AUSTIN, Texas—San Francisco-based Chewse has opened an Austin branch at WeWork University Park, 3300 N. Interstate Hwy 35.
Chewse plans, delivers and hosts hand-curated menus from locally owned restaurants to area businesses. Its core customers are technology companies and startups, making Austin a perfect fit for its expansion.
"As the Austin region’s food and beverage industry cluster continues to grow, it is exciting to see the addition of new companies entering the market and providing employment opportunities for local residents," said Austin Chamber Senior Vice President of Economic Development Charisse Bodsich.
Chewse's Austin branch will include sales and operations positions.
“Chewse’s Austin expansion is a prime example of convergence of the flourishing food sector, the thriving tech industry and Austin’s ability to attract community-focused companies," said City of Austin Business Development Program Manager Julia Campbell. "Chewse’s sustainable operations, workforce training, full- and part-time employment, and community initiatives serve as a solid backdrop for providing meal services to Austin’s employers sourced from local restaurants and artisans. Austin is made stronger by welcoming companies like Chewse to our community.”
In addition to serving Central and Downtown Austin, the food tech and hospitality company's new location will serve as far north as Round Rock and Leander and as far south as Buda.
"Chewse partners with world-class companies on building authentic cultures around food," said Chewse CEO Tracy Lawrence. "We identified Austin as a major technology center with world-class companies, and we're thrilled to work with the Austin Chamber of Commerce to launch Chewse in Austin and support its tremendous growth. Plus with all the great food here, how could we resist?"
Chewse's Austin office employees 10 full-time employees and five part-time employees. The company's Austin office is growing quickly.