Order with Google For Food Delivery Going Away End Of June

Google looks like it will discontinue the direct ordering option with the Order with Google button by the end of June 2024. This will impact third-party food delivery sites, such as DoorDash, GrubHub and Uber Eats. UPDATE: I was wrong, the order button is not going away – what is going away is the merchant …

ItsaCheckmate rebrands, acquires AI voice provider VoiceBite

The order integration company has expanded into an all-around digital ordering supplier and now goes by just Checkmate. VoiceBite uses AI to take orders over the phone and, soon, the drive-thru. | Image courtesy of Checkmate Restaurant tech supplier ItsaCheckmate has a new name, a new look and a new product. The company now known …

Operators predict continued catering boom

Return-to-office is increasing demand for business catering as employers use meal plans to draw workers in-person, according to a survey from ezCater. Dive Brief: Dive Insight: Offering food through an employer-provided meal program can help a restaurant reach new customers. About 47% of people who had a restaurant meal through an employer ended up ordering from …

Uber shares tumble as weaker ride-share demand hurts Q2 forecast

forecast gross bookings below Wall Street expectations, sending its shares down 9% and putting the ride-share and food delivery company on course to shed more than $10 billion in market value. Uber’s disappointing forecast was in sharp contrast to an upbeat guidance late on Tuesday from smaller rival Lyft, which lifted its shares up 8%. …

Uber and Instacart Team Up on Restaurant Deliveries, Challenging DoorDash

(Bloomberg) — Instacart is partnering with Uber Technologies Inc. to offer restaurant delivery through the Instacart app — taking on the top US food delivery app, DoorDash Inc. Instacart users in the US will be able to order from hundreds of thousands of restaurants using an Uber Eats interface that will become available within the …

Instacart Brings Groceries and Restaurant Food Together With Uber Eats Deal

Instacart has teamed with Uber to offer its customers restaurant deliveries via Uber Eats. The collaboration, announced Tuesday (May 7) and due to roll out in the weeks ahead, lets Instacart customers order from a wide range of restaurants using a new “Restaurants” tab on the company’s app.  “Through this partnership, Instacart customers now have access to both the best online …

Instacart to offer restaurant delivery from Uber Eats

Users of the Instacart grocery app will soon be able to order Uber Eats while they browse for groceries. The two delivery services are partnering to embed Uber Eats delivery into the Instacart app, allowing customers to get groceries for the week and dinner for the night all in one place. The arrangement will give …

Olo Announces First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Olo Inc. (NYSE:OLO) (“Olo” or the “Company”), a leading open SaaS platform for restaurants, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. “In Q1, we got off to a great start in delivering on our 2024 financial targets, including 27% year-over-year revenue growth and non-GAAP operating margin expansion to …

How DoorDash is Growing by Advancing its ‘Local Commerce’ Mission

When DoorDash launched in 2013, it was all about restaurant delivery. Now, in addition to dinner from the local taco joint, you can order garden mulch from Lowe’s, mascara from Sephora and tequila for some margaritas to spice up Taco Tuesday, all in the same app. In fact, DoorDash’s reach has expanded so much in the past decade …

Uber And Instacart Team Up. Rival DoorDash Stock Falls

Uber (UBER) said Tuesday that it will team up with Instacart (CART) to add restaurant meals to Instacart’s grocery delivery app. In early trading, the announcement played as good news for Instacart stock but bad news for rival DoorDash (DASH), while Uber stock traded sideways. Uber said Instacart customers will soon be able to order restaurant meals through the Instacart …