Cantaloupe Inc Acquires CHEQ


Cantaloupe Acquires CHEQ, a Company Revolutionizing the Sports & Entertainment Fan Experience, Expanding Reach into Stadiums, Venues, Festivals and More

Enterprise-grade POS and Mobile-First Ordering Platform Transforming the Way Fans Shop, Order and Pay

MALVERN, Pa. – Cantaloupe, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end technology solutions for self-service commerce, announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Cheq Lifestyle Technology, Inc. (“CHEQ”). This strategic investment positions Cantaloupe for expansion into the large and rapidly growing sports, entertainment, and restaurant sectors with a comprehensive suite of self-service solutions.

By leveraging mobile ordering, socially connected payments, real-time reporting, and remote support, CHEQ empowers customers to streamline venue operations, increase efficiency, and boost revenue.

“The acquisition of CHEQ expands Cantaloupe’s addressable market into a new and rapidly growing sector,” said Ravi Venkatesan, CEO of Cantaloupe, Inc. “There is tremendous synergy between both of our product lines and solutions that will grow our footprint across our combined customer base.  We are excited to welcome the CHEQ team to the Cantaloupe family.”

Founded in 2021, CHEQ powers payments for numerous professional sports teams, entertainment venues and festival operators including the Washington Commanders (NFL), Florida Panthers (NHL), Philadelphia Union (MLS), Miami Marlins (MLB), CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore (Oak View Group) and Loud & Live (Festivals). CHEQ technology increases food and beverage sales, speeds up transaction times and drives new customer traffic and engagement.  

“We are thrilled with the success we’ve seen since implementing CHEQ’s solutions at Amerant Bank Arena,” said Florida Panthers Chief Revenue Officer Shawn Thornton. “CHEQ’s suite of payment options has enhanced the food and beverage experience for our fans and increased our backend operational efficiency.”

Acquisition Highlights:

  • Expands Cantaloupe’s addressable market into solutions for sport stadiums, entertainment venues, festivals, hospitality, theme parks, full-service & fast-casual restaurants and more.
  • Provides a comprehensive line of offerings including:
    • Enterprise-grade POS platform: real-time reporting, remote support, and back- end analytics for high-volume venues and complex transactions.
    • Omnichannel Solution: mobile payments (native app, QR codes, NFC, in-seat delivery, pick up with live wait times), POS kiosks and handheld devices.
    • Socially Connected: enables real-time gifting and fosters a sense of community, enhancing fan engagement.
    • Team and Venue Customizations: including key integrations with leading loyalty and team mobile applications.

“We are looking forward to joining Cantaloupe and continuing our mission of delighting guests with a best-in-class on-premise payments experience. Joining forces will allow us to bring their market-leading innovation to our current customer base, and to expand our technology offering through Cantaloupe’s national and international distribution network,” said Thomas Lapham, CEO of CHEQ.

About Cantaloupe Inc.

Cantaloupe, Inc. is a global technology leader powering self-service commerce. With over a million active locations, processing more than a billion transactions every year, Cantaloupe is enabling businesses of all sizes to provide self-service experiences for consumers. The company’s vertically integrated solutions fuel growth by offering micro-payments processing, enterprise cloud software, IoT technology, as well as kiosk and POS innovations. Cantaloupe’s end-to-end platform increases consumer engagement and sales revenue through digital payments, consumer promotions and loyalty programs, while providing business owners increased profitability by leveraging software to drive efficiencies across an entire operation. Cantaloupe’s solutions are used by a variety of consumer services in the U.S., Europe, and Australia including vending machines, micro markets and smart retail, EV charging stations, laundromats, metered parking terminals, amusement and entertainment venues, IoT services and more. To learn more about Cantaloupe, Inc., visit

About CHEQCHEQ is a social payments platform, connecting consumers and businesses to create frictionless in-person experiences. CHEQ’s universal ordering and payment app can be used by any restaurant, café, bar, or stadium to make transactions fun, easy, and worry- free. Users can even send food and drinks directly to their friends from anywhere in the world. CHEQ lets venues retain their unique branding within the application and keep their direct relationships with their guests. Visit