Irish start-up Vromo raises $8m to expand food delivery tech globally

Previously known as WeBringg, Vromo has tech partnerships with big players in the business including Olo, Doordash and Deliveroo. Food delivery SaaS start-up Vromo has raised $8m in Series A funding led by Dutch VC firm No Such Ventures. The Dublin-based company, which recently bagged big partnership deals in the US with Jack Dorsey’s payments giant Square …

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 …

What is the future of restaurant delivery?

“This is a disrespectful approach.”   Those are the words of Adir Michaeli, the owner of New York City­’s Michaeli Bakery who is suing Grubhub, Uber Eats and DoorDash for charging above the mandated 20% delivery fee cap set by the New York City Council in 2020. Michaeli cites in the suit that he was routinely …

The Ultimate Guide To Restaurant Online Ordering Systems – Jan 2019

Consumers appreciate speed and convenience. Today, a whopping 79% of Millennials order food online through one of various restaurant online ordering systems. In our interconnected world, restaurants must leverage online ordering to stay competitive. But, how do you set up an online ordering system? Should you work with 3rd party delivery partners? And what does all of this cost? …

Cartwheel Raises $1 Million to Disrupt On-Demand Delivery

Portillo’s Hot Dogs is investing in the company and implementing its turnkey delivery solutions LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cartwheel, an on-demand delivery management platform for restaurants and retailers, announced today that it has raised a $1 million seed round led by TenOneTen Ventures with participation from Act One Ventures and Portillo’s Hot Dogs, along with angel investment from additional restaurateurs. The …

Vroom Delivery Offers First Convenience-Focused Third-Party Delivery Program

Lou Perrine’s Gas and Grocery, FavTrip, Stop and Go Mini Mart, The Growler Guys and H&S Power Market will be the first to offer delivery through Vroom Delivery’s new convenience-focused third-party fulfillment program, serviced by the DoorDash network. Several additional retailers on the Vroom Platform are expected to roll out the program within the next month. While …

Vroom Delivery Announces First Round of C-store Retailer Partners for New Third-Party Delivery Program

CHICAGO — Vroom Delivery is adding Lou Perrine’s Gas and Grocery, FavTrip, Stop and Go Mini Mart & The Growler Guys, and H&S Power Market to its new convenience-focused third-party fulfillment program, serviced by the DoorDash network. Through the platform, orders are processed via Vroom and not a third-party marketplace, giving retailers the ability to market their own …

Panera, a self-delivery pioneer, shutters its channel

Dive Brief: Panera has ended its pioneering self-delivery program that it launched in 2016, Restaurant Business reports. The fast casual chain told the publication it began phasing out its channel during the pandemic even as delivery sales grew materially. Panera did not respond to requests for comment by press time.  Chris Correnti, SVP of off-premise channels, said …

The Siren Call of Self Delivery

Self-delivery remains a tricky concept for the majority of restaurant operators. Many, especially independents, are reluctant to hire drivers, deal with the overhead and manage the technology layer necessary to give consumers what they’re used to from ecommerce. It was something we admittedly glossed over in our February exploration of the delivery balance sheet. For much …

FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE SPREAD IS A RESTAURANT-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE TO SEAMLESS, GRUBHUB & DOORDASH

Food delivery apps were already taking off when the coronavirus pandemic began in early 2020 but cities full of people forced to stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19 pushed business for the likes of Seamless, DoorDash and Grubhub into the stratosphere. They—and apps like them—were, for some restaurants, the only way to stay even partially afloat without actual …