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 […]

Restaurant owners say the convenience of mobile food delivery isn’t worth the hassle

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – The number of food delivery options, like GrubHub or Uber Eats, that people can choose from is on the rise with millions of downloads. “I used it while I was in college,” Brianna Tokes, of Cedar Rapids, said. “Students want things fast and easy and they want it delivered right away.” […]

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 […]

Local food delivery service CHOMP honored for ‘impact and innovation’

As national food-delivery corporations such as Grubhub and Uber Eats expand across the nation, CHOMP is turning its attention to local Iowa City restaurants to provide them with support. Local food-delivery service CHOMP recently won the “Impact and Innovation” award at the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce “A Toast to Our Communities” breakfast on […]

Montana Based Cafe Courier Joins delivery.com Network

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — delivery.com, a leading destination for on-demand ordering that connects consumers and companies to their favorite restaurants and local businesses, today announced that Cafe Courier, a popular online ordering and food delivery service with over 250 restaurants, has joined the delivery.com network. delivery.com is bringing Cafe Courier locations in eight cities onto its network, including Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula, […]

Waitr: Bankruptcy Fears Are Overblown

Author: Dominic Teo Competition, particularly from DoorDash, has had a material impact on Waitr’s business, along with that of other food-delivery companies including Grubhub, Postmates and Uber Eats. However, Waitr still has a lead in restaurant supply in its core markets of small and medium cities in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi among others. Based on […]

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. […]

Postmates valuation rises to $2.4B ahead of IPO

Postmates has secured a $225 million investment from private equity firm GPI Capital, bringing the company’s valuation to $2.4 billion, according to Forbes.   The investment comes prior to a rumored IPO for the fourth largest U.S. delivery company. Postmates confidentially filed for the offering in February when its valuation was $1.85 billion and is expected to officially become […]