Grubhub’s ‘Free Lunch’ Promo Went Predictably Haywire

The delivery app Grubhub announced last week that it would be providing New Yorkers with “free lunch” between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. Of course, that promotion came with some terms — like that lunch isn’t really “free” but discounted by $15 with the promo code “FREELUNCH,” or that “users will remain responsible for any …

How To Get Customers To Order Directly From Your Restaurant

Third Party Delivery Service Providers are a great way to find new guests. Hungry consumers use these marketplaces as a way to find new restaurants that will deliver to them. They’re easy to use and have all kinds of options. Unfortunately the DSPs control your customer and charge a high percentage to the restaurant. That’s …

Grubhub unveils new meal perk for office workers

Tech Roundup: The Grubhub Pay Card can be used at home or at work. Grubhub is rolling out a new meal perk for office workers as more Americans return to the workplace.  The delivery company’s corporate clients can soon offer their employees a Grubhub Pay Card, which they can use to pay for meals from …

Olo Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Olo Inc. (NYSE:OLO), a leading open SaaS platform for restaurants that enables digital hospitality at every touchpoint, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. “In the first quarter, Olo’s revenue and profitability momentum continued, as we took meaningful strides towards enabling digital hospitality. Our platform supported year-over-year growth …

Olo Announces Appointment of Diego Panama to Chief Revenue Officer and Planned Retirement of Marty Hahnfeld

Olo Inc. (NYSE: OLO), a leading open SaaS platform for restaurants that enables digital hospitality at every touchpoint, today announced the appointment of Diego Panama to Chief Revenue Officer, effective July 5, 2022, and the retirement of Marty Hahnfeld, Chief Customer Officer, effective June 30, 2022. Mr. Panama will assume the roles and responsibilities of …

Toast checks into hotels

Dive Brief: Toast has added Toast for Hotel Restaurants, a product aimed at helping hotel restaurant operators streamline their operations, increase revenue and process room charges directly from the point-of-sale. The suite’s other features include check splitting, automated course firing and dish modification, and provides insights on prep time from the kitchen to dine-in or takeout. …

DoorDash Kitchens Expands to Downtown Brooklyn

Nearly three years after opening its first eponymous ghost kitchen in Redwood City, California, DoorDash opened its latest DoorDash Kitchens facility in downtown Brooklyn with a mix of local, regional and national restaurants.  This new East Coast location is clear evidence DoorDash is scaling up its shared-kitchen offering that allows restaurants to outsource all operations, including cooking, …

Lunchbox unveils new product to simplify restaurant POS systems and integrations with third party platforms

The launch of Lunchbox Rails marks the first step towards a larger partnership ecosystem. Proceeds from Rails signups for the month of May will be donated to the Lunchbox Scholarship Fund. NEW YORK , May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lunchbox, the modern ordering system built to grow online revenue for restaurants, announced today the launch of Lunchbox Rails, the first …

Grubhub’s new corporate card lets employees order food at home or in the office

Dive Brief: Grubhub will offer a corporate pay card that lets employees at companies with a Grubhub Corporate Account to order from partner restaurants on the delivery marketplace that accept credit or debit. Employers can set parameters, such as time or location, on when employees can use the card or choose to give them a weekly or daily …

GRUBHUB IS LAUNCHING A VIRTUAL BRAND

As more restaurants add virtual brands to their kitchens, Grubhub is joining the scrum with a delivery-only concept of its own. MasterChef Table was created in partnership with contestants from the long-running cooking show of the same name. It will offer a menu of familiar foods with a “MasterChef spin,” the company said, though it …