Zomato the fast growing restaurant discovery service from India has announced that it has has acquired Gastronauci, Poland’s leading restaurant search service. The online and mobile restaurant search and discovery service now has information for over 260,000 restaurants across 16 countries. Zomato has now acquired 4 companies globally within a span of 3 months. New Zealand-based restaurant search service MenuMania became a part of Zomato in July 2014. Lunchtime.cz and Obedovat.sk, the Czech Republic’s and Slovakia's restaurant guides, became a part of Zomato in August, 2014. , announced today that it has acquired Gastronauci, Poland’s most popular restaurant search service. This is Zomato’s 4th acquisition within a span of 3 months.
Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO of Zomato, said, “Ola and the Gastronauci team have built an excellent product that has a significant mind share in Poland. We are very happy to welcome Gastronauci into the Zomato family. We are excited to work on building an integrated product combining our technology with Gastronauci’s exhaustive reach in Poland.”
Gastronauci was founded in 2007 by Ola Lazar and the current transaction is expected to be completed by the beginning of November. Zomato and Gastronauci will work on building and rolling out an integrated product in the coming months. Gastronauci’s website and mobile app helps users in Poland look for places to dine out or order in from a database of over 26,000 restaurants across the country. The team at Gastronauci will be working closely with the Zomato team following this acquisition.
“We have had great success in building a strong and engaging user base for Gastronauci in Poland since 2007. This is an exciting new chapter for us and we look forward to working with Zomato and use their technology and product expertise to bring a new enhanced experience for both consumers and merchants,” said Ola Lazar, Founder and CEO of Gastronauci.
Pramod Rao, Director, International Operations at Zomato added, “We are planning to expand into multiple geographies in the immediate future and expansion in Europe is one of our key focus areas. We are delighted to have Gastronauci on board and look forward to strengthening our presence further in Central and Eastern Europe.”