Drivers’ Destiny Rides Shotgun with New Delivery Platform

There’s another hyper-local delivery platform coming in Nashville. Yes, another one! TripDelivers launched in January as an alternative to the big-name, third-party platforms. In fact, the landing page for the company and app calls out a number of the practices well known in the industry like percentage fees for restaurants, menu markups (which are generally …

Shoreline Menus food delivery disruptor stepping up for mom and pop restaurants struggling amid pandemic

Video OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) — A local food delivery service is changing the game. Since, the COVID-19 pandemic they’ve grown exponentially and given the big guys, like Uber Eats a run for their money. ShorelineMenus.com launched about two years ago. It all started in Old Saybrook when Penny Lane Pub owner, Alex Foulkes got fed …

Restaurants are digging out to keep customers coming in

HAMDEN, Conn — The Nor’easter has not just homeowners digging out but local businesses as well. Outdoor dining has been important to restaurants with limited capacity during the pandemic. The near foot of snow on the ground has them digging out their outdoor seating and finding even more ways to reach customers.  https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.432.0_en.html#goog_1286898696 “Some people …

LoCo Knoxville, a local restaurant cooperative, takes a bite out of costly delivery services

Knoxvillians John and Amber Pfohl have a heart for restaurants. As people who have worked in the food service industry and parents who enjoy the convenience of delivery, they knew what they had to do when presented with the opportunity to expand a cooperative food delivery business in their community.  “We ordered delivery during lockdown to help …

Ivy and Coney Owners Introduce Grassroots Delivery Platform DC To-GoGo

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Ivy and Coney had limited experience with pick-up and delivery. If you wanted a Detroit or Chicago-style hot dog paired with a cold beer, you had to order it at the Shaw bar. Owners Chris Powers, Adam Fry, and Josh Saltzman gave Grubhub a test drive, but say the fees involved made for unsustainable business.  Fed up …

Locally based delivery service aims to keep profits local

DAYTON — A new, locally based delivery service has rolled into the Miami Valley. 937 Delivers serves a similar purpose to DoorDash, UberEats, GrubHub, and other national food delivery services. However, 937 Delivers operates with a different business model. Instead of taking a portion of the cost of customers’ orders, 937 Delivers is a co-op. Its member …

Can a Delivery App Actually Support Restaurants?

The COVID-19 pandemic, combined with the rise of third-party delivery companies, has been a disaster for independent operators.  David Coomer and Aaron Withers, friends connected in the restaurant industry, have watched it unfold up close. Pre-COVID, independent restaurants could stomach the 30 to 40 percent fees because delivery accounted for a small portion of business. …

New Lexington food “Delivery Co-Op” hopes to benefit restaurants and consumers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A new coop is trying to help keep delivery services for restaurants local. It’s called ‘delivery co-op.’ It eliminates a third-party delivery services like Uber eats and offers a full-time job with benefits to people out of work in the service industry. The app is working with Ouita Michel’s restaurants Zim’s …

NOCO NOSH FOOD DELIVERY EXPANDING TO BOULDER

NoCo Nosh will soon be delivering to Boulder residents. The independently-run food delivery service will start there on Nov. 12. NoCo Nosh is still signing up restaurants and drivers for the Boulder market. “We are in a period that is very worrisome for restaurants,” said Gleidson Gouvei, a NoCo Nosh co-founder. “Food delivery will be key to …

Inhousedelivery.com Launches Beta Service, Aims to End 30% Commission Fees for Restaurants

With delivery and to-go orders essential to most restaurants’ businesses right now, the last few months have seen an influx of tech services that promise to alleviate some of those restaurants’ reliance on third party delivery. The latest is inhousedelivery.com, a San Diego, Calif.-based company that today launched the beta version of its delivery platform. The …