Online ordering is the future of chain restaurants.
Why should it be any different for smaller restaurants to make the same impact?
Mitchell Skees and his brother know that streamlined online ordering services are important for restaurants to thrive in the foodservice industry. They also know that this type of technology is not easily accessible to many smaller and standalone restaurants.
Together, they created 3B Apps, a business three years in the making that offers a way for smaller restaurants to take advantage of online ordering technology without breaking the bank. The business creates a personalized app for each of their clients, including logos, social media links, and a comprehensive ordering system based on the restaurant’s menu.
In January, Mitchel was able to take a semester off to focus on the development and sales of 3B Apps. The app is now compatible for use on Android and web platforms in addition to iOS.
Mitchell’s time off from school has also allowed him to focus on sales and interacting with some of 3B Apps’ larger clients. The company not only has service commitment from big, local names like Rise ‘n’ Roll, but the brothers have also entered the university foodservice market.
As Mitchell looks toward the future, he hopes to further expand 3B Apps’ sales efforts by growing locally first, hiring salespeople, and expanding to new verticals including corporate cafes and universities.
His current plan is to focus on what drives growth for the business, and the rest will follow.
Entrepreneurship Spotlight: 3B Apps
If you are looking for motivation this week, look no further than Mitchell Skees and his two brothers, Nathan and Connor Skees. Founding 3B Apps in 2015, their first job was creating a mobile app for Fortune 500 company, Aramark – oh and did we mention the three boys were just 15 and 13 years old at the time?
Student Startups Launch at The NIIC
The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne says seven startups have launched through its Student Venture Lab Program. The organization says six are for-profit and one, focusing on feeding the needy, is nonprofit.
The program is by the Lincoln Financial Foundation, the Edward & Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation and iAB Financial Bank.
Student Venture Lab: 3B Apps
Mitchell Skees and his brother Connor grew up in an entrepreneurial household. They became fascinated with programming and eventually decided to try their hand at turning their hobby into a business – but they needed support.