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December 7, 2021 in Press Release

Nextbite Introduces Lucky Dragon Fried Rice For Delivery

Nextbite today launched its first Asian cuisine brand - Lucky Dragon Fried Rice - a street fare-inspired, delivery-only menu.
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December 1, 2021 in Press Release

43% of Consumers Order Food for Delivery Once Month or More, According to New Study

Virtual restaurant leader Nextbite conducted study of consumer delivery preferences
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November 16, 2021 in Press Release

Virtual Restaurant Leader Nextbite Expands Executive Team With Addition of Paul Pucino as CFO

Corporate Growth and Expansion Expert Joins Nextbite to Help Lead Fast-Growing Business into Next Phase 
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November 10, 2021 in Press Release

Nextbite Teams Up With Foodie-Favorite ‘Wichcraft and Tom Colicchio For Delivery-Only Sandwiches Through Its Partners Nationwide

Leading Virtual Restaurant Company Nextbite Expands Menu Brands with Addition of ‘Wichcraft Hero Brand
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November 9, 2021 in Press Release

Fast-Growing Restaurant Technology Company Ordermark Changes Name To Nextbite To Reflect Expanded Virtual Restaurant Business

Nextbite today announced a rebranding of its restaurant technology company, Ordermark, to Nextbite to better reflect the complete solution it offers restaurants seeking an easy…
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October 7, 2021 in Press Release

Ordermark’s Nextbite Company Wins Six 2021 Comparably Awards Including For “Best Company Happiness”

Ordermark’s Nextbite Company Wins Six 2021 Comparably Awards Including “Best Company Happiness" in the small/mid-sized company category.
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September 24, 2021 in Press Release

Forty-Five Percent of Consumers Ranked Breakfast Sandwiches as Favorite Breakfast Food, According to Nextbite’s National Breakfast Day Survey

Virtual Restaurant Leader Nextbite's "Breakfast and Delivery Preferences Survey" Reveals 39% of Consumers Order Breakfast Once a Month or More
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September 24, 2021 in Press Release

George Lopez Tacos Truck Rolls into Denver with Free Tacos and $10,000 in Cash Giveaways Starting on Sept. 24th

Nextbite-Sponsored Taco Truck to Offer Free George Lopez Tacos in Four Locations Throughout Denver and $10,000 in Cash Giveaways Over Four Days
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September 2, 2021 in Press Release

Former Red Robin CEO Denny Marie Post Joins Nextbite as Advisor

Denny Marie Post, a 35-year restaurant industry expert will guide Nextbite in identifying solutions and creating successful brands for enterprise restaurants.
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August 26, 2021 in Press Release

Food Delivery is a Back-to-School Essential for College Students

With students flocking back to college campuses, food delivery is projected to be a bigger-than-ever priority this year.
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August 3, 2021 in Press Release

Chipotle Branding Veteran William Espey Joins Fast-Growing Virtual Restaurant Company Nextbite

William Espey, a 19-year industry veteran and former Brand Voice of Chipotle Mexican Grill, has joined the company as Director of Creative Services.
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July 27, 2021 in Press Release

78% of U.S. Consumers are Big Fans of Ordering Food for Delivery When Watching the Summer Games

According to a new survey hosted by Nextbite, summertime food delivery is about to get a huge boost.
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July 21, 2021 in Press Release

Nextbite Launches Two New Delivery-Only Mediterreanean-Inspired Menus

Nextbite, a leader in virtual restaurants, today launched two new delivery-only Mediterreanean-inspired menus that feed the fast-growing consumer trend to maintain balanced, healthful diets.
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June 26, 2021 in Press Release

George Lopez believes that this key difference makes his tacos better, exclusive – FoodSided

Having opened successful restaurants, George Lopez is bringing his favorite flavors to even more diners.
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June 14, 2021 in Press Release

Ordermark/Nextbite CEO Alex Canter Named a Finalist for EY Entrepreneur of The Year® 2021 Award for Greater Los Angeles – Globe Newswire

CEO of Leading Technology and Virtual Restaurant Company Recognized for Driving Remarkable Company Growth.
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May 12, 2021 in Press Release

Ordermark’s Nextbite Company Ranks Among Highest-Scoring Businesses on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2021

Virtual Restaurant Leader Nextbite Also Recognized as “Prosperous and Thriving” Company “On the Rise”
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May 5, 2021 in Press Release

Comedian George Lopez and Nextbite Spice Things up with New Delivery-Only Taqueria

Nextbite Expands Talent Brand Portfolio with new Virtual Restaurant Partnership for Nationwide Delivery from Local Restaurants / Kitchens
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May 4, 2021 in Press Release

