FOD Delivery Price Inflation Test

Whether it’s headlines, grocery store receipts or your bank account, it’s hard to avoid noticing inflation in the United States has increased, reaching a 13-year-high in July. Personal experience has shown that includes meal delivery, too, as third-party providers remain under pressure to become profitable and restaurants struggle under the weight of an 18-month-long pandemic …

3 UNIQUE DELIVERY MODELS TO WATCH

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 …

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 …

Chowbus Nabs Eight-Figure Investment for Asian Food Delivery

Now that meal delivery has expanded far beyond the urban markets that fueled the industry’s growth the last decade, some delivery providers are differentiating themselves with a more selective roster of restaurants. First came Slice, which focuses exclusively on pizza restaurants, and now Chowbus, which just received a $33 million investment to bring its curated …

Asian food delivery startup Chowbus raises $4M

When one food delivery startup fails, another gets funded. Chowbus, an Asian food ordering platform headquartered in Chicago, has brought in a $4 million “seed” funding led by Greycroft Partners and FJ Labs, with participation from Hyde Park Angels and Fika Ventures. The startup, aware of the challenges that plague startups in this space, says offering exclusive access to restaurants and eliminating service …