EatStreet Delivery Drivers Win Nod for $1.2 Million Settlement

Delivery drivers who say EatStreet Inc. improperly used their tips to meet minimum wage obligations may move forward with a $1.24 million deal resolving the dispute, a federal judge in Wisconsin said. The latest settlement clarifies state-law class and Fair Labor Standards Act collective definitions and adequately demonstrates fairness, fixing problems that caused the US District Court …

Ghost kitchen, grocery concepts under EatStreet ghosted employees, abruptly closing shop

EatStreet, the Madison-based online food-ordering company, abruptly closed HungerHub, a commercial kitchen and grocery concept it started late last year with three Madison “hubs.” HungerHub’s main outlet was at 422 State St., in Forkful Market by EatStreet, with others on Whitney Way on the West Side, and Pflaum Road on the East Side. Shanna Pacifico, …

Solving third-party delivery problems with sights set on Uber Eats, Grubhub and DoorDash

When an online app used for ordering takeout kept listing the menus of his Salvatore’s Tomato Pies restaurants without his consent, owner Patrick DePula became irritated. “Even though we would tell them to take the menus down, they would go away, then come back,” DePula said. Third-party food delivery services such as Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber …

Watch now: EatStreet opens virtual convenience store on State Street that delivers to the Downtown

Absent are lottery tickets, smokes and beer. Aisles, shelves and even a cash register are nowhere to be found. Instead, shopping at Madison’s newest convenience store is done online or through an app. Most customers choose delivery, but for those who live or work nearby, there is a storefront. It’s essentially a vestibule at 420 …

EatStreet doubles drivers, adds 200 restaurants in Madison amid pandemic

Madison-based food delivery company EatStreet more than doubled its revenue last year, doubled its driver base in Madison and added about 200 area restaurants to its app. But CEO Matt Howard said driving business to the restaurants themselves was the most important part of his company. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced tens of thousands of …

Madison community, EatStreet showing love for local restaurants

MADISON (WKOW) — Several locally owned restaurants received a much needed surprise on Giving Tuesday. Lao Lan Xang, El Pastor and McGee’s Chicken all received $5,000 each from EatStreet. It’s part of their Operation: Restaurant Love. The restaurants also received thank you notes from the community. “In a time like this where everyone is struggling, …

EatStreet Shoots for Midwest Delivery Dominance

As the “big four” delivery brands contract to the “big three,” a vanishingly small number of regional players are thriving below the radar. Started in a dorm room 10 years ago, Madison, Wisconsin-based EatStreet has raked in $50 million in investment funds, which helped the company expand to four states and 25 delivery markets across …

EatStreet provides safety for students and support for restaurants during pandemic

Wisconsin-based food delivery company EatStreet was founded in 2010 by UW-Madison alumni Matt Howard and Alex Wyler. According to the EatStreet website, the company operates in 250 different cities and more than 15,000 restaurants in the nation.  EatStreet regional marketing coordinator, Michelle Cagney said that the company has focused its marketing towards students, although the on-the-ground marketing team is now working remotely. “It has been a little challenging with COVID-19. We are non-essential and we …

Local delivery drivers rush to keep up, stay safe

MADISON (WKOW)  — Delivery drivers are lending a hand to local restaurants in the Madison area after those restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms. On Tuesday, Governor Tony Evers ordered bars and restaurants in Wisconsin to close their in-house service in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  Many of these …

EatStreet acquires Wildcat2Go

EatStreet officials announced Friday that the company has acquired Wildcat2Go, another food delivery service. The Wildcat2Go website now redirects to EatStreet’s website. Wildcat2Go had been in operation since 2013. “As a customer, it’s no fun to have to jump back-and-forth between services, trying to find the food you want – especially when you’re hungry,” said …