Toronto Bakery Gets Rid of Uber Eats after Losing $6000 in One Day

As if it weren’t difficult enough to keep a brick-and-mortar store open for five weeks (and counting) amid a global pandemic during which all non-essential businesses have been ordered to close, Uber Eats has been making work even harder for local business owners. Toronto’s best-used food delivery service went down across much of the city on Friday evening, leaving food-seekers annoyed, […]

Can local delivery companies save restaurants from the coronavirus and the tech giants?

Alex Foulkes’ restaurant got its first order from DoorDash more than a year ago. Foulkes, co-owner of Penny Lane Pub in Old Saybrook, had never agreed to work with DoorDash but a representative from the company was now phoning in an order. He’d later learn that DoorDash had posted Penny Lane Pub’s menu on its app and […]

DoorDash is the fastest growing meal delivery business during coronavirus lock down

DoorDash, after overtaking Grubhub 10 months ago to become the nation’s top meal deliverer, extended its lead during the current lockdown, new data show. Its revenue grew 21 percent in March compared with the previous month, according to data compiled by Second Measure, a California firm that analyzes credit-card purchases. Delivery firms make money by […]

Doordash system crashes amid Friday night rush

Either it’s bad timing, or the Friday night dinner rush was too much for Doordash. Around 5:15 p.m. Arizona time Friday, the website and platforms surrounding Doordash crashed, according to the food delivery company’s Twitter account. Before that, many customers said they had been waiting hours for deliveries that never showed up. Many restaurants that don’t […]

DoorDash, Uber Eats, Postmates apps struggle Friday night

As many people rely on meal-delivery services during coronavirus lockdowns and quarantines, multiple apps are experiencing outages Friday night. Postmates, Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub have all seen reports of issues during the evening. “We’re currently experiencing issues with the DoorDash platform,” DoorDash tweeted Friday. “Please know that we’re doing everything we can to resolve this as quickly as […]

It’s Time to Delete Your Delivery Apps

For weeks, as restaurants begged delivery platforms to reduce their commissions, the apps refused, further profiting from the coronavirus crisis. It’s not an uncommon ritual right now. You are on your couch in your pajamas, something you haven’t changed out of all day. Who can blame you? Now is the time for comfort, no matter […]

DoorDash Doesn’t Know Which Restaurants Are Open, and Drivers Pay the Price

During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic many people sheltered indoors are turning to food delivery apps to have meals or groceries brought to their doorstep. But some drivers working for popular app DoorDash are making as little as just over $3 an hour, according to multiple DoorDash drivers. One reason some drivers are making so little money during the coronavirus […]

Tony Xu, the founder and CEO of $13 billion DoorDash, said the hardest funding round to raise was the first. Here’s what he learned from the experience.

The hardest funding round DoorDash CEO Tony Xu ever had to raise for his company was its seed round, he told Business Insider in a recent interview. After DoorDash graduated from a startup accelerator program, Xu spent more than 10 weeks trying to raise funding for his nascent company, and money grew short. The company […]

Why Blue Apron Stock Soared 100% Amid a Market-Destroying Pandemic

If there’s ever a silver lining in this life-destroying, economy-crippling coronavirus pandemic, it would be the resurgence of dying meal kit startup Blue Apron, at least for now. As major U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Seattle, rush to order restaurants to suspend dine-in service and limit orders to take-outs and delivery only this week, […]

California might crack down on delivery app shenanigans

Have you ever ordered dinner through an app, only to watch your driver circle around and cancel on you? You might be ordering from a restaurant that’s not even open, or doesn’t know it’s listed on that app. In January, we wrote about restaurants that were added to GrubHub without their knowledge or consent, spotlighting a Twitter […]