Launches Beta Service, Aims to End 30% Commission Fees for Restaurants

With delivery and to-go orders essential to most restaurants’ businesses right now, the last few months have seen an influx of tech services that promise to alleviate some of those restaurants’ reliance on third party delivery. The latest is, a San Diego, Calif.-based company that today launched the beta version of its delivery platform. The […]

Food service groups offer local alternatives to major delivery apps

Adam Fry had just started exploring third-party delivery services when the coronavirus pandemic upended the business model for his bar in northwest Washington, D.C. Ivy and Coney, a dive bar known for its Detroit and Chicago-style hot dogs, started leaning more heavily on popular delivery app Grubhub once its regular patrons couldn’t safely visit in […]

ShiftPixy Partners with Big Association, Readies Native Delivery Push

ShiftPixy has been working toward a hybrid native-gig delivery model for some time now, but a big new partnership gets the staffing platform one step closer. The company’s overall aim is to bring efficiency to the part-time labor market by taking over the overhead of insurance. As CEO Scott Absher explains, that’s especially helpful when […]


For most restaurants, third-party delivery has become an inescapable reality amid the coronavirus pandemic and changing consumer habits.  While platforms such as Grubhub, Uber Eats and DoorDash have helped many restaurants stay afloat, operators still bridle at delivery commissions as high as 30% per order. Meanwhile, the services themselves remain unprofitable, even as revenues skyrocket.  That has […]

Restaurant Delivery Programs Go Native

Native delivery has emerged as one of the biggest themes of the year, said Food On Demand Editor Tom Kaiser, as restaurant operators seek to improve the economics of delivery and maintain more control over the experience. “The economics of third-party delivery are much different when it’s 10 or maybe 20 percent of your restaurant’s […]

Chowbus CEO: Building A Food-Delivery Platform For Mom-And-Pop Restaurants

The difficulties restaurants face with big delivery platforms like Grubhub or Uber Eats have been extensively cataloged. Critics claim the platforms take too big a bite out of restaurants’ revenues, diminish restaurateurs’ abilities to develop direct relationships with customers and create logistical headaches as they come in to make pick-ups. And for small restaurants — those with a single […]

Here’s why one local BBQ restaurant launched its own delivery service

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted restaurants across the Miami Valley and throughout the country to find creative ways to survive during what may be the worst climate for restaurant owners since the Great Depression. The founders of Company 7 BBQ at 1001 S. Main St. in Englewood have come up with an idea to help […]

Just Salad Pilots Residential Delivery Hubs for WFH Era

Just Salad, the green-minded greens concept based in New York, is embracing residential delivery with a new model that makes self-delivery more efficient for staff and exceptionally convenient for customers. The company is partnering with residential building managers to install building-specific, digital-delivery-only outlets dubbed “The Hub.” Founder and CEO Nick Kenner said things are getting […]

Five Star Food Express is Joining the Network

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —, a leading destination for online ordering today announced that Five Star Food Express has joined the network. Five Star Food Express, which serves several cities in Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, and Utah, will now be available exclusively through the website and app. The current Five Star Food Express management and teams will remain […]

How food delivery upstarts are fighting the tyranny of Grubhub

“The pandemic really just crushed us,” says Sean Li, cofounder of CaterCow, a platform that partners with restaurants to deliver big batch buffet-like food options primarily to offices and event spaces across eight major U.S. cities. When most nonessential businesses shut their doors in mid-March and people started working from their living rooms, Li says he […]