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CaterCow vs.
ezCater

If you're looking for a service similar to ezCater but with more curated, vetted restaurants, we'd love to help! At CaterCow, our partners go through a rigorous application process complete with photography before being listed on the website. Couple that with our intimately personal, non-outsourced customer service, and we think you'll quickly notice the difference.
Browse & Order

We see ezCater as our big sister and have a lot of respect for their nationwide scale. Where we see differently is our focus on quality over quantity, curation over scale. At CaterCow, instead of allowing any restaurant to sign up, we go through a process of test deliveries, taking photos of how the food actually arrives (in the delivery packaging), gauging their punctuality and service, picking out the menu items they make well, and making sure the food travels well. When restaurants make it on the website, we're constantly monitoring them to make sure their quality doesn't slip, or else we'll put them on probation before removing them completely. As a result of having vetted restaurants, we also have a more personal relationship with the owners and managers of our caterers. A higher caliber of restaurants also means less customer support issues, but it also means that when inevitably issues do arrive we can dedicate more personal attention to our customers and go above and beyond. Whether you like ordering online as you would on ezCater, or you'd like service a notch up with an account manager, we'd be flattered for you to try us out!

Why use CaterCow instead of ezCater?

Vetted Restaurants

The best vetted restaurants curated for their punctuality, service, and food quality.

Any restaurant who wants to be on the website can.

Bad Restaurants Get Kicked Off

A restaurant may change ownership or get a new manager. If service starts to slip, we put them on probation and if needed kick them off completely. We do our best to fix the root of the problem.

Leave a bad review and get a small credit for your next order, but the restaurant is business as usual.

Realistic Photos

During our vetting process, we'll take high-quality photos of the delivery. Forget fancy plating. We'll show you the sexy plastic containers and aluminum pans. You'll know exactly what's coming.

Hard to know what you're actually getting ahead of time.

Food Delivery Quality Curation

Menus are specifically curated for quality — no tacos from the Italian restaurant, and no fried foods unless it's proven to travel well. If the quality is suffering, we take it down so you can't order it.

Scroll through pages and pages of options, not knowing what's actually good.

Unbiased Search

Menu search results are ranked by reviews and restaurant reliability.

Restaurants who pay ezCater more commission get bumped up in the rankings.

Generous Rewards Program

Opt into our rewards program by emailing suppot@catercow.com and get 5% rewards every time you leave a review. We believe your feedback is super important for not only improving our curation but also for sharing with other customers.

Get 1% to 5% in rewards depending on the restaurant (who, by the way, are covering the cost for these rewards so that they are ranked higher in the search results)

Simple Tax-Exemption Setup

If you’re tax exempt, we’ll ask for your ST-119 (or a comparable) form to keep on file and provide you the tax-exempt discounts for all subsequent orders. Email us at support@catercow.com

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Simple Billing / Invoicing Setup

We’ll make billing simple. We'll send you our W-9, and you can pay by check or ACH if you don't have a credit card. We can bill you at the net-30 terms your finance team requires. Email us at support@catercow.com

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Optional Account Manager

If you order frequently, we know how much work it is to plan out meals. If you would like an account manager, we’d be happy to provide one to take care of menu selection and ordering for a variety of dietary needs.

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Order for your team

Customers switch over to CaterCow from ezCater

We have a love hate relationship with ezCater. Our sales team uses them because they are nationwide, but in our main office we find that restaurants are pretty hit or miss. We ultimately order from the same places frequently, which is ironic considering there are thousands of options on ezCater. We enjoy using CaterCow because there is a higher degree of trust that the order will show up on time, food items are not missing, and that we will get a customer service rep who knows us if something does go wrong. Ordering per person on CaterCow, instead of a la carte, is very helpful and saves times. The photos are also important for us to make a decision when it is a new restaurant. Overall while we use both services, CaterCow is our go-to when it comes to our main office.

Executive assistant

at pharmaceutical company

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