Outback co-founder Chris Sullivan sells Tampa tech venture MenuPad
PayMyTab, a Fort Lauderdale-based technology payments company for the restaurant industry, has bought MenuPad, a similar tech firm in Tampa.
The deal, finalized Wednesday, resulted in 11 layoffs at MenuPad, said Vic Lafitta, CEO. Lafitta is not staying on with the new owner.
MenuPad was founded by Chris Sullivan, a co-founder of Outback Steakhouse, in 2013, as a way to order food at the table using a tablet
PayMyTab, founded in 2016 by tech entrepreneur Tom Holmes, started as a pay-at-the-table product that’s moving into the ordering space, Lafitta said.
Street scenes: The 2018 St. Pete Run Fest is right around the corner
As more than one great philosopher has wisely observed, reaching the destination is not nearly as important as the journey itself. The St. Pete Run Fest, which celebrates its second birthday Nov. 16-18, is a prime example. Three races – a 5K, a 10K and a Half-Marathon – wind through some of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods and awe-inspiring scenery.
“It’d be easy to go up and back, just close down one road,” observes Run Fest co-founder Ryan Jordan. “There are a lot of races that kind of do the same thing. Which is beautiful, but we made a conscious decision to say hey, let’s go highlight the city.”
Jabil partners with medtech firm on blood clot prevention device
Surgery patients who face the risk of blood clots could be among the first beneficiaries of a medical technology that Jabil Inc. has helped develop.
Jabil, a manufacturing services business and St. Petersburg’s largest company, worked with Recovery Force, a Fishers, Indiana medical technology firm, to develop a wearable device, a wrap with woven fibers embedded with nickel titanium. The wrap provides compression to prevent blood clots, reduce post-operative pain and alleviate joint pain and sore muscles, the company said.