On the rebound, ezCater touts power of food to entice workers back

The catering startup ezCater had a rough start to the pandemic, laying off hundreds of employees. Now amid a quicker rebound than expected, the Boston company has launched its first TV advertisement hoping to capitalize on the momentum. With cases still low relative to months ago, and vaccination rates high in many large metro areas, …

Food Delivery Is Thriving Across Tampa Bay, But Restaurants Aren’t Sold

The early months of the pandemic were tough for restaurants, so to stay in business, many turned to delivery. But convenience comes at a price. Thanks to services like DoorDash and Uber Eats, just about any restaurant food can now be delivered to your door. But while delivery snowballed in popularity during the pandemic, those …

The Ultimate Guide To Restaurant Online Ordering Systems – Jan 2019

Consumers appreciate speed and convenience. Today, a whopping 79% of Millennials order food online through one of various restaurant online ordering systems. In our interconnected world, restaurants must leverage online ordering to stay competitive. But, how do you set up an online ordering system? Should you work with 3rd party delivery partners? And what does all of this cost? …

Just Eat Takeaway faces pressure from top shareholders

Just eat Takeaway.com Is one of Europe’s largest food delivery companies with a market value of $ 17.8 billion. However, one shareholder believes that Grubhub owners should be more valuable. “JET’s terribly flawed communications have become the worst performing online food delivery stock in the last two years, despite its strong operational track record,” Catlock Capital …

Same-day delivery apps need more than speed to survive post-pandemic

We have entered a whole new era of e-commerce centered on speed and convenience. Business leaders are being forced to prioritize delivery capabilities and push for more accelerated delivery services. “Fast/reliable delivery” was the most important online shopping attribute among the more than 8,500 consumers queried for PwC’s June 2021 Global Consumer Insights Pulse Survey, making …

Uber Eats driver shortage leads to widespread food waste and staff abuse

Restaurateur Jason Chang is caught between a tech giant and dissatisfied customers and his staff are copping abuse as a result. The owner of Calia at Melbourne Emporium says “pandemic rage” is exacerbated by online platforms and causing hungry customers to vent their frustrations while oblivious to the human impact. In recent months, a driver shortage …

Uber to buy a company that makes software to manage shipping for $2.25 billion

Uber Freight, the rideshare company’s trucking division, said Thursday it’s acquiring Transplace in a deal that values the transportation logistics company at $2.25 billion. Uber Freight will acquire Transplace from TPG Capital, the private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG. The deal consists of up to $750 million in common stock of Uber and …

New local restaurant delivery service, Loco Tampa Bay, provides an alternative to Uber Eats

Loco Tampa Bay is a restaurant delivery service hoping to connect residents with restaurants they love. High commissions from the likes of Uber Eats often put a slight hurt on small business owners, this new service hopes to give some power back to our favorite local restaurants. Here’s the official announcement from LoCo Tampa Bay: …

Costco pilots same-day delivery with Uber

Dive Brief: Costco is piloting same-day grocery delivery through Uber from 25 Texas stores in Dallas, Austin and Houston, according to an announcement from the delivery firm. The deal marks Uber’s first test run with a U.S. food wholesaler. In the coming weeks, seven more Costco stores will begin offering delivery through the Uber and Uber Eats …

Delivery Co-ops Offer Growing Alternative to National Gig Delivery Services

When the pandemic-induced economic shutdown hit the United States in March 2020, among the hardest hit businesses were restaurants. A National Restaurant Association report published last January estimated that 110,000 establishments had closed at least temporarily—and many permanently. That’s one in six restaurants nationwide. An estimated 2.5 million jobs were lost. To survive amid shutdown orders and …