaurant "
in less than 10 seconds
" via a QR code.
Its creators hope for rapid development in the United States - where Christine de Wendel is based, through the online sales companies Mano Mano (DIY) and Zalando (clothing) - and in Europe, thanks to its connection with checkout systems. such as "
Oracle Micros, Brinks, Tiller, Zelty, Revo, CashPad
Some 80 people will have been recruited at the end of May to deploy this service which is "
simpler, faster and two to three times cheaper
" - it costs the restaurateur 0.5% of the amount of the bill on average - than those existing, according to Lugger.
In France, it will be “
available in thousands
” of restaurants, including those of the Bertrand group, the number two in the sector, when they reopen.
During Sunday's test at 14 Big Mamma restaurants last year, "
We were blown away by the enthusiasm of our customers: 90% of payments went through there,
" says Lugger.
In addition, "
there is no competition: there are only micro initiatives which are extremely expensive for restaurateurs
", he assures us.
Six years after opening their first Parisian establishment, the thirty-something Tigrane Seydoux and Victor Lugger, who met on the benches of HEC, are at the head of 24 establishments, including 14 restaurants located in the capital like the largest, Felicita, which has a thousand seats, but also in Lille, Lyon, Bordeaux, London and Madrid.
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They also launched, during confinement, ten Napoli Gang kitchens (five in Paris, four in London, one in Lille), dedicated to the delivery of Italian dishes, with the ambition to "
deindustrialize the pizza delivery with a quality ratio. -unbeatable price
In 2021, the tandem will open Palatino, a 200-seat restaurant in Bordeaux.