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One App Gave This Gourmet Food Company the Tech Reboot it Needed

It was operating like it was 1999. And that needed to stop.

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When Janice Whiting purchased Gourmet Dreams in 2004, the meal-delivery and catering business was still using a manual credit card swiper and a fax machine. And crazily enough -- considering the business is located in Silicon Valley and Whiting has a high-tech marketing background -- it stayed pretty much that way until 2014. She’d been focused on the culinary side and couldn’t afford a major tech overhaul. But as her four-employee business got busier, ordering and accounting became time-consuming for Whiting -- and a turnoff for her customers.

Chloe Aftel
Janice Whiting of Gourmet Dreams

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