Level Up

Building Scalability into their Order Ahead Feature

Project Type
Foundational Software


LevelUp helps merchants own the shift to mobile by powering mobile-payment optimized loyalty programs, enabling their customers to order and pay for their purchase and accrue/redeem rewards with a single scan or tap. LevelUp (now owned by GrubHub) is currently active in over 14,000 merchant locations and used by 4 million users.

Process Automation Software

Previous to this project, LevelUp was running manual scripts to receive restaurant menu and merchant information from their providers. LevelUp was building a new back-end system to integrate with online ordering providers, but needed to stand up a Ruby on Rails app to handle the automation and scheduling of these jobs.

Back-End Integrations

Gnar was hired to build Ruby on Rails back-end integrations with LevelUp online ordering partners. The integrations involved importing restaurant menu data and enabling placement of food orders via LevelUp’s Order Ahead feature.

Gnar fit right into our team’s flow. They really are members of the team, not only contributing code but participating in reviews and weekly standups. They’ve helped to mentor some of our engineers and are willing to match our team’s code style and approach. Nick Network Team Lead, LevelUp