The Food-Delivery App Battle Will Expand to Business Travel

Ruthlessly competitive and exploding in popularity, the food-delivery app market is a fascinating landscape of high-stakes corporate combat. Their rising popularity assures the combatants will be bigger players in business travel in 2020. The nature of their fight, however, isn’t quite so clear. Far more clear is the impact these companies are having on dining […]

The Critical Points: How much are Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats really costing you?

When Chase announced changes to its popular Chase Sapphire Reserve card — including a higher annual fee along with the addition of Lyft benefits, DoorDash credits and a DashPass membership — I wanted to know the exact impact to cardholders. After all, a $100 increase in an annual fee should include a proportional boost to the card’s value proposition. So […]

Food delivery apps to blame for stressed restaurant loans: BankUnited

Call it the other Uber problem. BankUnited in Miami Lakes, Fla., is seeing some stress in its loans to restaurant franchises, and executives say the culprit is an explosion of delivery options that has resulted in fewer people visiting restaurants and ordering high-margin items such as desserts and drinks. During a fourth-quarter earnings call Thursday, […]

Why Bad Data Should be Counterpunched

A new study making the rounds shows DoorDash drivers making just $1.45 base hourly pay before tips and making the food-delivery economy at large look pretty dismal. And without real-world data, this is what makes the news. The report appeared on Salon, and a handful of other news sources, spreading some pretty bad data around […]

Delivery is set to be restaurants’ biggest challenge in 2020, as workers battle ‘tablet hell’ and customers brace for price increases

Experts say that delivery companies and restaurant chains will need to grapple with the question of how to deal with delivery in 2020. The cost of delivery is increasingly being passed on to the customer, in the form of higher delivery fees and more expensive menu items. Meanwhile, workers say they are in “tablet hell,” […]

DoorDash takes the lead in the food delivery wars as the landscape dramatically shifts in 2019

DoorDash captured 33% of the U.S. market, Grubhub 32%, Uber Eats 20% and Postmates 10%. Digital food delivery is projected to be a $467 billion dollar business by 2025. Digital food delivery sale have grown by 13% or more each of the past five years. DoorDash’s rapid growth in 2019 allowed it to edge past […]

No more free lunch: Food-delivery services feeling pressure to finally turn a profit

On-demand food delivery services are being pressured these days to do more than drop off burgers and fries. They must prove they can actually make money—a relatively new requirement for the industry that, for years, has lived large off of investors.  DoorDash, Uber Eats, Postmates, and Grubhub rapidly expanded as customers gobbled up the opportunity […]

Despite Denials, Grubhub Buyout Could Be What Delivers Growth

After rumors surfaced that Grubhub (NYSE:GRUB) hired financial advisors to help it steer a sale of the company, the food delivery service declared it most definitely was not shopping its business, and had no plans to do so. But maybe it ought to rethink that, as a sale looks like the one chance Grubhub has for growth. Driving into the […]

The great food-delivery fight arrives in the US

The appetite for major consolidation sweeping the global food delivery industry has finally reached the U.S. Now the big question is, which combination would be easier to stomach? The fly in the soup may, as ever, be SoftBank Group Corp. Waves of dealmaking have reduced the number of online food delivery players in markets such […]