Ordermark’s Nextbite Company Selected as Finalist by Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards in the North America Category

Virtual Restaurant Leader Nextbite Recognized for its Innovative Approach to Saving Mom and Pop Restaurants Nationwide in North America Category
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April 28, 2021 in Press Release

Nextbite to expand its portfolio of celebrity-linked virtual brands

Virtual restaurant-brand creator Nextbite Brands LLC this week announced the appointment of Brian Furano as vice president of celebrity and brand licensing with the goal…
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April 27, 2021 in Press Release

Virtual Restaurant Leader Nextbite Launches Celebrity Partnership Program: Brian Furano Joins Nextbite as Vice President of Celebrity & Brand Licensing

Nextbite, a leader in virtual restaurants, today announced that Brian Furano has joined the company as Vice President managing its new celebrity and brand partnership…
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November 19, 2021 in Latest News

What Consumers Really Want From Food Delivery - Nations Restaurant News

Just how much potential is there in delivery? Alex Canter, Nextbite CEO, shares our results from an industry study to dig deeper into what consumers really want from delivery.

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November 16, 2021 in Latest News

Why a Chain Restaurant Should Embrace the Addition of Virtual Brands - FSR

Denny Post, Nextbite Advisor and former CEO of Red Robin, gives insight on how chain restaurant operators can rapidly build a much needed source of incremental revenue with the addition of virtual brands in 2022 and beyond.

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November 11, 2021 in Latest News

From Pizza Delivery and Takeout to Curated Apps, The Food On-Demand Industry is Growing - Scripps Media

Nextbite was one of the many companies showcasing their business at the Food on Demand Conference, a space for cutting edge food delivery tech, where Alex Canter, Nextbite CEO, was also a featured speaker.

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November 10, 2021 in Latest News

Tom Colicchio Hopped On The Virtual Kitchen Trend With New Partnership - Mashed

Celebrity chef and "Top Chef" judge Tom Colicchio is getting in on the virtual kitchen trend through a partnership with Nextbite.

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November 10, 2021 in Latest News

How to Succeed in Virtual Restaurants is Hot Topic at FODC - Food on Demand

Alex Canter, Nextbite CEO, discusses the future of virtual and ghost kitchens at the Food On Demand Conference.

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November 10, 2021 in Latest News

Restaurant Industry Outlook For 2022: Five Trends To Watch - Forbes

The restaurant industry is evolving faster than ever. Here are Nextbite CEO Alex Canter's predictions for next year and beyond.

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November 9, 2021 in Latest News

Meet 33 Tech Power Players Revolutionizing How Restaurants Operate and Diners Eat – Business Insider

Nextbite CEO Alex Canter is featured among this group of top innovative restaurant leaders.

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November 9, 2021 in Latest News

Nextbite Doubles Down On Virtual Brands With Name Change – Restaurant Business

Its parent company, Ordermark, will assume the Nexbite moniker as it brings delivery-only concepts to the forefront.

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November 8, 2021 in Latest News

These Colorado Technology Companies are Innovating in Restaurants to Rethink Dining - Denver Business Journal

Nextbite is named one of Colorado's top technology companies innovating to create new revenue streams.

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November 4, 2021 in Latest News

Ghost Kitchens, Virtual Brands, and the Power of Wiz Khalifa - QSR Uncut: A Fast-Food Restaurant Podcast from QSR Magazine

Alex Canter, the CEO of Nextbite, catches up with QSR to chat about all things virtual brands, and why COVID ushered in a digital era for restaurants that's just getting started in this podcast episode.

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November 3, 2021 in Latest News

Ghost Kitchens and Virtual Brands: What Do Customers Think? – QSR

New research suggests the restaurant consumer has changed, and maybe for good.

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October 27, 2021 in Latest News

Professional Fighters League Partners With HotBox by Wiz Khalifa for Tonight’s 2021 PFL World – Associated Press

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) announced HotBox by Wiz Khalifa will be the presenting sponsor of his live performance at tonight's World Championship.

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October 15, 2021 in Latest News

Nextbite Launches Delivery-Only Veg-e-licious Burger – QSR

Nextbite launched new delivery-only meatless burger-inspired menu that feed the fast-growing flexitarian trend for delicious plant-based cuisine.

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October 11, 2021 in Latest News

How Host Kitchens Are Propelling Virtual Brands Forward – Restaurant Dive

Despite the rapid expansion, many experts question whether delivery-only concepts have long-term sustainability.

