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 …

TECH ROUNDUP: NOT ENOUGH DELIVERY DRIVERS

As restaurants struggle to find enough workers, food delivery companies are having hiring issues of their own. Growing demand for delivery over the past year combined with renewed hiring in other sectors is putting pressure on companies such as Uber Eats to keep enough people driving. “As more people are vaccinated, demand from customers has increased. We’re working …

Panera, a self-delivery pioneer, shutters its channel

Dive Brief: Panera has ended its pioneering self-delivery program that it launched in 2016, Restaurant Business reports. The fast casual chain told the publication it began phasing out its channel during the pandemic even as delivery sales grew materially. Panera did not respond to requests for comment by press time.  Chris Correnti, SVP of off-premise channels, said …

Menulog announces pivot towards ‘employment model’ for all couriers within coming years

Menulog says it is moving away from the controversial independent contractor model favoured by its gig economy rivals and wants to have all its couriers employed by the company within a “few years’ time”. In a move designed to differentiate itself from rivals such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo, Menulog’s managing director, Morten Belling, said on …

Uber and Lyft throw cash at drivers as they ditch the apps for food delivery

Throughout most of 2020, Uber and Lyft drivers didn’t have much work due to a pandemic that kept most people at home. But as countries ramp up vaccination efforts and people start doing things outdoors again in 2021, those ride-hailing companies are optimistic about a return to business as almost usual. Problem is, many of the drivers who power those …

Rewards for users but not for Dashers as DoorDash issues credit card

Doordash’s new credit card could help it ride out the end of the pandemic slump as its riders increasingly attempt to trick the app to give them better fares. The news comes after a year that saw Doordash become one of the big winners from the Covid-19 crisis. With lockdowns forcing people to stay at …

DOORDASH SAYS DELIVERY FEE CAPS ARE HURTING ORDER VOLUMES

DoorDash said Wednesday that limits on the fees it charges restaurants are hurting order volumes because it has forced the company to raise prices for consumers. In a blog post, the delivery provider reported that order volumes in March fell 7% in Philadelphia, 4% in St. Louis and 4% in Westchester County, N.Y., as a result of …

DoorDash Plans To Launch Its Own Credit Card

DoorDash, the largest food delivery company in the U.S., plans to offer its own rewards credit card to users, the Wall Street Journal recently reported. The San Francisco-based company hasn’t chosen an issuer yet, but it is exploring offers from at least 10 large banks, including J.P. Morgan. DoorDash is currently winning the pandemic-induced food delivery war, …

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 …