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 …

Tired of exorbitant fees, Asheville restaurant takes delivery into its own hands

ASHEVILLE – Chai Pani Restaurant Group creative director Michael Files calls the big third party delivery apps “vultures.” The biggest, Uber Eats, aired a star-studded Super Bowl ad urging watchers to “eat local.” Dan Price, the Gravity Payments owner who took a paycut so his employees could start at $70,000, took the company to task on Twitter.  …

Not UberEats site lists Toronto restaurants doing their own delivery

You might think you’re supporting local when you order from your favourite restaurant for delivery, but if you’re getting food from a third-party delivery app like Uber Eats, Skip The Dishes or DoorDash, there’s a good chance the tech companies are taking a big cut of the sale.  To get around those fees, which can top …

Denver restaurant companies fight back with new in-house delivery platforms

Denver-area restaurateurs who complained about third-party delivery fees and then pushed to have them limited during the coronavirus pandemic, are now adopting a new tactic and launching in-house delivery services to take back some of that business. The efforts are not widespread yet, and many of the recently launched service come from locally owned restaurant companies like Big …

Relay Gives Restaurants ‘Agnostic’ Self-Delivery Option

There’s a growing number of options for restaurants looking to reduce the impact of delivery commissions and capture customer data through a self-delivery program. Relay Delivery, an East Coast delivery fleet operator, argues restaurants should seek a native solution that doesn’t include working with third-party providers, which its CEO argues is like letting a fox …