Author: Dave Lu

Dave Lu is the co-founder and President of Pared. He started Pared with Will Pacio to solve the number one problem facing the restaurant industry: staffing. Prior to Pared, Dave was the VP of Marketing at Luxe and the co-founder and CEO of Fanpop. He also worked at eBay, Yahoo!, Sony and Apple in various product and marketing roles.

Founders Corner

Improving Life for Restaurant Industry Professionals

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1 in 10 Americans work in the hospitality industry. The average wage is only $13.48 per hour for non-supervisory employees. In Pared’s markets, New York and …

Industry

Numbers Don’t Lie: The Restaurant Labor Crunch

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We’ve seen headlines around the world talking about how hard it is to find good workers in the hospitality space. It’s the reason we started Pared …

Industry

The Real Mind of a Chef: Mental Health in the Restaurant Industry

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This summer we lost one of the world’s greatest ambassadors, a man who bridged cultures through food: Anthony Bourdain. He brought viewers with him around the …

Company News

Our New VP of Customer Success: Maranda Dziekonski

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We couldn’t be more excited to announce that Maranda Dziekonski has joined our team to run Customer Success at Pared. Maranda is well-known and well-respected in …

Case Studies

Case Study: Aina – Growing Your Business

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Jordan Keao is the executive chef and owner of Aina Restaurant in San Francisco, one of Michael Bauer’s 2018 Top 100 Restaurants in the Bay Area, …

Insider Insights

Insider Insights with Melissa Perello

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We had a chance to sit down with award-winning chef and owner of Frances and Octavia in San Francisco. Frances received it’s first Michelin star in …

Company News

Pared raises $10M Series A funding led by CRV

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We are thrilled to announce that Pared has raised our $10 million Series A round led by CRV with participation from our seed round investors Uncork …

Case Studies

Case Study: Spice Kit – How a Restaurant Decreased Labor Cost by 11%

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Spice Kit, an Asian fast-casual chain, decreased labor cost by 11% from 27% of sales in 2015 to 24.3% of sales in 2016 using Pared at their San …

Founders Corner

What Startup Founders Could Learn from Restaurateurs

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I’ve always felt a kinship with restaurant owners. It’s hard not to respect people who pour their blood, sweat and tears into starting and running a …

Company News

Get Pared Today: New Video

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A picture (or video in this case) is worth a thousand words. We know that restaurateurs are very busy people so we put together this simple …