This article showcases our top picks for the best North Carolina based Hospitality companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Hospitality industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top North Carolina Hospitality Companies
Rabbu provides a cradle-to-grave asset management platform for property investors looking for higher yields through flexible rentals. Our range of services includes finding and identifying the best properties, evaluating your return on investment, getting the property ready for guests, listing and marketing the property, handling support and operations, and coordinating all financial aspects.
By providing end-to-end asset management services, our goal is to unlock your property’s potential and enable you to earn higher returns, hassle-free.. .
Keona Health’s Online Triage is a completely new way for nurse advice lines to increase efficiency and expand access to patients. How does Keona Online Triage increase the productivity of your triage process? – Patients answer standard triage protocol questions online, saving the nurse time.
– Patients get an instant recommendation for scheduling and self-care on simple cases. – Nurses only follow up with patients who want to talk to the nurse, or need it based on their problem..
Concord Hospitality Enterprises
Concord Hospitality Enterprises specializes in the fields of hotel development, third party acquisitions, and hotel revenue management. It offers entrepreneurship, seasoned experience, innovation, and technical excellence.
It was founded in 1985 and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.. .
The Farmery combines a market, cafe and indoor agricultural systems to form an urban food retailer offering locally grown food with the ideal mix of high margins of a cafe, high foot traffic of a grocery store and the immersive experience of a farm. At the Farmery, the consumer can witness and participate in the growth and harvest of crops and fish, creating an educational and stimulating food shopping experience.
The Farmery grows a portion of the produce and fish it sells, reducing the complexity and costs of locally sourced food by consolidating the entire food distribution system. Growing food in the store allows the Farmery to provide the freshest possible fare to the consumer.
Value of the product is raised through a more intriguing shopping experience and fresher product. Costs are lowered by reducing the current food system’s 36% inventory loss to next to nothing by simplifying the journey the food travels from the farm to the customer..
Tuee is a guest relationship management (GRM) tool used by service-based businesses like restaurants to improve retention marketing and operational proficiency. Tuee uses a tablet system to capture experiential and contact data from 80% of guests at the point of sale.
Tuee then uses that data to send instant operational alerts, personalize email / social media communication, and run loyalty campaigns. Tuee is currently in 67 restaurants located across 8 states..
Spring Engage (formerly Spring Metrics)
Spring Engage delivers a solution to hotel marketing professionals, allowing them to build and grow relationships with travelers online.
Ensemble Health Partners
Ensemble Health Partners provides revenue cycle management services for hospitals and physician practice operators.
Katuah Market is a small store driven by big ideals, providing quality and a personal touch only found in locally owned establishments. Our concept combines offering the best local, natural, and organic foods with the convenience and service of a corner grocery store.
At our heart, we love food. We believe in real food grown without artificial means and made without chemical additives.
We obsessively search for new innovative products but still geek out over our old favorites. We’re a springboard for local folk ready to bring their new hot sauce, vegan brownie or hand crafted soap to retail because we believe in a strong local food economy..
Eyewiz links tourists with tour operators in an ideal manner, turning the touristic experience into a lifetime memory.
Allbridge is the trusted partner to help properties deliver one connected experience to their customers with all Data, Video, and Voice technologies. Combining expertise in data, video and voice, Allbridge is the partner clients rely on for their entire network from design and procurement to installation and ongoing management, scaling each solutions to the needs of the property.
Allbridge positions Hospitality, Healthcare, and Higher Education organizations for the future by providing technology experiences and outstanding service to exceed the expectations of the customers’ end-user. Allbridge is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina with additional offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Garden City, New York.
For more information, please visit www.allbridge.com.. .
Campus Crest Communities
Campus Crest Communities (NYSE:CCG) is a leading developer, builder, owner and manager of high-quality, purpose-built student housing properties located close to campuses in targeted U.S. markets.
The Company is a self-managed, self-administered and vertically-integrated real estate investment trust which operates all of its properties under The Grove brand. Campus Crest Communities owns interests in 33 student housing properties containing approximately 6,324 apartment units and 17,064 beds and boasts the youngest standardized portfolio in the industry.
Since its inception, the Company has focused on customer service, privacy, on-site amenities and its proprietary residence life programs to provide college students across the U.S. with a higher quality of living..
Fresh Market is a restaurant specializing in chicken caesar, Cobb, and chef special salad.
Extended Stay America
Extended Stay America, an Extended Stay Hotels(sm) brand, specializes in providing business and leisure travelers a functional hotel suite at an exceptional value. With new renovations including our “Signature” rooms that come complete with Comfort bedding, an open layout, and contemporary decor, Extended Stay America gives travelers great comfort at a great price.
