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National Brand Jersey Mike’s Joins the Dinova Marketplace

 Business Diners Can Now Enjoy 16,000+ Restaurant Location Options

Atlanta (July 18, 2018) – Dinova, Inc., the only innovative proprietary marketplace exclusively focused on connecting business diners to restaurants nationwide, announced today that Jersey Mike’s Subs is the latest national brand to join its network. The addition of Jersey Mike’s means Dinova’s marketplace now exceeds 16,000 restaurant locations nationwide, a significant milestone.

Business diners do more than wine and dine clients – they’re also picking up sandwiches for team meetings, grabbing a bite between site visits, and getting something to eat on their way to and from the airport,” said Alison Galik, President of Dinova. “Having Jersey Mike’s as an option is a great way to give the employees in our marketplace more choices for those dining needs, too.”

Jersey Mike’s, with more than 1,500 locations open and under development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same. Jersey Mike’s offers A Sub Above®, serving authentic fresh sliced subs on freshly baked bread – the same recipe it started with in 1956. Loyal fans often order their subs Mike’s Way® with the freshest vegetables – onions, lettuce, tomatoes – and The Juice, an exquisite zing of red wine vinegar and olive oil blended to perfection. Since 2010, the company has raised more than $34 million for local charities and distributed more than 2 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

“Through our partnership with Dinova, we look forward to welcoming business travelers and corporate diners looking for an authentic sub sandwich,” said Rich Hope, Chief Marketing Officer, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc. “Our franchise owners appreciate that these are incremental sales, and that the program provides opportunities to introduce our catering expertise to companies across the country.”

Dinova continues to add new and exciting restaurant concepts to its now more than 16,000 locations nationwide. The addition of Jersey Mike’s is just another indicator of the substantial growth Dinova has achieved in 2018.

For more information or to find a location visit www.jerseymikes.com.

Dinova Names Alison Galik As President

Veteran Executive Leader Key to Company’s Broader Ambitions

Atlanta (May 3, 2018) – Dinova, Inc., a business dining marketplace, today announced the appointment of Alison Galik as President. In this role, Galik will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations as well as executing the company’s strategic plan and future growth.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Alison into the Dinova family,” said Vic Macchio, Founder, Executive Chairman, and Chief Strategy Officer at Dinova. “Alison embodies the best of our values, drive and focus as a company. She is ideally suited to lead Dinova into our next phase as we grow and enhance every aspect of operations and execution.”

Galik brings more than 20 years of global business leadership in corporate travel management and technology. Among her accomplishments, Galik was most recently President at Vibe HCM Inc., where she was responsible for the success of the human capital management software firm.

Prior to Vibe, Galik was Executive Vice President at Nashville-based InnLink, where she presided over a $10 million central reservation services business serving 3,500+ independent hotel customers. Her success there led to the acquisition of InnLink by Sabre Hospitality Solutions. Galik’s career runs deep in the corporate travel management space, having held executive positions at Rosenbluth International, American Express, StarCite and Lanyon Solutions. “I’m both honored and excited to be joining Dinova.  Business dining is the third largest corporate T&E expense and Dinova’s winning marketplace model for both corporate clients and restaurants is a legacy I’m proud to be part of,” said Ms. Galik.

Michael Ramich, Partner of Frontier Capital, the growth equity firm that invested in Dinova one year ago, said that adding a seasoned executive in the travel technology space is key to Dinova’s strategy and future growth. “Alison has the combination of industry experience and a deep relationship with Frontier Capital, holding previous positions with Frontier investments Lanyon and Vibe HCM, to achieve the ambitious goals.”

Galik holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Marketing from Rutgers University, and an MBA from Temple University. She will work from Dinova’s headquarters office in Johns Creek, Georgia.

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. Joins Dinova Marketplace

Atlanta (April 27, 2018) – Dinova, Inc., the only innovative proprietary marketplace exclusively focused on connecting business diners to restaurants nationwide, announced today that CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. has joined its business dining marketplace.

