Look, it’s been a long time coming, and the whole hospitality industry needs a shake up. There are plenty of players in the food & drink space, especially in Sydney. Tayble wants to redefine the way you dine.

Imagine walking into a restaurant or bar. You sit down and take a seat. What happens next?

You wait.

But what if you could head on over to your favorite bar or eatery, take a seat and open up the Tayble App?

You can check out the menu, food & drink specials, order your favorite meal, split the bill, and leave at your convenience. Oh did I mention, you can add to your order at anytime?

Another way to think of it is like ‘Uber.’ Instead of ordering a car, you order your dinner and drinks with your friends, right from your smartphone, or tablet.

Tayble wants to redefine the whole eating-out casual drink experience, and this doesn’t stop at ordering at your table. You can post reviews about the meals and venues too.

The app is in the process of being developed and has two-thousand users and fifty pre-registered businesses queued up for the apps’ release. Tayble is looking for more customers to pre-register before it’s launch, which you can do here

The competitors range from menu apps like HeyYou who process more than 13,000 transactions daily  – to user recommendation sites like Yelp – and MenuLog, a food delivery app. Tayble aims to be the go-to app, for casual food & drinks.

Tayble makes money by charging a small transaction fee to businesses for the ease of the Tayble-tech.

Restaurant owners can reduce staffing costs, balance the till with incorrect orders and of course limit the time that you have to wait. Venues can pre-register and be one of the first to offer Tayble service here

Differences exist in the American and Australian market size. Take the States, for example; the restaurant market is worth approximately $782B while the Australian market is worth $14B.

Tayble plans to first enter the Sydney market, before expanding across all major cities and to America.

An insider has reported Tayble have recently commenced the later stages of negotiation with one of Australia’s largest breweries and plans to leverage this partnership to incentivise user adoption.

Tayble received a pre-seed investment of $350K from a Radio Station Network in America, an experienced entrepreneur – and, the head of a retail chain.

The team did not disclose specific names related to who these three investors were. 

Currently, Tayble is finalising a $500K seed investment. The majority of it will be used to fuel growth in the Sydney CBD area.

The team is made up of Phil Tran, Ben Burns, Chris McCarney, Scott Davis and Aloke Bikkina.

Team Tayble

Most of the team met at a networking event at The Entourage, a place to network and get a business education in Sydney. They shared a beer, some good and bad times – as one of the co-founders businesses took a turn for the worst. Years later, they reunited, went out for lunch and that’s when the idea for Tayble app was born.

According to Phil Tran, CEO of Tayble, “Determination and discipline trump all.”


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  • Paul Towers

    I like the idea of being able to walk in, sit down and order without ever having to speak with a waiter. It might be a tad antisocial of me, but I typically don’t need to speak with a member of staff to figure out what I want to order, etc.

    I also like the idea of being able to up and leave whenever I am ready and just have my card charged automatically for the bill.

    It’s great to see they have 50 businesses ready and waiting to use the app. It will be interesting how they balance the customer service aspect of their business though with the ability of their customers to have very little interaction with staff.

    • I think for something like this to be successful, it needs to be everywhere and get mass adoption. We’re also used to waiting in line to order or pay – so effectively they Tayble needs to “change people’s habits”, which in itself, is very hard to do.

    • Ben Burns

      Hey Paul, thanks for supporting the Tayble idea 💡 appreciate it 🙏. Double markets are always challenging but we are loving the response we are getting from both sides of the equation! 👌 In the past 2 weeks we have had 2500 user pre register and another 50 businesses, its thanks to people like you sharing with mates! If you haven’t registered yet it would be much appreciated if you could 🤜 🤛 https://tayble.co/hungry-humans/

  • Nick Foster

    This sounds like a great idea to me. Many places I go I’ve been to before, and I know their menu and I don’t need help ordering. Like with the Chick-Fil-A app: I don’t have to look at the menu or wait in line, I just punch in what I want and it’s all ready for me when I get there. Easy.

    This reminds me of the Apple Pay rollout. Fundamentally, it has benefits, but if it’s only adopted in a few places, it’s not going to go anywhere. The closer it gets to ubiquity the better.

    • Ben Burns

      Hey Nick, glad you like the idea, Tayble now has 100 pre registered restaurans in Sydney! We are lucky enough to have a lot t if users talking about the product and lot’s of businesses signing themselves up 👌 We are launching a restaurant referral campaign on Monday https://tayble.co/hungry-humans/