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September 23, 2021 in Latest News

Customers Crave Breakfast Sandwiches, Survey Says – QSR

Forty-Five Percent of Consumers Ranked Breakfast Sandwiches as Favorite Breakfast Food, According to Nextbite’s National Breakfast Day Survey

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September 20, 2021 in Latest News

George Lopez Tacos Food Truck Rolls Into Denver With Free Tacos and $10,000 In Cash Giveaways Starting on Sept. 24th – Nations Restaurant News

George Lopez Tacos are rolling into Denver with free tacos via a Taco Truck exclusively serving George Lopez tacos, starting on September 24 and traveling to four Denver locations over four days.

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August 31, 2021 in Latest News

Nextbite Adds Restaurant Vet Denny Marie Post As Advisor – Restaurant Business

The former Red Robin CEO will help the virtual brand company develop concepts for large chains.

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August 23, 2021 in Latest News

Nextbite Unveils Three New Delivery-Only Breakfast Brands – QSR

Nextbite, a leader in virtual restaurants, announced three new delivery-only breakfast concepts to meet the rising demand for delivery-only breakfast items. Nextbite’s new breakfast line up will satiate all types of tastes and appetites, with new menu items ranging from traditional and gourmet breakfast sandwiches to chicken and waffles to breakfast burritos.

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August 17, 2021 in Latest News

Try 5: Celebrities Jump Aboard the Virtual Kitchen Bandwagon – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The name recognition that celebrities provide can help restaurateurs who are hoping to maximize profits, according to Alex Canter, the CEO of Nextbite, the company behind the George Lopez and Wiz Khalifa brands, as well as several non-celebrity virtual kitchens.

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August 16, 2021 in Latest News

Virtual Restaurant Brands Reshape Kitchen Operations – Nation's Restaurant News

Virtual restaurant brands have the potential to generate incremental revenues and profits for operators, but only if the costs involved in producing the additional menus can be minimized.

Some smaller operators in particular could be constrained in how much additional volume they can add onto their existing kitchens, but Nextbite seeks to determine if there’s any way that existing equipment can be used, said Daniel Carpenter, VP of the food experience at Nextbite.

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August 10, 2021 in Latest News

How Has Guest Behavior Evolved? – The Main Course

In this episode of The Main Course Podcast, Ordermark and Nextbite CEO Alex Canter and host Barbara Jarvie Castiglia discuss what's ahead for restaurants post pandemic, the significance of this e-commerce phase in the industry, and the company's mission to help restaurants expand offerings to reach new consumer types through existing operations.

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August 2, 2021 in Latest News

This is the Most Popular Food People are Ordering During the Olympics – Mashed

A lot has changed in the year that has gone by since the 2020 Olympic games were postponed from summer 2020, until summer 2021. And one of those things is America's dining habits.

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July 27, 2021 in Latest News

Restaurants Aim for Their Own Sort of Olympic Gold – Restaurant Business

With delivery more prevalent than it's been during earlier games, several promotions are focusing on off-premise orders placed digitally.

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July 27, 2021 in Latest News

6 best ghost kitchen concepts in San Antonio are delivering the goods – CultureMap San Antonio

These virtual restaurants got a big boost in business during the pandemic.

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July 23, 2021 in Latest News

How the Pandemic Accelerated Restaurants' Digital Transformation – Adweek

The industry has a 'treasure trove' of first-party data to personalize marketing.

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July 21, 2021 in Latest News

Virtual Restaurant Network Expands Brand Portfolio – Fast Casual

Two Mediterranean menus, TZKI and Tza Tza Pitzas, will be the latest brands available via virtual restaurant service Nextbite come late August.

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June 10, 2021 in Latest News

The Art of Running Multiple Concepts Out of One Kitchen – QSR

How are operators managing it without the wheels coming off?

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May 17, 2021 in Latest News

Delivery-Only Model Drives Newfound Business for Restaurant Brands - CO

Building on a pandemic-fueled trend, brands including Brinker, Denny’s and Applebee’s expand off-premises dining with new ‘virtual’ concepts that are churning sales and fattening profit margins.

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May 6, 2021 in Latest News

Denver's quiet virtual restaurant king is getting louder with celebrity partners - Denver Business Journal

Comedian and restaurateur George López is the latest celebrity in the virtual restaurant scene through a new partnership with Nextbite who will bring his “badass” street tacos to a range of cities through this delivery-only offering.

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May 6, 2021 in Latest News

Nextbite Expands Virtual Portfolio with George López Taqueria - Food On Demand

Comedian and restaurateur George López is the latest celebrity in the virtual restaurant scene through a new partnership with Nextbite who will bring his “badass” street tacos to a range of cities through this delivery-only offering.

