Inhousedelivery.com Launches Beta Service, Aims to End 30% Commission Fees for Restaurants

With delivery and to-go orders essential to most restaurants’ businesses right now, the last few months have seen an influx of tech services that promise to alleviate some of those restaurants’ reliance on third party delivery. The latest is inhousedelivery.com, a San Diego, Calif.-based company that today launched the beta version of its delivery platform. The […]

Food service groups offer local alternatives to major delivery apps

Adam Fry had just started exploring third-party delivery services when the coronavirus pandemic upended the business model for his bar in northwest Washington, D.C. Ivy and Coney, a dive bar known for its Detroit and Chicago-style hot dogs, started leaning more heavily on popular delivery app Grubhub once its regular patrons couldn’t safely visit in […]

ShiftPixy Partners with Big Association, Readies Native Delivery Push

ShiftPixy has been working toward a hybrid native-gig delivery model for some time now, but a big new partnership gets the staffing platform one step closer. The company’s overall aim is to bring efficiency to the part-time labor market by taking over the overhead of insurance. As CEO Scott Absher explains, that’s especially helpful when […]

Labor department considers new independent contractor definition, could be used to federally challenge AB 5

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is revising its interpretation of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which could open the door for federal challenges to Assembly Bill (AB) 5. “Once finalized, it will make it easier to identify employees covered by the Act, while respecting the decision other workers make […]

Food deliveries booming in pandemic while other parts of ‘gig economy’ not in demand

Just like other sectors of the workforce, the “gig economy” hasn’t been able to navigate the coronavirus pandemic unscathed — but some independent contractors are far more in demand than others. Unlike a traditional job that pays a salary and benefits, gig workers are paid by the job — or the “gig” — and leverage […]

Restaurant Delivery Programs Go Native

Native delivery has emerged as one of the biggest themes of the year, said Food On Demand Editor Tom Kaiser, as restaurant operators seek to improve the economics of delivery and maintain more control over the experience. “The economics of third-party delivery are much different when it’s 10 or maybe 20 percent of your restaurant’s […]

Why Uber’s business model is doomed

Having threatened to pull out of California completely, Uber and Lyft recently won a temporary reprieve from orders to reclassify their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. The companies argued they could not come up with a plan for doing so overnight, even though more than two years have passed since California’s supreme court ordered them […]

UberEats could be underpaying delivery drivers on 30% of trips, according to a programmer who reportedly built a tool that found the app was lowballing the miles that drivers traveled

An Uber Eats driver claimed he collected data showing that the company has been consistently underpaying drivers, Salon reported Thursday. The driver, who is also a computer programmer, built a tool for drivers to track their trips and determine if the company was paying them fairly, and found that Uber wasn’t paying them for an average of […]

Waitr CEO Dishes On The Future Of Foodservice Delivery, Including Further Consolidation

Waitr did something in Q2 that few foodservice delivery companies have ever done.   It turned a profit.   The Louisiana-based company, which counts over 2 million active diners, reported net income for the second quarter of $10.7 million, versus a loss of $24.9 million during the same period last year.    Waitr’s results come after a tumultuous […]

Food delivery service app Bite Squad grows Orlando presence with new jobs

A Minneapolis-based food delivery service is ramping up its growth in Orlando with lots of new jobs. Bite Squad plans to hire more than 200 contract drivers in the metro area. That comes as restaurants have seen an increase in take-out and delivery orders due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “These positions not only will help […]