Grubhub’s ‘Free Lunch’ Promo Went Predictably Haywire

The delivery app Grubhub announced last week that it would be providing New Yorkers with “free lunch” between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. Of course, that promotion came with some terms — like that lunch isn’t really “free” but discounted by $15 with the promo code “FREELUNCH,” or that “users will remain responsible for any …

How To Get Customers To Order Directly From Your Restaurant

Third Party Delivery Service Providers are a great way to find new guests. Hungry consumers use these marketplaces as a way to find new restaurants that will deliver to them. They’re easy to use and have all kinds of options. Unfortunately the DSPs control your customer and charge a high percentage to the restaurant. That’s …

Grubhub unveils new meal perk for office workers

Tech Roundup: The Grubhub Pay Card can be used at home or at work. Grubhub is rolling out a new meal perk for office workers as more Americans return to the workplace.  The delivery company’s corporate clients can soon offer their employees a Grubhub Pay Card, which they can use to pay for meals from …

NYC restaurants yawn at Grubhub’s citywide ‘free lunch’ promotion

Grubhub is offering to pick up the tab for lunch across New York City next week — and restaurants are yawning. The barrage of freebies from food delivery companies — including rivals UberEats and Doordash, as well as grocery apps like Getir, Gopuff and Gorillas that deliver items within minutes — is reaching new heights, …

Grubhub’s new corporate card lets employees order food at home or in the office

Dive Brief: Grubhub will offer a corporate pay card that lets employees at companies with a Grubhub Corporate Account to order from partner restaurants on the delivery marketplace that accept credit or debit. Employers can set parameters, such as time or location, on when employees can use the card or choose to give them a weekly or daily …

Noah Glass Laser Focused on ‘Digital Hospitality’

Noah Glass is all in on the concept of digital hospitality. The founder and CEO of Olo said he’s seen his segment of the industry transform dramatically over the last 17 years, especially in the last two years, but he’s especially excited about what’s on the horizon. What started as a way for restaurants to …

Olo, SOCi Partner on Centralized Local Data Management

Partnerships remain the watchword in the restaurant tech space, with Olo announcing a deal with marketing platform SOCi to integrate with the Olo API and centralize local data management and digital menu management for restaurants. Through this strategic partnership, Olo data will pass through to the SOCi platform and its localized listings management offering to …

Decacorn Brex expands into financial services, lands DoorDash as a new customer

In the biggest change to the company since launching in 2018, Brex has introduced a new software platform. Best known for its corporate credit card, the decacorn is now launching Brex Empower in a move into financial services. The strategic shift of the company comes with the new software platform that it says will “help fast-growing companies move even …

Soci, Olo joining forces to centralize local data management

Soci, a marketing platform for multi-location brands, and Olo, an on-demand commerce platform for the restaurant industry, have partnered to allow their customers to update name, address, phone number, hours of operation and other location information, including brand-determined menu links, through Olo’s pre-existing dashboard. The data will stream directly into the Soci platform and out …

CKE Restaurants Chooses Punchh to Build Loyalty Program

ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a global restaurant technology company and builder of a unified commerce cloud platform for enterprise restaurants, today announced that its leading customer loyalty, offers and engagement solution, Punchh, has been selected by CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (CKE) – the owner, operator and franchisor of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s – to introduce an upgraded digital loyalty program to …