Irish start-up Vromo raises $8m to expand food delivery tech globally

Previously known as WeBringg, Vromo has tech partnerships with big players in the business including Olo, Doordash and Deliveroo. Food delivery SaaS start-up Vromo has raised $8m in Series A funding led by Dutch VC firm No Such Ventures. The Dublin-based company, which recently bagged big partnership deals in the US with Jack Dorsey’s payments giant Square …

Goodbye Grubhub? These N.J. restaurants built their own delivery service.

For New Jersey’s pandemic-ravaged restaurant industry, it’s been one crisis after another. Mandatory shutdowns and capacity caps, staff shortages and supply-chain breakdowns — not to mention unsympathetic customers — have all crippled already razor-thin profit margins. Now, some restaurant owners say the latest threats to their livelihoods are third-party delivery companies like DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats. The services …

Owner.com serves up $10.7M so that independent restaurants can get cooking

Independent restaurants don’t typically have the luxury to create their own online food ordering and delivery capabilities or negotiate for lower rates from legacy ordering platforms like the large restaurant chains do. Here’s where Owner.com comes in. The Palo Alto-based company provides a free online ordering, delivery and marketing platform for independent restaurants that puts them on …

What is the future of restaurant delivery?

“This is a disrespectful approach.”   Those are the words of Adir Michaeli, the owner of New York City­’s Michaeli Bakery who is suing Grubhub, Uber Eats and DoorDash for charging above the mandated 20% delivery fee cap set by the New York City Council in 2020. Michaeli cites in the suit that he was routinely …

Waitr: Pivoting to payments

The small third-party delivery provider has always been content to zig where larger competitors like Uber Eats and DoorDash have zagged. It is continuing to do that in earnest by expanding its business to include payment processing, executives revealed on Waitr’s second quarter earnings call Monday.  That move will be jump-started by the acquisition of three companies that process payments for merchants—ProMerchant, Cape Cod Merchant Services and Flow …

Local food delivery companies say Google devastated their business

Say you live in Asheville, North Carolina (like I do), and you get a hankering for some of the city’s beloved BBQ. You might start with a Google search, which provides plenty of options. Clicking on a specific BBQ joint brings up a box with handy information such as a star rating, the address, business …

Lunchbox Acquires Online Restaurant Marketplace Spread

Online ordering platform Lunchbox announced today it has acquired Spread, an online marketplace that aims to offer both restaurants and customers an alternative to Grubhub, DoorDash, and other major third-party delivery services. Lunchbox’s online ordering software will power the transactions, while Spread will handle the deliveries. Pickup options will also be available for customers. NYC-based delivery marketplace Spread …

Food Delivery Is Thriving Across Tampa Bay, But Restaurants Aren’t Sold

The early months of the pandemic were tough for restaurants, so to stay in business, many turned to delivery. But convenience comes at a price. Thanks to services like DoorDash and Uber Eats, just about any restaurant food can now be delivered to your door. But while delivery snowballed in popularity during the pandemic, those …

The Ultimate Guide To Restaurant Online Ordering Systems – Jan 2019

Consumers appreciate speed and convenience. Today, a whopping 79% of Millennials order food online through one of various restaurant online ordering systems. In our interconnected world, restaurants must leverage online ordering to stay competitive. But, how do you set up an online ordering system? Should you work with 3rd party delivery partners? And what does all of this cost? …