DoorDash Completes Caviar Transaction, Has Consolidation Begun?

The first day of November marked the completion of DoorDash’s acquisition of Caviar, the largest in the spate of DoorDash acquisitions the company took on last year. DoorDash and Square, which previously owned Caviar, first announced the $410 million deal in August of 2019. In all, it looks like a good acquisition for the company […]

DoorDash Buys a Rival, Caviar, for $410 Million

… DoorDash is buying Caviar from Square, the payments company, which has owned the service since 2014. Caviar operates in around 15 cities and primarily offers food from upscale restaurants in urban areas. …DoorDash has embarked on a string of fund-raising. In May, the company raised $600 million, lifting its valuation to $12.6 billion. The […]

DoorDash is buying Caviar from Square in a deal worth $410 million

… Square bought Caviar about five years ago in a deal worth about $90 million. Now, Caviar  has found a new home with DoorDash, the on-demand delivery startup that had been under fire for months regarding how it pays its delivery workers. DoorDash is finally starting to do right by its workers by saying it will no longer subsidize wages with tips, […]

DoorDash buys food delivery app Caviar from Square

The food delivery world is getting smaller. DoorDash has agreed to buy rival food delivery platform Caviar from Square for a total of $410 million in cash and stock. Square CEO Jack Dorsey said during a second-quarter earnings call today that the move would allow the company to focus on its core money delivery business. “We have seen a […]

The Future of Food Delivery Just Got Flatter

DoorDash, the delivery service that’s probably brought McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Chipotle to your door, has acquired Caviar, the delivery app that sold itself as the bougier option — where upscale restaurants like i Sodi in NYC, Destroyer in LA, and Duck Duck Goat in Chicago deigned to sell their wares. The sale, worth $410 million in cash […]

DoorDash Acquires Rival Food Delivery Service Caviar For $410 Million

Topline: DoorDash will acquire food delivery rival Caviar for $410 million in cash and preferred stock, DoorDash announced Thursday, further consolidating the competitive delivery market as DoorDash goes up against GrubHub, UberEats and Postmates. DoorDash is purchasing Caviar from payments company Square, which boughtthe company in 2014 for $90 million. Gokul Rajaram, Caviar’s head, will join […]

OpenTable now offers delivery with help from Uber Eats and Grubhub

As of today, you can use OpenTable’s updated iOS app to book dinner reservations or have your food delivered. OpenTable announced that it’s partnering with Uber Eats, Caviar and Grubhub to offer meal delivery from over 8,000 restaurants in 90 cities across the US. While both the Android and iOS apps received updates, the delivery service is only available on iOS at […]

Caviar now offers accident and disability insurance for couriers

If you’re a gig economy worker, you’ve probably settled into the reality that insurance and benefits aren’t going to be available to you. Well, not unless on-demand companies make the switch from 1099 independent contractors to W-2 employees. While that’s not changing — yet — Square’s on-demand food delivery service, Caviar,  is now offering insurance protection to […]

Square’s Caviar agrees to pay $2.2 million to settle class-action lawsuit over gratuity

Square,  the payments company led by Jack Dorsey, has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit involving its on-demand food delivery service, Caviar . Today, customers who ordered food from Caviar between January 20, 2012 and August 31, 2015 received a notice of the proposed class-action settlement. As part of the settlement, which TechCrunch has […]

Is Square Evolving Into a Threat to GrubHub?

Square (NYSE:SQ) recently launched Square for Restaurants, which merges all of a restaurant’s operations — from booking tables to managing payments — in a single platform. It’s also integrated with Square’s food delivery service Caviar. That’s a smart move for Square, since it leverages its growing payments business to bolster its disruptive presence against traditional POS (point of […]