Our guests enjoy fully equipped kitchens, in-room WiFi Internet access, unlimited local phone use and personalized voicemail, pet friendly accommodations, and pools and fitness centers (at select locations).. .
Coleman Natural Foods
Coleman Natural Foods, LLC provides organic and no-antibiotics-ever meat products.
Takeout Central is a startup based in Chapel Hill, NC that is redefining the role of the restaurant delivery company. The company is leveraging superhero like technology and the power of the crowd to update the traditional model of the, RDS, restaurant delivery service to the uninitiated.
It has blended some of the best parts of GrubHub, and Uber and added the experience of two successful RDS owners to bring delivery to the masses.. .
Biscuitville FRESH SOUTHERN
Biscuitville FRESH SOUTHERN is a restaurant that provides southern local food and hand-made biscuits.
Tryon Medical Partners
Tryon Medical Partners is a medical practice specialized in excellent healthcare on prevention,innovation and professionalism.
Broadvine provides cloud-based, business intelligence software that helps you operate your properties more efficiently.
Agni Indian Kitchen and Bar
AGNI, in Sanskrit, means FIRE, the very essence to all cooked food. Agni signifies passion, the very passion they have imbibed to offer the best Indian cuisine and service to their guests.
Agni is also a source of warmth that is reflected in their carefully crafted cuisine, atmosphere and service. Indian food differs from much of the world, in taste and in cooking methods.
It reflects a perfect blend of various cultures and ages. Food in India mirrors the Indian culture which has been influenced by various civilizations, each contributing its share to develop the food they know in its present form.
Indian food is known for its spiciness. Throughout India, spices are used generously in food.
But one must not forget that every single spice used in Indian dishes carries some or other nutritional and medicinal properties. A perfect blend of tradition and innovation awaits you at AGNI, Indian Kitchen and Bar.
You will experience the finest authentic flavors with ethnic edge. Executive Chef Rajan Timilsina creates dishes to serve you with a style of service rooted in the finest eastern traditions..
The Preiss Company
The Preiss Company, since 1987 – one of the top providers of off-campus student housing in the United States
Stay Furnished is a corporate housing company that provides fully furnished apartments. The company’s clients include Fortune 100 companies, interns, athletes, consultants, entertainers, government employees, business and professional travelers.
Each furnished option offers a variety of amenities such as on-site fitness centers, pools,, high speed wireless internet, cable television, and office centers.. .
La Patisserie Bakery
La Patisserie Bakery is offering catering service and selling products like Crepes, Cakes, Pastries.
Park Place Hospitality Group
Park Place Hotel Group specialize in the development, ownership and day-to-day management of hotel assets.
Eat Local, is an organization dedicated to promoting independent, locally owned restaurants. At a chain restaurant you are guaranteed a good meal…
at an independent, you have a chance it will be the best dinner of your life!. .
ESP Systems, LLC develops and markets guest customized service systems to the restaurant industry in the United States. The company offers a wireless system that uses wireless technologies and Microsoft platforms to streamline the service model at restaurants.
Its system creates a wireless bubble in the restaurant and connects everyone within the bubble through wireless technologies so that each guest is empowered to customize their dining experience to their specific needs. ESP Systems, LLC is based in Charlotte, North Carolina..
Freshlist is a food sourcing marketplace intended to connect chefs with local farms and producers for simplifying the supply chain.
Bardolino Grille will concentrate on developing customers who consist of everyday people looking for great quality food at an affordable price. We are particularly interested in families that are looking for give every member the dish they want.
Whether it’s Mexican or Italian, Bardolino Grille seeks to satisfy even the most demanding of palettes. In today’s economy, people are pulling their purse strings more than ever.
Bardolino Grille feels that people shouldn’t have to limit their taste buds to burgers and fries, but give their mouths the trip of their lives that doesn’t push the family budget. According to City-Data, the city of Raleigh North Carolina has a population of over 350,000, with over 90% of that population meeting the target market that Bardolino has set.
Forecasters expect this growing population trend to increase by 20% in the year 2013. We believe that as the economy becomes weakened, people will seek ways to save their families money without sacrificing quality.
Personal experience and market research demonstrate that restaurants employ more than 1.3 million jobs in the United States and sales are forecast to advance 2.5% in 2013 and equal 4% of the United States gross domestic product. The food service industry is the second largest employer in the United States employing an estimated 13 million people.
Our target market tends to eat from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM.. Busy business associates with lunch breaks seek out lunches from a nice quiet place that offers quality at a budget friendly price.
