Slice Invests Additional $15M in Pizzeria Accelerator

Slice, the pickup and self-delivery provider for independent pizza restaurants, announced an additional $15 million infusion to its Slice Accelerate program that grants independent pizzerias with $15,000 in technology and services to grow their businesses. First started last year, this latest round is expected to bring another 1,000 restaurants into the company’s small business accelerator. …

ChowNow Launches ‘Order Better Network’ Online Platform

ChowNow, a platform powering online ordering and marketing for independent restaurants, unveiled its Order Better Network, the industry’s first product to connect restaurants to over a dozen diverse channels for delivery and takeout, including major internet, social and hospitality brands. The Network enables restaurants to connect with millions of new customers and makes it easier …

ChowNow launches Order Better Network

Online ordering platform ChowNow on Tuesday launched “Order Better Network,” a solution that connects restaurants to more than a dozen channels for delivery and takeout orders. Brands on the platform include Google, OpenTable, Yelp and several more. The Order Better Network helps restaurants set up digital storefronts on these social platforms so diners can browse, order and checkout …

Delivery wars heat up as services turn to OOH advertising

The delivery service wars — battles between DoorDash, UberEats and Grubhub — have been raging for several years as each brand jockeys for position as the leading food delivery provider. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, popularity in delivery services skyrocketed as people stayed home to avoid getting the virus. Consumers felt comfortable ordering from delivery apps …

Uber Eats adds search feature for takeout orders

Dive Brief: Uber Eats launched a new feature allowing customers to search, rather than just scroll, and see how far away a restaurant is for a pickup order. Users who open in-app Uber Eats map can search for any type of cuisine and find out what’s nearby, including the exact distance from a selected location. …

Zuppler Launches AI-Powered Marketing Services to Help Restaurants Increase Online Ordering Revenue

Global restaurant software and services provider Zuppler has announced the general availability of its AI-powered marketing services as part of the Menu Anywhere online ordering platform. The company has also announced automated abandon cart notification and order experience enhancements to its online ordering platform. Smart Upsell is an AI-based tool that generates real-time recommendations based on what …

GrubHub Stock Slides As Amazon Offers UK Prime Members Free Delivery

Just Eat Takeaway.com  (GRUB) – Get Grubhub, Inc. Report shares slumped lower Wednesday after Amazon announced a partnership that will provide free food delivery for Prime members in the U.K. in a move that could also add pressure to rivals such as DoorDash  (DASH) – Get DoorDash Report and Uber Eats  (UBER) – Get Uber Technologies, Inc. Report. Amazon is offering a free year of …

Uber Eats, Postmates deploy tiered pricing structures

Dive Brief: Uber Eats and Postmates today announced a new tiered pricing structure, with 15%, 25% and 30% fee plans.  Uber Eats began testing new fee offerings in late 2020 based on feedback from partner restaurants, and the platform’s new pricing was created with input from thousands of U.S. operators, Sarfraz Maredia, vice president of …

Uber Eats for Business wants to deliver treats for hybrid workers everywhere

Getting some tasty incentives to return to the office could soon be more common following a major expansion from Uber for Business. The business arm of Uber is upgrading its Eats for Business platform to address the changes being encountered by businesses across the globe as workers increasingly shift to a hybrid working model that sees them …

Grubhub is trying to repair its broken relationship with restaurants after its plunge to the bottom. But experts say it’s an empty gesture that won’t put the delivery platform back on top.

In 2019, Grubhub came under fire for its phone ordering system. Now the company is changing how diners call in orders. But the policy is already facing criticism. “It’s more trickery from Grubhub,” the New York City restaurant advocate Andrew Rigie tweeted. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Grubhub is overhauling how customers place …