"The CHK PLZ team supported the industry throughout thepandemic, explained Joe Beef chef-owner David McMilan. “As wewere going through one of the most difficult periods for restaurateurs, CHK PLZhelped in making things easier for both our clients and our staff. We arethrilled to be a part of their new journey with sunday and are ready to jointhe payment revolution!"
“Touchless payments frees up time so our staff canprovide an even better service to our clients”, said La Belle Tonki owner, Mitch Nguyen. “The end result, inaddition to the simplified payment itself, is an improved overall experiencefor our clientele. I’m happy to be part of the CHK PLZ plan.”
“CHK PLZ allowed us to have one to two less staffmembers on site compared to pre-pandemic”, added Cedric Charron, owner of Umami Ramen. “That made a bigdifference on several levels. Following that experience, and with the feedbackobtained, we are very happy to continue onward with CHK PLZ.”
“In the restaurant business, the margins are small.We roll on volume to make our model sustainable. Therefore, CHK PLZ allowed usto survive during these rough times”, said Satay Brothers owner AlexWinnicki. “It’s a great system, and since they helped us get through, I’mmore than delighted to accompany them on the next chapter of their expansionwith sunday.”
A dazzling worldwide growth for sunday in the space of a few months
From April 2021 to September 2021, the introduction of sunday to restaurants around the globe has been extremely well received by both consumers and restaurateurs:
· More than1,500 restaurants signed, which represents an annual transaction volume of $2billion CAD
· Over 1,1million end users have paid with sunday
· Over $1,2million CAD in tips have been given with sunday (40% higher than without the app)
· 12% higherbasket spent per table
· 10% faster table turnover
The CHK PLZ acquisition follows sunday's Series A fundraising of $100M USD last September and is foresight into future market demand.
“The way people pay in restaurants is changing for good”,
added Victor Lugger. “The intuition our team had five months ago is testament to a global trend supporting restaurant owners,their staff and their clients, from quick service to Michelin-star restaurants.
Roberto Casoli met Victor Lugger & Christine de Wendel while CHK PLZ was looking for venture capital to expand outside of Quebec. The original CHK PLZ team will play a key role in the future technological development of the sunday solution with a new head of Engineering for North America coming on board shortly.
“We will grow our Montreal-based team to develop and improve the sunday product offerings in order to better respond to the ever-changing needs of the post-COVID market and drive real change for all restaurant and bar owners and operators”,
added sunday’s new General Manager for Canada, Roberto Casoli.
In the short term, Canadian users can continue to use the CHK PLZ solutions. It will be integrated into the sunday universe in the coming weeks.
Sunday is a restaurant payment solution designed to facilitate transactions between clients and restaurateurs. With the help a QR code, the customers can split the bill, tip and pay in as little as 10 seconds. In 2020, tested across Big Mamma’s restaurants in London, Paris and Madrid, sunday proved its worth and exceeded industry expectations. sunday has since signed some of the biggest names in the industry and are revolutionizing restaurant payments as we know it. Out with the old, in with the new – sunday is here to stay. For more information, visit sundayapp.com
For more information,visit www.sundayapp.com