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May 5, 2021 in Latest News

George Lopez and Nextbite Introduce New Delivery-Only Taqueria - QSR Magazine

George Lopez Tacos will be offered nationwide on June 8 through an array of Nextbite restaurant partners in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and more.

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May 5, 2021 in Latest News

Nextbite teams with comedian George Lopez for street tacos menu - Nation's Restaurant News

Nextbite Brands LLC, the virtual restaurant company, is teaming with comedian George Lopez for a street-taco delivery-only concept, the company said late Tuesday.

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May 5, 2021 in Latest News

Another Celebrity-Backed Ghost Kitchen Opens Soon in Atlanta, This Time From George Lopez – Eater Atlanta

George Lopez Tacos starts delivering street tacos to Atlantans on June 8

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May 4, 2021 in Latest News

World Changing Ideas Awards 2021: North America Finalists and Honorable Mentions - Fast Company

The best world changing idea overall in North America. Read about the winner, a carbon-negative vodka that comes from captured CO2.

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May 2, 2021 in Latest News

Alex Canter: “Fake it til you make it” - Thrive Global

We’ve wanted to give back since Day 1 when we realized we can leverage our network to do good for the communities that we serve. Although we are a venture-backed company, we’ve managed to align our company with investors who also care about giving back. We believe that our work delivering meals to hospitalized children...

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May 2, 2021 in Latest News

Anatomy of a Digital Restaurant - The Spoon

When Taster, a virtual restaurant company headquartered in London, announced its $37 million fundraise last week, co-founder and CEO Anton Soulier made clear that his company is trying to “redefine what it means to be a restaurant group in the 21st century.”

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Apr 28, 2021 in Latest News

Nextbite to expand its portfolio of celebrity-linked virtual brands - Celebrity Land

Virtual restaurant-brand creator Nextbite Brands LLC this week announced the appointment of Brian Furano as vice president of celebrity and brand licensing with the goal of adding more star-studded foodservice concepts beyond a current offering with rapper Wiz Khalifa.

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Apr 27, 2021 in Latest News

Nextbite executive looks toward next Wiz Khalifa virtual brand - Nation's Restaurant News

Virtual restaurant-brand creator Nextbite Brands LLC has hired Brian Furano as vice president of celebrity and brand licensing and expects to have more star-studded foodservice concepts beyond a current offering with rapper Wiz Khalifa.

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Apr 27, 2021 in Latest News

Best Workplaces Los Angeles 2021 - Comparably

Comparably’s Best Places to Work in Los Angeles 2021 list is based on sentiment ratings provided by current employees in the greater Los Angeles area who anonymously rated their employers on Comparably.com.

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Apr 21, 2021 in Latest News

Why the Next McDonald's Could Be A Virtual Brand - Restaurant Business

Shifting consumer habits have Ordermark CEO Alex Canter bullish on the company's delivery-only concepts, like HotBox by Wiz.

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Apr 12, 2021 in Latest News

Young Change Makers: Why and How Alex Canter Is Helping To Change Our World - Authority Magazine

Comparably’s Best Places to Work in Los Angeles 2021 list is based on sentiment ratings provided by current employees in the greater Los Angeles area who anonymously rated their employers on Comparably.com.

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Feb 25, 2021 in Latest News

You’ve Heard of Ghost Kitchens. Meet the Ghost Franchises. - The New York Times

Virtual food brands, often driven by real celebrities, are rapidly spreading across the country. Do they help or hurt independent restaurants?

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Dec 23, 2020 in Latest News

Delivery-only 'ghost' kitchens flourish during pandemic - The Business Times

NEW YORK, You can't eat there or collect your meal. But so-called ghost kitchens, which only prepare food for delivery, are booming in the United States during the pandemic.

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Dec 9, 2020 in Latest News

Ordermark: Helping Restaurants Thrive In The Mobile Delivery Era - Techstars

Not only have virus restrictions led to the closure of thousands of eateries nationwide, but the ones who have survived are struggling to keep pace with the sudden influx of takeout, curbside pickup, drive-thru, and delivery order channels. Moreover, this sudden influx looks set to stay as the new industry normal.

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Dec 9, 2020 in Latest News

How Ordermark’s Latest Funding Haul Could Help Independent Restaurants Survive The Pandemic - Forbes

Online ordering management company Ordermark, co-founded by CEO Alex Canter in 2017, just surpassed $1 billion in sales–no surprise considering the staggering growth of digital channels incited by the pandemic.

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