Olo CEO Noah Glass: Three Predictions for 2022

Olo CEO Noah Glass shared his three top predictions for 2022 as the company embarks on its first full year as a public company. Aside from going public, Glass and Olo (NYSE: OLO) had a pretty good year as one of the go-to enterprise solutions for omnichannel restaurant transactions. He wrapped up 2021 and looked ahead …

How Is Lyft’s Food-Delivery Strategy Different?

Ride-hailing service Lyft is entering the food-delivery space in a partnership with online-ordering platform Olo. Though it may sound like Lyft is trying to become the next Uber Eats, it’s setting itself apart with a different strategy. “This is not about Lyft creating a clone of Uber Eats,” Olo CEO Noah Glass told Insider (Dec. 14). The Strategy Lyft’s …

Lyft Rolls into Delivery with Olo Partnership

Lyft is getting into the restaurant delivery business through a new partnership with Olo, following in the tire tracks of its rival Uber, which saw its Eats business overtake ride sharing during the pandemic. As the operator of one of the largest transport networks in North America, Lyft’s entrance into the meal delivery space via …

Lyft announces major push into food delivery, taking the opposite approach to rival Uber

The ride-hailing service Lyft is taking the leap into the competitive food-delivery space through a partnership with the online-ordering giant Olo, the two companies jointly announced Tuesday.  Justin Paris, the head of Lyft Delivery, said the “opportunity size” tied to partnering with Olo is “several hundred thousand deliveries per week.”  Olo, which went public in March, works …

LYFT GETS INTO FOOD DELIVERY, WITH ASSIST FROM OLO

The food delivery world has a new player. Lyft, the ride-hailing giant that competes with Uber, said Tuesday it will start using its drivers to deliver restaurant food via a partnership with online ordering provider Olo. Specifically, Lyft will integrate with Olo’s Dispatch product, which works like this: When a customer places a delivery order …

Lyft, Olo partner to offer restaurant delivery

Dive Brief: Lyft has partnered with Olo to use Olo’s Dispatch product to facilitate delivery across Olo’s network of restaurant brands, the companies announced on Tuesday.  Olo’s product allows restaurants to generate orders through their websites and apps. The platform then selects delivery service providers, including in-house couriers, based on price, timing, availability and other criteria. …

Olo, Uber Expand Restaurant Delivery Fulfillment to Include Alcohol

Olo, which works in on-demand commerce for restaurants, is working alongside Uber to integrate tech to help restaurants expand, a press release says. Uber will put its Uber Direct tech into Dispatch, the delivery fulfillment solution from Olo. That will make efficient delivery technology available. “Through the expansion of our partnership with Uber, we are now able …

Yelp tool helps restaurants manage operations amid off-premise surge

Dive Brief: Yelp on Wednesday announced a new tool, called Yelp Guest Manager, that streamlines its front-of-house products, including Waitlist, Reservations, Kiosk, Takeout and Table Management into one suite. According to an email sent to Restaurant Dive, Guest Manager will help restaurants manage operations as off-premise dining grows in importance.  Yelp Guest Manager integrates with restaurant …

OLO TO ACQUIRE DATA PLATFORM WISELY FOR $187M

Online ordering provider Olo is making its first acquisition. The company said Thursday it will buy Wisely, a maker of customer relationship management software, for $187 million in cash and stock.  Olo said adding Wisely will help restaurants better use data to understand and market to their guests. Wisely’s technology includes automated marketing tools; reservations, waitlist …

Olo to acquire restaurant customer intelligence platform provider Wisely

An on-demand commerce platform for the restaurant industry, Olo, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wisely. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, US, Wisely provides a customer intelligence platform for restaurants that enables them to personalise the guest experience. Wisely co-founder and CEO Mike Vichich said: “By joining with Olo, restaurant brands will have …