Haywood Park Hotel & Atrium
Be immersed in the history and culture of our splendid historic hotel and experience true Southern hospitality at its finest. Our guests are provided with every amenity and service needed for an unsurpassed hotel experience, from luxuriously appointed guestrooms to delicious cuisine from Restaurant Solace.
The Haywood Park Hotel’s superior location in the heart of downtown Asheville allows guests to easily explore all that this vibrant and energetic city has to offer.. .
ABC Investments & Management Company
ABC Investments & Management Company focuses on hotel development, hotel management and land development for the hospitality industry.
Let us cater your next special event! Impress your guests with our hip, modern sushi station onsite. Fusion Fish professionally trained sushi chefs can make a full assortment of signature sushi rolls made to order.
You will have full control over creating the perfect menu for occasions such as weddings, cocktail parties, grand openings, or charity events. It is our pleasure to provide you with the essential elements for your event to ensure an unforgettable celebration..
CMC is a privately owned hotel management firm established in 1985 with the development and construction of it’s first hotel, the Best Western Plus Cary- NC State which it still owns and operates today. CMC Hotels manages asset exceeding $150 million in real estate value.
Their portfolio includes top branded franchised hotels and more than 1,000 rooms in desirable markets such as Raleigh, Cary, Wilmington and Charlotte, North Carolina.. .
Metcon is a construction company that offers retail, commercial, and hospitality construction services.
Clear Sky Software
Clear Sky Software fixates on inventory management with the development of barcode-based software program for hospitality industries.
Platinum Food Service
PLATINUM Food Service proudly offers FOUR main types of services/products. We believe that it is absolutely necessary to anticipate and meet our customer’s needs for both product and service.
Once a commitment is made to a customer, we are expected to follow through and we will!. .
Steak & Hoagie Shop
The company has been in business for 17 years. The owner is looking to sell and highly motivated.
My goal is to build up business through numerous contacts I have made in the area and turn it around for a profit. I would like to service the schools and businesses in the area and the numerous commuters which pass by on a daily basis with good healthy fresh food while maintaining the core products.
I have been looking for a business to own for a long time and feel this is a great place to start. I was in the restaurant business for years and would bring a great deal of business sense and new ideas to this shop.
It is mere minutes from my home; as stated earlier, I know what the needs and wants of my community are because of the location. Unfortunately, I cannot provide recent financials because the owner had sold it to someone who basically walked away.
He is highly motivated and I can provide as much information as he can give me.. .
Triangle Catering provides professional and delicious catering delivery services for weddings and birthdays.
Local Icon Hospitality
Local Icon Hospitality is a hospitality group that offers casual dining, craft beer, cocktails and DJ-themed bars at 6 locations.
Carolina Trace Country Club
Carolina Trace Country Club offers all amenities of a full-service private club.
Shorter Order is a hospitality application that enables its users to pick a restaurant, set a date, add guests, and organize gatherings.
Queen City Catering
Andrew and Mike share a life-long enthusiasm for food that finds its home at Queen City Catering Company. Prior to starting their own company, Mike and Andrew have worked in every facet of the food and beverage industry.
Through their over 25 years of experience, they have honed the philosophy of fresh, quality, delicious. Above all, we are about amazing food.
Queen City Catering Company opened to rave reviews and has quickly become one of Charlotte’s most sought after event catering companies. Our passion is to provide you and your guests with an exquisite culinary experience featuring the highest caliber of service in our industry, trend setting design and attention to every detail.
Our culinary services are tailor-made to suit your creative, organizational and budgetary requirements, whether your event calls for a cocktail reception for 50, an elegant afternoon reception for 200, or a seated coursed dinner with organic wine pairing for 500. We specialize in corporate catering, meetings, training, weddings, events and much more.
We also offer special event catering including full service banquets and receptions. Let us show you our love for food and passion for people..
Our base in Calabash North Carolina is a cozy, quaint town offering some of the world’s best seafood and unique shops. It’s position also puts us closer to the ocean and the fish you’re looking to catch.
Whether you’re alone or have a group of 100 people, Hurricane Fleet is the perfect choice for Myrtle Beach Charter Fishing!. .
Carolina Mountain Harvest
The proposed business of Super Intensive Stacked Raceway Shrimp Farming is a new technology developed at Texas A&M University by Dr. Addison Lawrence.
We have secured an agreement with Royal Caridea L.L.C. to build a production facility in Western North Carolina.
Our objective is to produce one million pounds of fresh organic shrimp and market it locally, with the intent to expand production as we move forward. Cost of building and operation until revenue can be realized will be in excess of 9.5 million dollars.
We will be seeking investors and looking into Small Business Administration USDA loans for funding. Payback for this project is estimated to be 3-4 years with an average selling price per pound around $7.50 per pound.
