DoorDash’s expansion beyond the US will come with challenges

arlier this year, DoorDash closed its biggest acquisition to date: an $8 billion buyout of Finland-based food delivery company Wolt. Not only did this immediately expand it into Europe via Wolt’s 27 existing markets, but it will also provide additional opportunities to enter new countries.  “We’re also very excited about our opportunity to grow outside of America,” said …

How DoorDash became the dominant US food delivery company

Mistie Boulton, CEO of Palo Alto, California-based restaurant Oren’s Hummus, is used to seeing young professionals and students pitch inventions. Her partner, Oren Dobronsky, is known as a Silicon Valley angel investor and has four successful startups. People come into the restaurant to pitch the latest and greatest invention, and Boulton acts like Dobronksy’s guard dog, looking …

DoorDash is making 7 keys moves to dominate retail and grocery delivery after conquering restaurants — and creating new rivals in Instacart and Gopuff

In 2019, DoorDash became the No. 1 meal-delivery company in the US, leapfrogging the then-market leader Grubhub. The delivery operator has remained at the top since, with a 59% share of the market, according to the latest data by Bloomberg Second Measure. Lately, DoorDash has its sights set on a new prize — dominance in …

DoorDash offers operators access to discounted benefits

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: DoorDash’s Merchant Benefits is expected to help operators with recruitment, retention and staff development — issues that are among the top challenges for restaurateurs. A DoorDash/Technomic report revealed that for most restaurants (83%), when an employee leaves their post it takes up to one month to hire and train a new …

Uber Eats adds holiday purchasing features

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: These features are expected to boost revenue for merchants and restaurants, an Uber Eats spokesperson said. While the platform already offered gift cards, the ability to schedule them will allow consumers to have gift cards delivered at a specific time via email. Uber Eats’ Holiday Shop, which includes merchants like Walgreens and …

Uber Eats ‘misled’ SA on multi-store deliveries – but this township app has figured it out

Uber Eats doesn’t offer food from different restaurants in a single order, even though it recently misled South Africans into believing it does, ruled the country’s Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB). Meanwhile, users of a township delivery service founded in Hammanskraal have been enjoying multi-store deliveries over weekends. Uber Eats recently aired a television advert which …

DoorDash will let customers gift DashPass subscriptions

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: A holiday discount aligns with the company’s strategy for DashPass. On DoorDash’s latest earnings call, Prabir Ardakar, DoorDash’s chief financial officer, said the company was trying to keep subscription costs for DashPass low to encourage adoption. With the sale, the monthly price for an annual subscription is just under $5 per month, compared to the normal monthly subscription fee of …

Taco Bell adds in-app delivery with DoorDash

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: Pizza Hut, which is also owned by Taco Bell parent company Yum Brands, has seen its first-party delivery capacity strained by labor shortages and is increasingly reliant on third-party delivery to meet demand, Yum CFO Chris Turner said on its Q3 earnings call. By integrating with DoorDash’s white label fulfillment platform, DoorDash Drive, Taco …

RDE, Inc.’s Restaurant.com, Zuppler and RMDA Form Strategic Partnership to Provide Comprehensive Solutions to Independent Restaurants

RDE, Inc. (OTCQB: RSTN) (the “Company”), the owner and operator of Restaurant.com, the nation’s largest restaurant-focused digital deals brand, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership and integration with Zuppler, an online food ordering system for restaurants, and the RMDA, the nation’s largest network of locally owned and operated food delivery companies. Through this partnership, independent …

Olo Transforms Restaurant Checkout Experience with Borderless Functionality

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Olo Inc. (NYSE:OLO), a leading open SaaS platform for restaurants that enables hospitality at every guest touchpoint, today announced the commercial availability of Borderless functionality for Olo Pay customers, an offering designed to speed and streamline payment across Olo’s network of 600 brands, transforming the checkout experience for guests and unlocking increased revenue …