OrderUp - In The News, Media & Around The Web

See where OrderUp has been featured in the news, media or around the web.

We’re always open to sharing our story, values and expertise when it comes to hospitality, restaurants and technology. If you’re a news or media outlet looking for your next innovative piece – let us know.

Stripe Webinar ft. OrderUp CEO

OrderUp’s CEO, Chris Gilpin was featured on the Stripe’s webinar “Drive Revenue with a better checkout experience. He touches on how restaurants can leverage technology to provide a better checkout experience, and touches on how OrderUp is supporting restaurants with seamless payments.

Stripe Interview ft. Chris Gilpin

Stripe sat down with Chris Gilpin, chief executive officer and cofounder of OrderUp, about the changing needs of restaurant owners, the importance of a privacy-first data approach, and how Stripe supports its expansion into new markets.

CTV Morning News Interview with Head of Growth, Jason Finestone

OrderUp’s Head of Growth, Jason Finestone sat down (virtually) with CTV’s Annette Goerner to discuss how OrderUp is supporting restaurants during a pandemic by offering contactless, digital, order & payment solutions at no cost to restaurants. You can watch the recording to the right, or check out the original interview on CTV Live Morning News.

BlogTO Feature

OrderUp was featured on BlogTO – “Toronto’s source for culture, restaurant reviews, event listings and the best of the city.” Author Filipe Dimas covers how OrderUp has been supporting restaurant’s through the pandemic, and how we’re able to stay free for restaurants.

It’s only a matter of time before patio dining at Toronto restaurants becomes a reality again.

For when that happens, a Toronto startup called OrderUp has a new solution that includes contact tracing, ordering, payments and digital menus. Best of all, there’s no fees or commissions for restaurants. 

Considering how many restaurants have been forced to close over the past year, the no-barrier proposition seems to be one many restaurants are already getting behind.

Canada Takeout Feature

We caught up with our friends at Canada Takeout. Their writer interviewed OrderUp Co-founder and Head of Growth, Jason Finestone.

“Restaurant owners need to maintain their independence, reduce elements of their operating costs that drain profit and increase overheads, and inject those savings into their bottom line.” 

That’s the philosophy behind OrderUp, a Toronto-based point of sale, originally launched as a QR menu & contact tracing platform, and now offers online ordering for takeout to restaurants – all for free! 

Technology Trailblazer’s Podcast

OrderUp’s CEO, Chris Gilpin was featured on the Technology Trailblazer’s Podcast with host Derek Little to discuss how restaurants are improving their customer service with technology, provide some predictions for the future of dining and much more! This is a great segment that’s extremely insightful for anyone looking for an expert take on the future of dining, look no further. This podcast was recorded in February 2021, and we’re already seeing some of Chris’s predictions come to fruition. 

StarMicronics Featured Blog

OrderUp was featured on printer & hardware solution company Star Micronics Blog. They discuss how How Contactless Dining Technology Will Impact Restaurants: 

  1.  Increase Operational Efficiency
  2. Increased Customer Satisfaction
  3. Increased Average Check Size
  4. Environmental Impact, Opportunities, and Saved Costs
  5. Menu Optimization Opportunities

Startup Pill – Top Canadian Startups Founded in 2020

We’re proud to be recognized on The Startup Pill’s list of fastest-growing Canadian start-ups, alongside so many other great Canadian companies.

“This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Canadian startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of Canada and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.”

Best Startups Canada


Best Startups Canada showcases the top picks for the best Canada-based Hospitality companies. They report on startups and companies that are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Hospital industry. 

At OrderUp, our goal is to be leaders in the hospitality technology space. It’s an honour to be listed alongside so many great Canadian startups.

Trend Hunter – OrderUp 

Trend Hunter is the largest trend platform with well over 1,000,000 in organic traffic per month and trusted advisors to some of your favourite brands in Food & Beverage, Tech and Hospitality industries.

OrderUp, the technology startup, helps provide restaurants with a cost-effective dine-in digital ordering system. It requires no app downloads, no hardware, and most importantly, no fees for restaurants while letting guests scan the digital menu, order their dishes, and pay–all on their smartphones.

Ontario Made Certification

As a Toronto based Startup, OrderUp is proud to be recognized by the Government of Ontario’s Support Ontario Made initiative. Meant to help both Ontario consumers and businesses alike to support each other and support local during times of economic distress. 

We’re proud to call Canada home and are proud to support numerous Ontario owned restaurants as they navigate the new normal with contactless ordering and payment solutions.

Hospitality Technology


OrderUp’s partnership with Star Micronics was picked up by Hospitality Technology. Author Anne Wolf discusses how OrderUp’s contactless dining technology can impact restaurants operational efficiency.


OrderUp – Digital Main Street

OrderUp is proud to be a featured vendor on Digital Main Street. Digital Main Street was created by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) with direct support from the City of Toronto. Its aim is to help mainstream brick & mortar stores go Digital. 

OrderUp supports local restaurants by offering all of our contactless dining solutions, technology and features completely free for restaurants.

OrderUp’s free digital menu and contactless ordering and payment solutions help restaurants operating more safely and profitably by increasing staff efficiently and top line revenue. OrderUp empowers your guests to order and pay when they want, resulting in larger average bill sizes, increased table turns and more efficient waitstaff.”

Young Upstarts – Restaurant Management Software Solutions

OrderUp is featured alongside some great companies in Young Upstarts’ 10 Restaurant Management Tips & Software Solutions.

“OrderUp is a restaurant technology & software startup out of Toronto, Canada. They provide restaurants, food halls and breweries with a QR code ordering and payment system.”

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