Digitizing the Diner
CHRIS COMPARATO, COFOUNDER, CEO
With a baker grandfather and restaurateur sister, Chris Comparato was the natural choice when Toast cofounders aman narang, steve fredette and Jonathan Grimm needed a new Ceo. Toast, which makes sales- and inventory-management software for restaurants, has raised $30 million to handle the back end for restaurants across all 50 states, from a Chinese chain in los angeles to a nashville hot chicken joint. for many of those clients, Toast replaces pad and pen. “You’ve got to listen and really have empathy for what restaurants go through to run a successful operation,” says Comparato. one thing busy owners want: simplicity. That’s why Toast has announced deals with 20 other companies, including delivery leader Grubhub, to put their services in one central place.