CraftWorks is the nation’s leading operator of brewery and craft beer-focused casual dining restaurants. Their brands include Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Big River Grille & Brewing Works, Chophouse & Brewery, Bluewater Grille, A1A Ale Works, Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill, Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery, and Sing Sing – all of which serve up fresh handcrafted beer and unique, flavorful menus. The 65 lively and hospitable CraftWorks locations in the Dinova marketplace are well positioned to meet a variety of business dining needs. From one-on-one working lunches to large group gatherings, Craftworks specializes in making each guest experience memorable.

“Dinova is one of our most strategic affiliate partners, given it reaches millions of corporate card holders who are known to have higher check averages given the high index of business entertaining,” says Jaime A. Vasquez, Vice President of Marketing and Group Sales. “Dinova’s network of blue chip Fortune 500 companies provides us an additional channel to help drive our Group Sales business for corporate events."

”Craftworks has been a pioneer in craft brewery, propelling the trend that is so prevalent today,” said Vic Macchio Founder, Executive Chairman, and Chief Strategy Officer at Dinova “Their inclusion in our marketplace fits perfectly with the rise of the millennial workforce growing throughout corporate America, and offers yet another ideal option for the Dinova diners of today and tomorrow.”

Dinova continues to add new and exciting restaurant concepts to its more than 14,000 locations nationwide. The addition of the CraftWorks portfolio of brands is just one indicator of the substantial growth Dinova will achieve in 2018.

Red Robin is Latest Brand to Join Dinova Marketplace

Atlanta (April 11, 2018) – Dinova, Inc., the only innovative proprietary marketplace exclusively focused on connecting business diners to restaurants nationwide, announced today that Red Robin has joined its exclusive business dining marketplace.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is famous for serving more than two dozen craveable, high-quality burgers with Bottomless Steak Fries in a fun environment welcoming to business dining guests. In addition to its many burger offerings, Red Robin serves a wide variety of salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts and signature beverages. Red Robin also offers a variety of options behind the bar, including its extensive selection of local and regional beers, and innovative adult beer shakes and cocktails. It’s easy to take Red Robin anywhere with online ordering to-go and Gourmet Burger Bar catering pickups at Red Robin’s more than 560 restaurants across the United States and Canada.

“This is a great opportunity for Red Robin to partner with Dinova and expand our business to reach the loyal customers within their network of more than 300 corporations around the globe,” said Dana Benfield, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Red Robin. “Our craveable gourmet burgers, impressive lineup of seasonal, craft and traditional brews, and Bottomless value promise offers something for everyone. We look forward to treating our new guests to an unforgettable experience when dining in-restaurant or ordering to-go and catering for office meetings and other events.”

“We are thrilled to have Red Robin partner with us as we continue to offer more diverse restaurant options to business diners across the country,” said Vic Macchio, CEO and founder of Dinova. “Providing great experiences and situation-appropriate restaurants for every business meal is what we do best as we actively build our marketplace.”

Dinova continues to add new and exciting restaurant concepts to its more than 14,000 locations nationwide. The addition of Red Robin is just one indicator of the substantial growth Dinova will achieve in 2018.

For more information about Red Robin, visit https://www.redrobin.com/

Business Dining Marketplace Surpasses $7 Billion in Spend

Atlanta (February 28, 2018) – Dinova, Inc., a business dining marketplace, is celebrating another year of positive growth with the release of its 2017 results. Significantly, Dinova reports that its annual business dining spend under management surpassed $7 billion in 2017, a milestone for the nine-year-old startup. This increase comes on the heels of a great fourth quarter, in which overall spending through the company’s marketplace increased 24% over Q4 2016. For the year, the number of transactions in the entire Dinova marketplace increased by 22% compared to FY2016.

Business dining is the third largest travel and entertainment expense category for enterprise and small to medium sized businesses, and it’s the most undermanaged. Dinova companies seek to harness this expense category by participating in the program. Aptly, in Q4 2017, Dinova’s enterprise accounts saw a 17% increase in marketplace spend and participating restaurants saw a 6% increase in average check size.

While the restaurant industry at large saw little growth in the first 3 quarters of 2017 and a small uptick at the end of the year, it still wasn’t a good year overall. In contrast, Dinova partner restaurants saw increased traffic throughout the year from a 20% increase in marketplace spend. This boost is a product of continued adoption of Dinova’s program among corporations, and giving restaurants access to proprietary channels that would otherwise not be available.

