Goodbye Grubhub? These N.J. restaurants built their own delivery service.

For New Jersey’s pandemic-ravaged restaurant industry, it’s been one crisis after another. Mandatory shutdowns and capacity caps, staff shortages and supply-chain breakdowns — not to mention unsympathetic customers — have all crippled already razor-thin profit margins. Now, some restaurant owners say the latest threats to their livelihoods are third-party delivery companies like DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats. The services …

Walmart To Compete With Uber & DoorDash, Will Launch Delivery Service For Other Businesses

Walmart is commercializing its delivery service, using contract workers, autonomous vehicles and even drones to deliver other retailers’ products directly to customers’ homes. The Arkansas-based retailer launched delivery and Express delivery for its shoppers three years ago on more than 160,000 items from more than 3,000 stores. The nation’s largest retailer aims to tap into …

Walmart is Launching a Delivery Service to Battle Food Delivery Services Like DoorDash and Instacart

Walmart is launching a delivery service to jump into the food delivery industry. DoorDash and Instacart, move out of the way because Walmart is about to give you a run for your money. On Tuesday, the grocery store giant announced it would start commercializing its delivery platform, Fox Business reports. It plans to deliver goods and other products …

Local food delivery companies say Google devastated their business

Say you live in Asheville, North Carolina (like I do), and you get a hankering for some of the city’s beloved BBQ. You might start with a Google search, which provides plenty of options. Clicking on a specific BBQ joint brings up a box with handy information such as a star rating, the address, business …

Long before COVID-19, this Illinois company saw the need for a restaurant delivery service

WASHINGTON — Order2Eat has been offering restaurant delivery service in central Illinois since 2007, more than half a decade before national players like DoorDash and Uber Eats. What began as a convenience for local restaurants became a necessity last year when the COVID-19 pandemic prevented restaurants from offering indoor dining. Delivery is an increasingly crucial option Indoor dining has …

Philly’s Delivery Guys is a start-up ready to compete with food delivery giants such as Grubhub, UberEats. Here’s how it will do it.

Richard Hernández bought Franklinville’s Sabor Rico Bakery (formerly known as A&Y) in December 2019, three months before the pandemic hit. He didn’t even get the chance to change the store’s sign before he found himself struggling to keep his small business open. While managing the store, the Puerto Rican business owner supervised the quality of …

Delivery Co-ops Offer Growing Alternative to National Gig Delivery Services

When the pandemic-induced economic shutdown hit the United States in March 2020, among the hardest hit businesses were restaurants. A National Restaurant Association report published last January estimated that 110,000 establishments had closed at least temporarily—and many permanently. That’s one in six restaurants nationwide. An estimated 2.5 million jobs were lost. To survive amid shutdown orders and …

Local food delivery platform gains footing in the Upper Valley

HANOVER, N.H. (WCAX) – A new delivery system for restaurants in Hanover is taking on the tech giants like Doordash and Uber Eats, and the cooperative venture is designed to keep money in local communities. As the country continues to come back from COVID, some trends that began during the pandemic could stick around for …

Local Delivery Alternatives Bite Into DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber

Seeking to stay busy after retiring from a career in nonprofit health-care management, Jon Sewell opened a calzone shop in Iowa City, Iowa. After eight years in the business, he can tell you all about the joys of plying college kids with late-night cheesy goodness—and even more about the downsides of delivery apps such as …