Foodies Takeout and Delivery Achieves $2 Million Valuation with Successful Funding Round, Boosting Local Restaurant Economy

Foodies Takeout and Delivery (Foodies), a tech startup based in Tallahassee, has successfully closed its second round of investment funding at a $2 million valuation. Founded by tech entrepreneur Dustin Rivest, the company has made significant strides since its inception, now handling thousands of orders monthly through its innovative platform.

Breaking away from the high-cost model of mainstream delivery services like DoorDash, GrubHub, and Uber Eats, which typically impose a 25–30% transaction fee, Foodies offers a no-cost service to restaurants. This unique approach supports restaurants financially and fosters a thriving community by keeping dollars within local economies.

With the new funding, Foodies is ready to extend its market presence in Tallahassee and prepare for expansion into new markets in the third quarter of this year.
Highlighting the transformative impact of Foodies, Jeri Desloge, owner of the popular Tallahassee eatery Jeri’s Love On A Plate, shared, “Foodies has positively impacted how we reach our customers, increasing our sales exponentially. Their exceptional support team and digital marketing expertise have been pivotal to our success.”

Under Rivest’s leadership, who brings over a decade of digital marketing and advertising expertise, Foodies prioritizes elevating restaurants’ digital footprints. Rivest said, “In today’s digital age, restaurants must establish a strong online presence. Foodies is dedicated to providing essential digital tools, including complimentary website development, social media optimization, and strategic Google My Business enhancements, to help our restaurant partners thrive.”

As Foodies prepares for its next phase of expansion, it remains dedicated to supporting restaurants in maximizing their earnings and enhancing their service offerings. Foodies’ no-cost platform has proven an invaluable resource to restaurants and the local economy.

Foodies Takeout and Delivery is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based in Tallahassee, FL. The Foodies Takeout and Delivery App is available at