“Surpassing $7 billion in annual business dining spend influence is tremendously exciting for us,” said Vic Macchio, CEO and founder of Dinova. “In this $60 billion industry, we are confident that our marketplace – and our ability to shine a spotlight on the value of business dining – will only continue to grow.”

Business Dining Experience Gets Boost with New Dinova App

Atlanta (February 13, 2018) – Dinova, Inc., a business dining marketplace, launched a new version of its app and web search today. Capitalizing on its one-of-a-kind user base, Dinova’s online and mobile experience provide restaurants and business diners with direct access to one another through a proprietary channel that otherwise doesn’t exist. The new app and web search give users access to state-of-the-art technology that enhances usefulness and content.

In early 2017, Dinova brought in Chief Technology Officer Danny Davis as part of its renewed focus on improving the digital user experience. Davis’ team was tasked with creating a unique dining interface that allows business diners to explore the more than 14,000 restaurant locations in Dinova’s marketplace.

“The new Dinova app creates a user experience that allows business diners to search for any cuisine type in any market at any time,” says Davis. “We’ve included a dynamic search radius that will always have dining options readily available no matter where the user is located. The app also gives users access to online ordering and catering at many of our 14,000 restaurant locations nationwide.”

Considering the unique use cases of business diners across the entire industry, the new app offers a robust keyword search, quick access to catering and private dining options, and provides information on special dietary offerings from each restaurant. These features are also accessible on Dinova’s web search as another user access point – their desktop – when planning trips, in-office catering or client meals.

“As a technology-enabled marketplace, we are beyond excited about this app and how it enables a new generation of corporate and small business users,” says Vic Macchio, CEO and founder of Dinova. “Having a better online and mobile experience will give all of our participating restaurants more exposure, while giving our diners an easier way to find the best option in his or her selected area.”

 Dinova’s new app is available in the Android and iPhone app stores.

Newk’s Eatery Becomes Latest National Brand to Join Dinova Marketplace

Atlanta (January 9, 2018) – Dinova, Inc., the only innovative proprietary marketplace exclusively focused on connecting business diners to restaurants nationwide, announced today that Newk’s Eatery has joined its exclusive business dining marketplace.

Award-winning Newk’s Eatery offers grilled and tossed salads, grilled and toasted sandwiches, kettle-batch soups and handcrafted pizzas, each made with premium ingredients such as sushi-grade ahi tuna, tenderloin steak, Atlantic salmon, imported cheeses, scratch-made sauces and dressings, and fresh-brewed Rainforest Alliance Certified iced teas. The brand is often heralded for its something-for-everyone culinary-driven menu, elevated fast casual experience, and selection of indulgent 12-layer cakes, baked fresh in Newk’s very own bakery.

“Dinova enables Newk’s Eatery to grow its relationship with expense account diners, which is especially important in a traffic-challenged environment,” said Stewart Slocum, CMO of the 120-restaurant Newk’s Eatery brand. “Partnership with Dinova grows not only dine-in traffic with business diners but also catering, to go, gift card and gifting business lines."

“What a great kick-off to 2018 with the addition of Newk’s Eatery to the Dinova marketplace,” said Vic Macchio, CEO and founder of Dinova. “Whether you’re on the go, catering or eating in, our marketplace has the perfect restaurant option for business diners across the nation.”

With the start of the new year, Dinova continues to add increasingly diverse restaurant concepts to its more than 14,000 locations nationwide. The addition of Newk’s Eatery and its 120 locations is just one indicator of the substantial growth Dinova will achieve in 2018.

Dinova in the News

 Published March 8, 2018

Published March 8, 2018

The Dining App That Every Business Traveler Needs

One of the most challenging aspects of business travel is finding food in an unfamiliar location. No one really wants to have a drive-thru dinner, but it happens all too often during business travel. After a long day of travel to or working in an unfamiliar location, the last thing you want to do is waste time searching for a place to find eat. We found an app designed specifically for business travelers to easily find their next meal. Read more...

