Vromo Officially Integrates with Toast

Vromo, a delivery management system for restaurants, has announced the launch of its integration on the Toast point-of-sale platform. Vromo said this new integration will strengthen delivery capabilities for thousands of restaurants in the U.S. In its official announcement of the news, Vromo said this integration will enable restaurants to scale their delivery operations in …

Empower Delivery Encourages Restaurants to Go All-in on Delivery

Two big names in delivery have teamed up to bring independent restaurants and ghost kitchens a solution that could dramatically improve the economics of their delivery programs. But as restaurant executive Meredith Sandland and ClusterTruck founder Chris Baggott explain, this holy grail of profitable delivery requires restaurants to go all in with their own driver …

‘Late Empire Sort of Stuff’: Wonder Faces Backlash Over Environmental Impact of Vans

By and large, the residents of the northern New Jersey suburbs where Wonder delivers agree that the well-funded startup’s food tastes great. What they can’t agree on is whether having hundreds of Mercedes diesel vans idling curbside each night while Wonder employees prep meals is a good idea at a time when most experts agree climate change is fast …

Cartwheel Expands Partner Network to Power Hyper-Local Delivery Offerings Nationwide

LOS ANGELES —  Cartwheel, the on-demand delivery management platform for restaurants, couriers, and beyond, today announced new and expanded partnerships with Omnicart and Olo that provide local delivery service providers (DSPs) and restaurant delivery services (RDS) with technology and tools to power their businesses. A new partnership with marketplace and operations tech provider Omnicart enables DSP and …

Cartwheel Continues Partnership Spree with Omnicart

Cartwheel and Omnicart completed an integration to bring driver management logistics tools into Omnicart’s delivery operating system. Cartwheel announced the integration as part of a string of new connections for the platform that allows for hybrid and self-delivery. As Food On Demand previously covered, the company has recently connected with Square, ChowNow, Nash, RMDA, and deepened …

LoCo Helps Restaurants Create Their Own, Cheaper Delivery Networks

It’s a throwback to the earliest days of delivery: what if restaurants banded together and created their own delivery service to avoid the costs of third-party delivery apps? After a few ups and downs, LoCo Co-Ops is doing exactly that in markets across the country, with plans to enter Chicago in the coming months. LoCo …

Uber and Lyft Drivers’ Complaints Are a Startup Opportunity

(Bloomberg) — A number of upstart ride-hailing apps are taking on Uber and Lyft with the promise of treating drivers better. Among them are Dallas-based Alto, which hires drivers as employees and gives annual compensation. Empower, based in McLean, Virginia, and Wridz in Austin, Texas give 100% of cab fares to the driver. The Drivers …

Cartwheel expands partner network with Omnicart and Olo

It’s a big day for all the local delivery businesses out there: today, we announce our brand-new partnership with Omnicart, a SaaS platform and delivery operating system, and an extended partnership with Olo, bringing hyper-local delivery functionality to more than 600 brands. The partnership with Omnicart enables delivery service providers (DSP) and restaurant delivery services …

Chomp to end delivery services in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Chomp is terminating its food delivery services in Cedar Rapids on August 15. In a note to restaurants, the locally owned company said its delivery services have been “highly successful” in Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty, but it has not seen the same success in Cedar Rapids. Chomp was …