First Watch renewed a multi-year agreement to continue outsourcing all functional IT services and strategic consulting to Datum Corporation, a national technology and consulting company specializing in the multi-unit restaurant industry.
The contract encompasses all of First Watch, Bread & Company and The Good Egg locations across the country and will include future locations as the company continues to expand.
Currently, First Watch is the largest and fastest-growing daytime-only restaurant concept in the U.S. with more than 120 restaurants in 17 states. It also operates 19 The Good Egg restaurants in Arizona and a Bread & Company location in Nashville with aggressive growth plans in place for the remainder of 2015.
“We have been working closely with Datum for several years and, as one of our most trusted partners, we are excited to move forward together and continue opening new locations nationwide,” says Chris Olson, vice president of finance at First Watch.
Datum provides dedicated resources for corporate store and enterprise-level support, as well as strategic planning and road mapping. The restaurants receive fully managed IT services including database modifications, back office system configurations, and menu programming.