 Published March 5, 2018

Published March 5, 2018

Business Dining Marketplace Surpasses $7B in Spend

Dinova, Inc., a business dining marketplace, is celebrating another year of positive growth with the release of its 2017 results. Significantly, Dinova reports that its annual business dining spend under management surpassed $7 billion in 2017, a milestone for the nine-year-old startup. Read more...

 Published March 1, 2018

Published March 1, 2018

Ritual Eats Week and Talking About EAT Club

Dinova, Inc., a business dining marketplace, is celebrating another year of positive growth with the release of its 2017 results. Significantly, Dinova reports that its annual business dining spend under management surpassed $7 billion in 2017, a milestone for the nine-year-old startup. Read more...

 Published February 28, 2018

Published February 28, 2018

Business Dining Marketplace Surpasses $7 Billion in Spend

Dinova, a business dining marketplace, has launched a new version of its app and web search today that includes new features. The new app will allow business diners to search for any cuisine type in any market at any time. There is a dynamic search radius that will always have dining options available no matter where the user is located. Read more...

 Published February 16, 2018

Published February 16, 2018

Dinova Launches New App and Web Search

Dinova, a business dining marketplace, has launched a new version of its app and web search today that includes new features. The new app will allow business diners to search for any cuisine type in any market at any time. There is a dynamic search radius that will always have dining options available no matter where the user is located. Read more...

 February 14, 2018

February 14, 2018

Changes at Chipotle, Yum! and Smashburger and Dinova’s New and Improved App

Dinova, Inc.  launched a new version of its app and web search, top photo. Capitalizing on its one-of-a-kind user base, Dinova's online and mobile experience provide restaurants and business diners with direct access to one another through a proprietary channel that otherwise doesn't exist. Read more...

 Published February 14, 2018

Published February 14, 2018

Recipe for Savings

It’s no secret that processes for capturing travel spend have become more robust in the past few years. But when it comes to expense management, one area that tends to lag behind is dining. Read more...

 Published February 13, 2018

Published February 13, 2018

Dinova Has Revamped Its Restaurant Search

Dinova has revamped its Web search and app, allowing diners to search among its 14,000 restaurants by cuisine and keyword and by the user's location. It also lists each restaurant's offerings for special diets and enables diners to order online and to arrange catering and private dining. Chief technology officer Danny Davis joined the company about a year ago to head the reboot. The app is available for both Androids and iPhones. Read more...

 Published January 10, 2018

Published January 10, 2018

Newk’s on Dinova Marketplace

Newk’s Eatery has joined Dinova's exclusive business dining marketplace. Read more...

 Published January 9, 2018

Published January 9, 2018

Newk’s Becomes Latest Brand to Join Dinova Marketplace

Dinova, Inc., the only innovative proprietary marketplace exclusively focused on connecting business diners to restaurants nationwide, announced that Newk’s Eatery has joined its exclusive business dining marketplace. Read more...

 

 

 

 


Dinova facts

  • Dinova is the only company providing an innovative, proprietary marketplace exclusively focused on connecting expense account diners to quality restaurants nationwide
  • By definition, “business dining” means any meal on a business corporate credit card that can be expensed, including meals purchased during business travel, food for company meetings and events, client entertainment, catering for internal department meetings, and corporate private dining
  • Dinova currently influences more than $7 billion in annual business dining spend
  • Dinova was founded in 2009 by CEO Vic Macchio (Mack-ē-oh)
  • Currently, Dinova has 14,000+ restaurant partners across the United States and growing
  • Restaurant segments included in the Dinova marketplace range from quick service, fast casual, casual, polished casual, fine dining, to delis and cafés. These restaurants encompass national and regional brands, large restaurant groups, and award winning independents

 

  • Companies that participate in Dinova’s marketplace range from small to medium sized businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises
  • Dinova has an easy-to-use mobile app that allows business diners to locate in-network restaurants while in town or on the road
  • Dinova employs individuals from all over the United States, and has its corporate headquarters in the Metro-Atlanta area
  • Dinova has won multiple awards in 2017, including the Technology Association of Georgia’s Top 40 Innovative Technology Company, Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter, the ACG Georgia Fast 40 and a finalist of the Technology Association of Georgia’s SSA Impact Awards
  • Dinova received a $40 million investment from Frontier Capital in May 2017