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Norway, Oslo: TotalCtrl, a Founder Institute Oslo portfolio company, today announced a partnership with one of the most seasoned and respected restaurateurs in South Africa, Aki Hadjipetros, to optimize restaurant operations. Aki’s Barazza Restaurant in Bryanston will trial TotalCtrl’s kitchen inventory solution for 6 months, beginning July 2021. 

The partnership is a result of industry requests to make restaurants more efficient and help restaurant owners focus on their recipes and concepts instead of tedious admin tasks. Aki Hadjipetros, CEO at Barazza Restaurant, said in a statement,

TotalCtrl’s proven track record in Europe and the easy-to-use solution is impressive, and we believe that there is a fit for this in South Africa as well. We are honored to be part of revolutionizing the hospitality industry and can’t wait to get started.

About Aki Hadjipetros: Aki Hadjipetros has over 20 years’ experience in the restaurant industry, and you may know him from Licorice or recall his signature Sandton restaurant – 8 at Michelangelo Towers, one of Joburg’s top restaurants.

Together with co-owner Shawn, Aki founded Barazza, Bryanston's brand-new eatery and tapas bar in 2019. For more information, visit 

About TotalCtrl: TotalCtrl is a kitchen inventory management tool that helps mid-market hotel and restaurant chains to optimize their planning, purchase and use of food inventory by providing data-driven insights that enables quick decision-making. For more information, visit


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