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Zomato hires Samir Kuckreja to head Zomato Base

Zomato has appointed Samir Kuckreja as president of Zomato Base, its point-of-sale software. Kuckreja’s LinkedIn profile shows that he started working at the company earlier this month. The Economic Times reported the development first. The report added that this was not Kuckreja’s first stint at Zomato and he worked in an advisory capacity while running his hospitality consulting venture Tasanaya Hospitality.

Kuckreja is a veteran of the restaurant and hospitality industry. He worked as CEO and managing director of Nirula’s Corner House, a quick-service restaurant in Delhi for nearly six years. He is a trustee and past president of the National Restaurant Association of India. Kuckreja began his career as a business development manager at Yum! Restaurants International.

Zomato Base was launched in April 2016 35 outlets of The Beer Cafe. The Android-based point of sale (POS) solution offers features like menu management to change prices and listings, inventory management to keep track of raw materials and other items, recipe management to track raw materials based on sales, CRM like customer’s preferences, birth dates, order history etc. and real-time analytics.

The company had last raised $60 million in September 2015  from Temasek and existing investor Vy Capital. It has raised over $225 million across multiple rounds.

Table reservations: In January, the company launched Zomato Book, a table booking service which would let its users make, modify and cancel bookings, whether or not the restaurant was open. The company said that Book gives restaurant managers real time insights to maximise their seating capacity, estimate when a table will be free and offer notifications to waitlisted customers in case a table is available.

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