Now you can know if your delivery worker is taste-testing your food order.
That’s the purpose of new sealed bags from local restaurant delivery service Waitr. Seals added on restaurant to-go packaging will keep delivery workers and others honest; if the seal (a sticker with the Waitr logo, as seen up top) is broken, it’s a clue that someone was in your order.
The move comes the same week a US Foods survey found that almost 30 percent of food delivery app workers sample food from an order and even more workers are tempted while transporting food. A strong 85 percent of customers said in that same survey that they wanted “tamper-evident labels” on their orders.
…Waitr, which hires drivers as employees instead of contractors, added the seals to stand out in a crowded field of delivery apps.
The competition in the food delivery space is heating up. Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney said in a earnings call this week, “The price gouging in our industry… I’m concerned that it will dramatically slow the growth of our industry,” calling out competitors for high delivery fees and charges.