This Seattle Restaurant Has Dropped DoorDash and Hired Its Own Delivery Drivers

For months, restaurants and customers have been complaining about high fees instituted in Seattle by food delivery apps like DoorDash and GrubHub after a City Council ordinance raised driver pay. There’s now an intense debate among politicians, business owners, and workers about whether the law should be repealed or tweaked in order to bring those fees down, but one …

DoorDash and Uber fed up with Seattle council standstill on food delivery driver pay

DoorDash and Uber are chomping at the bit for regulatory action in Seattle. The tech giants have been lobbying lawmakers for six months to address a controversial minimum pay law for food delivery drivers that went into effect in January. Seattle City Council President Sara Nelson in April introduced a bill that would lower the minimum wage …

Integrations Provider UrbanPiper Has Landed in the U.S. What’s Next?

UrbanPiper Chief of Growth Manav Gupta jumps on a call at 7 p.m. his time in India to accommodate a 10.5-hour time difference. “Oh this isn’t too late,” he said cheerfully to start our interview. It is evident that he has steered his company through pivots and expansion by working odd hours. Ten years ago …

Company linked to Travis Kalanick brings bulk restaurant delivery to LA

A restaurant delivery business linked to CloudKitchens CEO Travis Kalanick has set up shop in Los Angeles, promising batched deliveries from multiple restaurants with no fees or tips.  LA-based Picnic refers to itself as a “digital food court” for office workers and apartment dwellers. According to its website, customers can use Picnic to order from …

Cedar Rapids-based DoorDash competitor to launch within next three months

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – In an effort to bring money back to local restaurants, Cedar Rapids businesses are collaborating to start an area-based food delivery app. The app is called Loco, it will serve as a locally-owned Doordash, with the goal of taking a smaller commission from restaurants and lowering delivery fees. According to …

DoorDash and Deliveroo Acquisition Talks Ended on Valuation Disagreement

A potential combination of meal delivery companies Doordash and Deliveroo was reportedly discussed but rejected in May. Doordash approached Deliveroo about acquiring that company at that time, but talks between the two firms ended when they couldn’t agree on a valuation, Reuters reported Tuesday (June 25). There are no talks going on now, according to the report. The online food delivery …

Exclusive: Doordash held talks with UK’s Deliveroo on takeover, sources say

LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) – U.S. meal delivery group Doordash (DASH.O), opens new tab flagged an interest in a takeover of Britain’s Deliveroo (ROO.L), opens new tab last month, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. San Francisco-based Doordash made the approach to Deliveroo, but talks ended after disagreement on valuation, said one of the people, speaking on …

American Express is acquiring Tock from Squarespace for $400M

American Express is acquiring reservations provider Tock for $400 million as the credit card company looks to deepen its ties to the restaurant industry. Tock is currently owned by website builder Squarespace, which acquired the company for $400 million in 2021. The deal will give Amex another tool to offer restaurants while also expanding the number of …

Stoners are big fans of DoorDash and Little Caesars, data shows

Potheads are driving an inordinate amount of business to food delivery apps and fast-food restaurants. That’s according to data out this week from consumer insights firm Numerator, which shows that people who use pot are far more likely to visit limited-service restaurants and use food delivery services like DoorDash and Uber Eats than non-users. The results are …

Amazon adds Grubhub restaurant delivery to platform

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: The additional benefit of ongoing Grubhub+ attached to Prime membership means over 175 million Amazon Prime subscribers have access to Grubhub’s premium membership benefits, while also adding a new channel for orders, which could help grow the delivery firm’s market share. As of March, Gruhbub held about 8% of the food delivery market share in …