Vroom Delivery Offers First Convenience-Focused Third-Party Delivery Program

Lou Perrine’s Gas and Grocery, FavTrip, Stop and Go Mini Mart, The Growler Guys and H&S Power Market will be the first to offer delivery through Vroom Delivery’s new convenience-focused third-party fulfillment program, serviced by the DoorDash network. Several additional retailers on the Vroom Platform are expected to roll out the program within the next month. While …

Vroom Delivery Announces First Round of C-store Retailer Partners for New Third-Party Delivery Program

CHICAGO — Vroom Delivery is adding Lou Perrine’s Gas and Grocery, FavTrip, Stop and Go Mini Mart & The Growler Guys, and H&S Power Market to its new convenience-focused third-party fulfillment program, serviced by the DoorDash network. Through the platform, orders are processed via Vroom and not a third-party marketplace, giving retailers the ability to market their own …

UberEats launches pay-at-table and ordering feature for restaurants

UberEats has launched a feature allowing users to order and pay for meals while eating at restaurants through its app. The Dine-In tool is now available in the UK ahead of outdoor hospitality in England reopening on 12 April. It means customers visiting a restaurant can scan a QR code to browse the menu, order …

Sodexo and Uber Eats sign a global partnership agreement. Sodexo meal card holders will be able to easily pay for their meals and have them delivered via the Uber Eats app. Kick-off in France!

The global partnership between Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Life services, and Uber Eats, the leader in meal delivery, is just launched in France and will be extended to other European countries and Latin America in the coming months. In France, Sodexo Pass Restaurant card holders will now be able to have meal …

Waitbusters Expands Its Delivery Options Through Integration With DoorDash Drive

Waitbusters, LLC announced today that they have now augmented their Delivery As a Service operation to include an integration with DoorDash Drive. This is an expansion to their delivery fleet that already includes Postmates. By including a fleet of delivery drivers, or Delivery As a Service (DAAS) as they refer to it, Waitbusters gave restaurants …

Restaurant owners to launch local food delivery service to compete with DoorDash, Postmates

Take out services like DoorDash and Postmates will have some new competition next month. Restaurant owners in Las Vegas are coming together to launch their own food service delivery platform.   They are challenging big app-based platforms because of growing frustrations over fees during the pandemic and they plan to have it ready in April.  “We’re nervous but I think the timing …

DoorDash-Olo Lawsuit Draws Attention To Restaurant Delivery Economics

Restaurant aggregator and delivery service DoorDash is suing digital ordering solutions provider Olo for allegedly overcharging the company by millions of dollars over several years, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday (March 31). “Olo had been charging DoorDash fees that were greater than it was charging comparable delivery platform providers,” states a memorandum that DoorDash filed with New York’s Supreme Court on Tuesday (March 30). “For …

Can Olo Eat the Restaurant Market?

Olo (NYSE:OLO), whose name is short for online ordering, went public last week, quickly topping a $4 billion valuation. The platform is designed to help restaurants customize and manage their entire digital ordering process. But despite seeing massive adoption due to the pandemic, Olo still appears to be in its infancy. Let’s take a look at why its …

COVID PULLED OLO INTO THE FUTURE, AND IT WANTS TO BRING RESTAURANTS ALONG

More than 15 years after its founding, online-ordering company Olo ticked off a major milestone on Wednesday when it began trading shares on the public market. It is just the latest in a line of milestones for the company and its founder and CEO, Noah Glass. On Wednesday afternoon, with some prodding from a Restaurant Business reporter, he …

What Olo’s $450M IPO means for the restaurant industry

Scott Kessler was first struck by Olo’s potential when his daughter had a craving for Chick-fil-A during the pandemic. He and his wife wanted something else for dinner so they ended up making online orders at Chipotle and Shake Shack as well.  When he went to pick up the meals, things didn’t go smoothly. Chipotle …