Restaurant service provider 86 Repairs raises $ 2 million in funding

BIG FAST – 86 Repairs Inc., a Grand Rapids and Chicago-based company that partners with restaurants to provide end-to-end kitchen equipment repair and maintenance, recently closed a $ 2 million seed funding round.

The company – which provides a restaurant subscription service to manage and improve back-of-house operations – announced this week that capital raised by multiple investors will accelerate both aggressive growth and product development.

Since its launch in 2018, 86 Repairs has partnered with more than 700 restaurants.

Some state investors who contributed to the round included companies based in Grand Rapids Gordon Food Service Inc., based in Ann Arbor Tamarind Hill Fund LLC and Invest Detroit Ventures.

“Restaurants have faced immense challenges since the start of the pandemic. Keeping kitchens operational is key to bouncing back, but all too often it’s an expensive and time-consuming headache, ”Daniel Estrada, CEO of 86 Repairs, said in a statement.

“This infusion of capital will accelerate our innovation and knowledge so that we can continue to better serve our customers and save them money, allowing them to focus on what matters most to them: their guests. ”

86 Repairs previously raised $ 1.5 million in a pre-seed funding round led by Tamarind Hill, which specializes in partnering with early stage B2B software companies, specifically in Central America. .

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