A GenX chef says he’s weaning off delivery apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats because of 2 big downsides. Here’s what he’s doing instead.

By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. You can opt-out at any time by visiting our Preferences page or by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email. Tony Marciante has run Chef Tony’s Seafood in Bethesda, Maryland, since 2007. When the food-delivery apps like DoorDash, UberEats, and Grubhub came out, he signed …

Order with Google For Food Delivery Going Away End Of June

Google looks like it will discontinue the direct ordering option with the Order with Google button by the end of June 2024. This will impact third-party food delivery sites, such as DoorDash, GrubHub and Uber Eats. UPDATE: I was wrong, the order button is not going away – what is going away is the merchant …

Bartaco parlays learnings from delivery into new catering program

Until late 2023, customers had to call or email their local Bartaco to place a group order for a catered office lunch or social gathering. “It was more informal and cumbersome,” said Lindsay Crasnick, director of digital experience + product for the Arlington, Virginia-based chain. Last November, Bartaco formalized the program, revamping the menu, partnering …

As delivery services’ fees rise, small eateries feel the pinch

After 11 years, Muddaddy Flats in Troy is closing its doors. “It’s terrifying, nerve wracking, frustrating, scary as hell, but at the same time, there is nothing else like it. I have loved being Muddaddy for 11 years,” said Dan Frament, owner of Muddaddy Flats. Frament said the closure is in part due to high …

With ChowNow buying Cuboh, we’re now averaging two restaurant tech acquisitions a month so far this year.

Here’s a recap:Chowly, Inc. bought TargetableSevenRooms bought @heyplutoInspire bought VROMOPAR Technology bought TASK and StuzoSam Nazarian bought Kitchen United‘s assets The theme here is suppliers wanting to offer restaurants the “all-in-one” (or at least many-in-one) solution. There will be more consolidation to come.

I quit delivering for apps like DoorDash to build my own 200-driver business. It’s rewarding but tough.

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Moumita Urias-Roy, a former delivery worker in Austin. In 2019, Urias-Roy and her husband started URATX, a delivery service based in Austin that uses independent contractors for large food deliveries, such as catering orders. Business Insider has verified Urias-Roy’s identity. The story has been edited for length …

Mexico Restaurants Lose up to 4% of Their Online Orders Due to Cancellations

A restaurant that collects 100,000 pesos in delivery orders a week loses between 2,280 and 3,880 pesos due to cancellations. MEXICO CITY, March 11, 2024–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A study by Otter, a restaurant operating system, has shed light on the financial impact of delivery order cancellations for the Mexican restaurant industry. According to this analysis, restaurants in the …

How are Restaurants Dealing with Third-Party Delivery in Post-COVID Times?

The rise of third-party delivery has brought more than just convenience. It’s brought a financial puzzle for restaurants. Fees for delivery and marketing are stacking up alongside commissions of up to 30 percent and making profitability an uphill battle, especially amid elevated food and labor costs.  “Economic theory would have it that as a company …

ELEVATING RESTAURANT DELIVERY SERVICES: THE DELIVERECT AND WOLT PARTNERSHIP

The recent partnership expansion between Deliverect, a leading global food tech company, and Wolt, a renowned technology firm is set to revolutionize online order management and delivery operations for restaurants and retailers, especially those with their own online stores. Here’s why this partnership could be a game-changer for food service operators aiming to enhance their digital sales strategies …