No Grubhub or UberEats? Oregon restaurants start their own shared delivery service

OREGON, Ill. (WTVO) — Since restaurants can’t offer dine-in services, many are offering takeout and delivery. But some smaller communities don’t have access to UberEats and Grubhub. Andrew Carlson, owner of Scoops Famous Subs, at 108 N 4th Street, says it was important to offer a delivery service for his customers. “We figured out that […]

4 things you should know about NoCo Nosh…

It has been a really long and hectic day and the last thing you want to do is cook dinner tonight… so what are your options to get your favorite local restaurant to deliver your favorite meal? You could definitely use huge national corporations like Grubhub, DoorDash and even Uber Eats but these out-of-state businesses […]

How restaurants are taking control of delivery in 2020

With doubts swirling over delivery’s long-term profitability, this year will be marked by restaurants renegotiating commission rates, developing branded online ordering and adding virtual kitchen In the delivery game, tacos make an ideal menu item, and Texas-based Torchy’s Tacos is using this to its advantage. With off-premise expected to drive over half of its sales […]

Philly Restaurants Revolt Over Unauthorized Food Delivery “Partnerships”

Grubhub, Doordash, and Postmates have been listing some Philly restaurants’ menus and information on their sites without permission, leaving small-business owners to deal with the consequences. Philly’s Love & Honey Fried Chicken shared an image of a complaint against Grubhub on Instagram over the weekend, threatening legal action if the restaurant’s menu was not removed from the site. By […]

ChowNow Moves Delivery Customers In-House

The bigger third-party delivery gets, the more incentives restaurants have to move Grubhub, DoorDash or Postmates customers to in-house channels that don’t cost nearly as much. Filling this gap between self delivery and using national delivery brands that charge upwards of 25-35 percent per order, ChowNow is one of several companies springing up to help […]

On-Demand Delivery And Its Future | The Barron Report Podcast

Jon Sewell and a group of industry leaders have banded together to create Motus, a company whose mission is to create a sustainable solution for restaurant delivery services and allow local restaurants to regain control of how their products get to their customers.•The process to establish a restaurant delivery co-op will begin with the Motusteam […]

So long, Instacart. Gig workers tired of the grind start their own delivery services

As the holiday season ramps up, one shopping service with Washington and California roots is positioning itself as a competitor to longer-established gig services. Dumpling allows “shoppers” to create their own grocery delivery businesses using its tech platform. It has benefited from gig workers looking for a new start as they’ve grown disgruntled with entities […]

Olo’s Noah Glass: What Restaurants Don’t Know They Don’t Know About Delivery Aggregators

The trouble with existential threats is they very rarely show up and announce themselves. When Amazon launched in 1995, it looked to most as a one-trick eTailer that sold books online. A quarter-century later, that online bookstore has profoundly changed the retail landscape and every player operating within it. It would take the better part […]

Why Uber Eats in a small town simply doesn’t work

I live in a small city in Virginia. There are about 40,000 of us here. The old mills and factories litter the downtown area where I live. There have been huge revitalization efforts and it finally feels like a city plagued by its main breadwinner shutting down, Dan River Mills,  is at a turning point. […]