In the current mess that is the Nigerian food delivery landscape (yes, I said it), there can never be too many restaurant listing and ordering sites. Of course, we would rather they work, but maybe the sheer number of them that exist will finally will that into happening.
Tomachy, a restaurant search and discovery platform was launched in Nigeria with a mission to help foodies - or you know, everyone that eats, ever - to discover, rate and review restaurants, as well as connect them to other foodies across the country. Think JumiaFood(Nigeria), Zomato(worldwide) or Yelp(US).
But Tomachy's CEO, Charles Odibo, thinks the startup is unique in its offering:
"In a first of its kind in Nigeria, we are creating amazing engagement tools for restaurants and cafes listed for FREE on Tomachy to enable them engage with, reach out to and connect with customers more regularly."
Founded by Charles Odibo and Segun Bright, the restaurant search and discovery platform will combine online ordering and table reservations for restaurants across Nigeria to increase the volume of orders they get and by extension their revenues and customer reach. Restaurant owners can now visit the Tomachy website to sign up for a profile, add photos and menus; customers can find them online, book or order food or simply visit, review and rate the restaurant on the platform; and then share it with their friends on social media and offline.
Tomachy currently lists over 20,000 restaurants, bars, and night clubs across Nigeria and it claims to have has already mapped over 5000 locations nationwide and is adding online food ordering, table booking, menu listing and "search by interest". The startup aims to be the go-to website for a comprehensive listing of all restaurants and cafes in Nigeria.