New York based hospitality and reservations technology company, Resy, announced today an investment from Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) and affiliates. USHG is the restaurant company founded by Danny Meyer, and owns and operates some of New York City’s most beloved restaurants. The investment complements an existing partnership between the companies to develop and deploy best-in-class restaurant operations software and solutions.
Number 38 on Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies 2017, Resy was founded in 2014 and now operates in more than 50 cities around the U.S., providing reservations and operational software to fine dining restaurants including Union Square Cafe. The company now seats approximately 1.5 million diners per month at 1,000 restaurants.
The USHG investment completes a larger Series A equity financing led by Airbnb, Inc. with participation from First Data Corporation, RSE Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. The new capital will accelerate both engineering and product investment as well as expansion into international markets, like London and Barcelona.
The partnership between USHG and Resy pools the resources of one of the world’s most well respected restaurant companies with a guest and restaurant facing technology quickly becoming known for its industry-first approach to building software. Together the companies have already deployed a ground-breaking app for the Apple Watch, using a variety of data sources to capture and communicate micro-events to service staff, helping Union Square Cafe deliver superior hospitality to guests.