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 …

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 …

LoCo Omaha to Begin Regular Operations

Following the success of its Douglas County Meal Plan, LoCo Omaha will begin regular operations in early February as Omaha’s only locally-owned restaurant delivery service. Established in 2020, LoCo Omaha is the city’s locally-owned and operated restaurant delivery service. Unlike third-party services, LoCo Omaha is owned by local restaurants. In December 2020, LoCo Omaha received $500,000 from …

LoCo Co-op Franchising

Band together with the restaurants in your community to form a local delivery co-op that’s independently owned, operated, and controlled. Stop dishing out big slices of your revenue to national third-party delivery companies who don’t know your business. Little by little, companies like GrubHub and Uber Eats are doing to independent restaurants what Amazon did …

LoCo Knoxville, a local restaurant cooperative, takes a bite out of costly delivery services

Knoxvillians John and Amber Pfohl have a heart for restaurants. As people who have worked in the food service industry and parents who enjoy the convenience of delivery, they knew what they had to do when presented with the opportunity to expand a cooperative food delivery business in their community.  “We ordered delivery during lockdown to help …

Some restaurants hate delivery apps like Grubhub and Uber Eats. So they’re seeking out alternatives

Free pizza and burger specials Some restaurants are trying to get customers to order directly from them by offering special deals.One example: If you order two pizza pies from one of Motorino’s three NYC locations by phone, you get a third pie for free. Motorino advertised the special online and on its pizza boxes.Customers who …

Local food delivery company helping restaurants during the pandemic

A local restaurant delivery app is offering free service to businesses trying to stay afloat during the pandemic. CHOMP Delivery is one of Iowa’s unique takeout and delivery services. The dining service delivers to Cedar Rapids, Coralville and Marion. Until the end of January, CHOMP Delivery is teaming up with Loyal to Local Cedar Rapids and will not …

Cedar Rapids Public Library now offering local delivery through CHOMP

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Iowa’s News Now) — CHOMP will now be delivering books from the Cedar Rapids Public Library to your door. CHOMP Delivery will be offering the doorstep delivery of holds to homes in the Cedar Rapids area for a small fee. Once you’re notified your holds are available at the Downtown or Ladd library …

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 …

Food deliveries booming in pandemic while other parts of ‘gig economy’ not in demand

Just like other sectors of the workforce, the “gig economy” hasn’t been able to navigate the coronavirus pandemic unscathed — but some independent contractors are far more in demand than others. Unlike a traditional job that pays a salary and benefits, gig workers are paid by the job — or the “gig” — and leverage …