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 …

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 …

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 …

The Siren Call of Self Delivery

Self-delivery remains a tricky concept for the majority of restaurant operators. Many, especially independents, are reluctant to hire drivers, deal with the overhead and manage the technology layer necessary to give consumers what they’re used to from ecommerce. It was something we admittedly glossed over in our February exploration of the delivery balance sheet. For much …

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 …

Delivery Co-op application supports delivery drivers and local restaurants

The food delivery app gives drivers guaranteed pay and benefits and supports local restaurants. While dashing for door dash, Holly Yessan noticed she wasn’t making a lot of money because orders aren’t guaranteed. She then decided to downloaded Delivery Co-op. Unlike third party delivery services like doordash and uber, drivers can deliver full time with …

Las Vegas restaurant owners team up to compete against major delivery services

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Some restaurants in the Las Vegas valley hit hard by the pandemic plan to go head-to-head with the likes of GrubHub, DoorDash and Uber Eats. This service will be called the Loco Co-Op. Rather than using other third-party apps for food delivery, these restaurants will be providing their own. “The platform will …

Foodhub looks to raise £100m for acquisition drive

UK-based takeaway delivery app Foodhub is hoping to raise £100 million in private equity funding to drive its global expansion and grow through acquisitions. The Stoke-on-Trent company has already expanded across numerous continents through acquisitions, including the USA, Mexico, New Zealand and, most recently, Australia. Founded in 2017, Foodhub has rapidly emerged as a genuine …

FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE SPREAD IS A RESTAURANT-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE TO SEAMLESS, GRUBHUB & DOORDASH

Food delivery apps were already taking off when the coronavirus pandemic began in early 2020 but cities full of people forced to stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19 pushed business for the likes of Seamless, DoorDash and Grubhub into the stratosphere. They—and apps like them—were, for some restaurants, the only way to stay even partially afloat without actual …