Market competition is imported foreign head-off frozen shrimp. The US imports 5.5 billion dollars of shrimp annually from south East Asia, India and South America.
Food safety is a major concern with foreign product. The ecological impact in producing countries has caused a decline in production in many of those countries.
Taylor & Viola Structural Engineers
Taylor & Viola Structural Engineers is designing building systems for hospitality, industrial, automotive, residential & academic sectors.
Safety and Health Council of NC
The Safety and Health Council of North Carolina is an independent, non-profit association.
Upmann’s will be an exclusive membership required club for the discerning lady or gentleman. We will feature an upscale environment in Burlington’s revitalized downtown area where businessmen and women can come to entertain clients or unwind after their day.
Our lounge will be designed in an antique and ultra comfortable style to ensure satisfaction of our clients. We will offer top shelf liquor’s and wine as well as a fully stocked cigar bar.
Local and micro brew beer will be available also. The lounge will be divided to accommodate both smoking and non-smoking guests along with a high volume air purifier and ventilation system to avoid contamination of fresh air area’s.
The lounge will also have a sidewalk seating area available to clients. Upon entering the lounge clients will be greeted by the concierge and checked in.
Clients may then choose seating of their liking and pick up an Ipad that has content preloaded such as: The Wall St Journal, Vanity Fair, Kiplinger’s, USA Today, and other local selections. Our content server will also be loaded with a wide variety of audio as well as DSD tracks for the premium client.
Each Ipad will also have Bose QE2 or equivalent headphones available. Whether our clients choose a comfy seat by the fire, the fresh air out side on our side walk tables, a spot at the bar, or in our antique furnished cigar lounge they will have an experience like no other place.
East Bend Brewery
There currently exists a pain in the micro-brew industry. Popularity, and reluctance to deviate from standard practices, has caused the whole market to become stale, and predictable.
The good news in all this is there exists an untapped market of customers who actually want something different. Existing companies are only making what has traditionally sold and sold well.
Their resistance to innovate is a catalyst with which an emerging business can exist and thrive. Our Mountain Dark, and its rich coffee flavor, is something completely different that the market to date has yet to see.
It is here where we shall stake our claim in a market that has decades of growth ahead with no possible means of saturation. With your help, we will be different, we will innovate, and we will deliver to the people what they want.
With your help, we can bring a new household name to the beer industry.. .
ZipTreat is a social and mobile ecommerce platform that allows friends to treat others to drinks, meals, and desserts despite differences in geographical locations. ZipTreat’s aim is to enable its customers to be generous with their friends, to treat their friends on special occasions when they themselves cannot be there.
ZipTreat is a way to introduce friends to great local places if they are new to a location or just visiting.. .
The 5th Quarter
The mission of the company known as “Chalmers&Company LLC” is to provide prime southern hospitality accompanied
Founded in March 2010, Businesshug shows you what’s located nearby by ranking places based on their proximity to others. This technique allows any user to find a place in a great location near lots of other places quickly and easily.
Their partnerships with Citysearch and Expedia have allowed them to support many restaurants and hotels in the USA. With their Beta launch in June 2011, Businesshug makes the process of exploring nearby locations easy and simple using their intuitive website layout.
What started as a problem, found a solution, and turned in to an interesting company idea with a dynamic business model and the mission to bring nearby places closer to people by building products that connect users to the places they’re looking for.. .
Parkzzz will offer drivers a safe and economical alternative to the hotel/motel industry by providing a place where drivers can sleep .
Hawthorne Entertainment Enterprises
Currently own a restaurant in Creedmoor, NC that opened up in July 2014. Landlord sold building to another restaurant concept forcing us to move out and find a new location.
Looking for funding for debt consolidation and to move to new location.. .
Bars For Us
Take the guesswork out of finding your city’s best bars. Bars For Us, at barsforus.com, has created an easy way for people to find bars using the criteria most important to them.
Bar listings are displayed on a map and change dynamically as people refine their search. At the same time bars can pay Bars For Us to display advertisements and extra information about their special nights, offers and drink specials.
In later evolutions Bars For Us will allow people to register to follow and share their favorite bars, and bars will be able to register to deliver highly targeted and relevant promotions to their followers. In summary, Bars For Us solves the problem of how people find the best bars for them and how bars can promote and advertise themselves, using a simple to use user-interface and a detailed database of information about local bars.
Starting in Raleigh, NC, Bars For Us will soon be available for interested partners to launch in further cities.. .
Geneva Software provides proprietary accounting software solutions to healthcare, hospital, hospitality and manufacturing markets.
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