31 minutes | Mar 21st 2018

Can Data Build the Perfect Pizza Shop? Featuring Olo CEO Noah Glass

One day in 2003, Noah Glass was fed up with waiting in line for coffee. There must be a better way, he thought. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of Olo, which provides order-ahead technology for 200 restaurant brands, including sweetgreen, Chipotle and Shake Shack, across 40,000 locations. Olo has raised over $63 million and says that when brands add digital ordering to their restaurants, they see on average a 25 percent increase in ticket size. In this episode, we explore: -How delivery is changing the game for restaurants — and why grocery stores want in on the action. -How data can construct the perfect menu. -What weird ordering habits Olo keeps track of. -Why Amazon would want to acquire Whole Foods. -And so much more! This episode was produced and edited by Lauren Feiner. Our music is "Is That You Or Are You You" by Chris Zabriskie. We'd love to see you at our first live podcast recording on April 3rd at the UX + Data Meetup in NYC. We will be interviewing Meetup Co-Founder and CEO Scott Heiferman at work—bench at 110 5th Avenue, 5th Floor. Pizza is served at 6:45 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m. Make sure to RSVP to save your spot: https://www.meetup.com/UX-Data/events/248756138/ This podcast is sponsored by Indicative, the leading behavioral analytics platform. Go to www.indicative.com to learn more. Be the first to know when a new episode is released and stay up to date on the latest data news by signing up for our newsletter: goo.gl/forms/FDhgnhRCfkydkjGr2 Read more about the podcast and Noah Glass at decidingbydata.com. Follow us on Twitter @decidingbydata