LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TURN UP THE HEAT ON DELIVERY COMPANIES

More governments this week joined the growing chorus of calls for more regulation—and awareness—of the business practices of third-party delivery companies. Activity included limits on delivery fees, a countywide consumer alert and a move in Nevada to refer Grubhub to the state attorney general’s office. Read on to get caught up. Attorney general tapped Officials in Clark […]

Chicago May Reconsider Capping Third-Party Food Delivery Fees

After taking a summer vacation from discussions, Chicago’s City Council is once again grumbling about third-party delivery companies with one alderman urging his colleagues to pursue capping what DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, and Postmates charge restaurants. This comes as the city on Wednesday announced a $500,000 grant program for ailing restaurants funded by DoorDash. While praising […]

Dutch firm’s shareholders vote yes to Grubhub buy, no to CEO’s pay

Just Eat Takeaway.com, the online food-ordering company, on Wednesday said its shareholders approved its proposed $6.9 billion purchase of rival Grubhub, but rejected a pay package for the company’s chief executive, Matthew Maloney. Takeaway agreed in June to buy Grubhub in a deal to create a transatlantic group which would be the biggest food delivery business outside […]

Grubhub makes food delivery deal with Lyft

Grubhub Inc. said it’s made a deal with Lyft Inc. to provide all of the ride-sharing company’s Pink members a free membership in Grubhub +. The Chicago company’s (NYSE: GRUB) + membership normally costs $9.99 a month and allows members free unlimited delivery from selected restaurants. Membership to San Francisco-based Lyft’s Pink costs $19.99 a […]

Grubhub and Chick-fil-A are upping the mobile ordering experience

With increased availability and popularity in mobile ordering, has come increased usage and order volumes – a challenge that Grubhub and Chick-fil-A have faced head on. Mobile ordering has become nearly ubiquitous on college campuses in recent years, with more universities adding the service to its portfolio than ever before. Grubhub is a giant in […]

California law bars delivery companies from adding non-partnered restaurants

Dive Brief: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two pieces of legislation into law that would create regulations for the food delivery industry, according to the Los Angeles Times. The first initiative, signed on Wednesday, requires aggregators to sign formal, written agreements with restaurants before adding the company to their marketplaces and providing delivery.  The second law, signed […]

Food deliveries booming in pandemic while other parts of ‘gig economy’ not in demand

Just like other sectors of the workforce, the “gig economy” hasn’t been able to navigate the coronavirus pandemic unscathed — but some independent contractors are far more in demand than others. Unlike a traditional job that pays a salary and benefits, gig workers are paid by the job — or the “gig” — and leverage […]

KFC PARTNERS WITH DOORDASH AT 3,000 STORES

DoorDash becomes the chicken chain’s largest delivery provider after an exclusive deal with Grubhub fell apart. KFC is expanding its off-premise offering by partnering with DoorDash at nearly 3,000 locations, the companies announced Monday. DoorDash will become the chicken chain’s largest delivery provider, covering about 75% of its U.S. stores.  The news follows the end of […]

Grubhub Acquisition by Just Eat Takeaway May Need 6 Months More to Complete

Grubhub (NYSE:GRUB) announced today that although it and Just Eat Takeaway.com (LSE:JET) have received all the necessary regulatory approvals to complete their $7.3 billion all-stock merger, the two may need more time to complete the deal. The third-part meal delivery industry is undergoing a wave of consolidation. Uber Technologies (NYSE:UBER) is acquiring Postmates for $2.6 billion (and had sought to acquire Grubhub before it accepted […]

Third-Party Delivery Apps Still Overcharging, Clark County Restaurants Say

Restaurant owners in Clark County say that third-party delivery apps are not complying with a new temporary cap on fees. Last month, Clark County approved a 15 percent cap on fees during the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurant owners say that as customers turn to delivery, they relied on third-party apps such as GrubHub, Uber Eats, and Doordash to […]