Leigh Richardson says OrderMate is in the business of “connecting hungry diners with restaurants through great software.”

Started in Melbourne around 15 years ago, OrderMate has had a presence in Sydney for four years and up to 500 restaurants in the city now use its point of sale ordering software.

Just as OrderMate is based in Surry Hills, in the Office Space, many of the restaurants using the software are in Surry Hills.

If you have been in a restaurant in Surry Hills and staff have served you with a tablet based ordering system, then its likely they would have been using the OrderMate solution.

“Our core business is hospitality based point of sale,” says Richardson, who is national sales manager at OrderMate.

“We offer touch screen and tablet based computer systems and back ordering stock systems, as well as all the reporting tools.”

The point of sale is just one part of the business, however. OrderMate also offers a web based ordering platform, which is an alternative to the likes of Uber Eats and Menulog. Restaurants can integrate with their own systems so that orders are routed through to the appropriate area, such as the kitchen.

“This is a self service application which is hosted on the restaurant’s website and which they can brand as their own,” says Richardson.

Of Surry Hills, Richardson says the decision to locate here was a great fit for OrderMate.

“It’s the right mix of everything for us,” he says.

“It’s close to the CBD but not in the CBD, and there’s a high density of feed business and the standard is very high.

“When we meet clients at the Office Space, they have a perception of walking into a highly styled environment that aligns itself with the calibre of venue we want to work with, so that is definitely a value add for us.”