Flat-fee dining delivery service enters Oak Park market

While restaurants are opening-up and dine in business is on the rise, the pandemic has made ordering dinner a habit for many people and delivery demand remains high in the food industry. And that change in customer behavior is likely to keep restaurants searching for affordable delivery options in the face of DoorDash and Grubhub’s …

Food Dudes Finds Delivery Volume in the Smallest Towns

Based in a mid-size city in central Minnesota, Food Dudes is a restaurant delivery service that’s finding success in cities and towns that are much smaller than any burg served by the biggest players in the industry. With a lean team and a remote headquarters team, Food Dudes is profitable, growing across the prairie and …

New locally owned food delivery services aims to help struggling Omaha restaurants

OMAHA, Neb. — 2020 was one wild ride for Herbe Sainte co-owner Justin Halbert. “Over the summer it started to pick up, we were still down in sales but we got the feeling that things were turning up,” said Halbert. “Come fall it started to get rough again and slowed way down in November and …

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 …

Uber Eats earmarks $20M in expansion of independent restaurant support

Dive Brief: Uber has launched Eat Local, a $20 million program to support independent restaurants during the pandemic. The package includes $4.5 million in microgrants to support Uber Eats and Postmates restaurant partners; 0% fees for pickup orders and those processed on restaurant websites through June 30, as well as for daily payouts; reduced delivery fees …

LoCo Omaha to Begin Regular Operations

Following the success of its Douglas County Meal Plan, LoCo Omaha will begin regular operations in early February as Omaha’s only locally-owned restaurant delivery service. Established in 2020, LoCo Omaha is the city’s locally-owned and operated restaurant delivery service. Unlike third-party services, LoCo Omaha is owned by local restaurants. In December 2020, LoCo Omaha received $500,000 from …

Veteran owned food delivery service coming to Estes Park

Beginning Feb. 1, Estes Park residents will be able to get food from their favorite local eateries delivered to their front door. Thanks to the work of the Estes Valley Resiliency Collaborative (EVRC) and others, the Warrior Xpress delivery service will be providing delivery from at least nine local restaurants. The EVRC is a team …

Not UberEats site lists Toronto restaurants doing their own delivery

You might think you’re supporting local when you order from your favourite restaurant for delivery, but if you’re getting food from a third-party delivery app like Uber Eats, Skip The Dishes or DoorDash, there’s a good chance the tech companies are taking a big cut of the sale.  To get around those fees, which can top …

Two Queen City Entrepreneurs Create Food Delivery Service

Apps like Grubhub and Doordash can help support local restaurants that don’t deliver, and can take a big bite out of a restaurant’s profits. Bob Heil and Steve Ambrose are no strangers to the city of good neighbors. They say after seeing countless numbers of their fellow businesses close up for good due to COVID-19 …

Buffalo-based online food service company hopes to lift local restaurants, not bog them down with fees

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Online food ordering has seen a huge increase during the COVID-19 pandemic and has appeared to be a lifeline for local restaurants. But your favorite delivery app, whether Grubhub, Uber Eats, or DoorDash isn’t always the saving grace it appears to be. “We explored Grubhub at the beginning of this whole thing, …