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 […]

Chowly CEO on Divide Between Small, Large Delivery Restaurants

Way back in 2015 when Chicago-based delivery integrator Chowly was just getting started, CEO Sterling Douglass was still licking his wounds after a previous business shut down after a six-month run when he started to realize the potential as thousands of restaurants tried to consolidate delivery operations into their existing software. A mere three-and-a-half years […]

Yelp adds predictive wait times and a new way for restaurants to share updates

With a new feature called Yelp  Connect, Yelp is allowing users to go beyond customer reviews and see “what the restaurants have to say for themselves.” That’s according to Devon Wright, Yelp’s general manager of restaurant marketplaces. He explained that with Yelp Connect, restaurants will be able to post updates about things like recent additions to the […]

Delivery.com Sees Local Partners as Key to Growth

After acquiring Mr. Delivery earlier this summer, Delivery.com sees this as the start of a metamorphosis that will result in the New York-based marketplace becoming a much larger player in the restaurant delivery world before diving deeper into alcohol, grocery and laundry-related delivery services. Part of its playbook includes “effectively syndicating” its merchant menus to […]

Bite Squad to launch in Hilo on Friday

Bite Squad is set to launch in Hilo on Friday, marking the first Hawaii Island city for the app-based delivery service. More than 40 Hilo restaurants have partnered with Bite Squad so far, including Amigos Taqueria, Bangkok Villa Hilo, Don’s Grill, Ning’s Thai Cuisine, Popover Bakery & Café, Sky Garden Restaurant, Sushi Ebisuya and Tetsumen […]

“Hardest it’s ever been”: Disrupted but not dejected, Australia’s restaurant owners discuss what’s next

If you’re thinking about opening a restaurant, cafe or bar, you may want to reconsider. That was the takeaway from a gathering of business owners at the coalface of Australia’s hospitality sector in Melbourne last night, as heads come together to try and chart a path through a period of unprecedented disruption. One restauranter, an […]