DETROIT (WWJ) — The days of clunky, time-consuming group food ordering is about to meet its demise, thanks to

The online food ordering platform Foodjunky comes to downtown Detroit’s growing tech corridor from Chicago, where the company was originally launched, to join Bizdom, a nonprofit entrepreneurship accelerator for digital start-ups in the city.

Said co-founder, CEO and Chicago native Travis Johnson: “The response we’ve received from local restaurants and consumers so far has been overwhelming, and the support Bizdom provides will enable us to grow and thrive here.”

The mobile-friendly website makes ordering and delivery simple by allowing the creation of group orders through proprietary technology. A video of the company’s process is at this link.

“Our goal is to turn group ordering into a pleasant and enjoyable experience for both our customers and the restaurants in our network,” said Johnson. “It’s an undertaking to collect food orders for a large group. At the same time, it’s challenging for restaurants to take the orders over the phone – often resulting in errors. Foodjunky uses technology to simplify the group food ordering process, making the process more efficient for restaurants and consumers alike while making sure everyone gets exactly what they ordered.”

Last month Foodjunky launched its service with 26 restaurants and is adding more each week.

“We saw Foodjunky as a very interesting concept,” said Ross Sanders, CEO of Bizdom. “Online group ordering is still a difficult and cumbersome process and foodjunky’s platform automates the process making it a better, quicker and more accurate experience.”

Bizdom was founded in 2007 by Dan Gilbert, founder of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. For more information, visit


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