DoorDash, Uber, Grubhub Fall as NYC Passes Food-Delivery Rules

Food-delivery companies DoorDash  (DASH) – Get DoorDash Report, Uber Eats  (UBER) – Get Uber Technologies, Inc. Report, and Grubhub  (GRUB) – Get Grubhub, Inc. Report fell after New York City passed legislation to tighten regulation on the industry and boost delivery workers’ rights.  The measures require restaurants to grant couriers access to bathrooms. They set minimum per-trip payments as well as a guarantee …

DoorDash rolls out alcohol delivery to 20 states

Dive Brief: DoorDash expanded its marketplace on Monday to include beer, wine and spirits on demand across 20 states and Washington, D.C., as well as Canada and Australia, reaching more than 100 million customers, according to a press release sent to Restaurant Dive.  Where legally permissible, customers can toggle to the alcohol tab in DoorDash’s …

Uber Eats, Postmates deploy tiered pricing structures

Dive Brief: Uber Eats and Postmates today announced a new tiered pricing structure, with 15%, 25% and 30% fee plans.  Uber Eats began testing new fee offerings in late 2020 based on feedback from partner restaurants, and the platform’s new pricing was created with input from thousands of U.S. operators, Sarfraz Maredia, vice president of …

Uber Eats for Business wants to deliver treats for hybrid workers everywhere

Getting some tasty incentives to return to the office could soon be more common following a major expansion from Uber for Business. The business arm of Uber is upgrading its Eats for Business platform to address the changes being encountered by businesses across the globe as workers increasingly shift to a hybrid working model that sees them …

Inside Instacart’s frenzied summer of unsuccessful dealmaking with Uber and DoorDash

Mike Kane/Bloomberg via Getty Images Instacart’s former CEO Apoorva Mehta suggested DoorDash acquire Instacart, source tells Insider. Incoming Instacart CEO Fidji Simo also got involved in DoorDash deal talks. DoorDash passed on the deal. Uber also passed on an app integration with Instacart. In early summer, Instacart’s co-founder and then CEO Apoorva Mehta reached out to …

The new restaurant that just delivered dinner could be a spinoff of one of these popular chains

Virtual brands are restaurants that exist only on third-party delivery apps. Their creators use existing restaurant kitchens to whip up orders from a menu that was designed for off-premise customers. Pizza, chicken wings and burgers are popular because those foods travel well. DoorDash delivery personSource: DoorDash A few years ago, established restaurant companies were creating new …

Why Grubhub Took Over Room Service at Resorts World Las Vegas

Expect more attempts by tech companies to become outsourced vendors for hospitality companies. Resorts want to manage their labor costs tightly during the pandemic. Grubhub is making a fresh attempt to become an outsourced vendor that operates room service for resorts and hotels. The Chicago-based food delivery service found a client in Resort World Las Vegas, a newly …

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 …

WHY OLO VIEWS THE DRIVE-THRU AS A BARRIER

Fast-food chains love the drive-thru. The lane that allows for fast, low-contact food delivery became a lifeline during the pandemic and a pillar of many chains’ future plans. Online ordering provider Olo, on the other hand, sees the traditional drive-thru as something of an impediment. “The whole premise of Olo’s original proposition of ‘skip the line’ was there shouldn’t …

Deal Of The Day: Why DoorDash Buying Instacart Would Create A Powerhouse

The fast-moving grocery delivery business got a new shock on Wednesday when The Information reported that DoorDash has held talks in recent months about exploring a possible acquisition of Instacart in a deal that would be valued between $40 billion and $50 billion. According to one analyst, the move makes sense and would create a powerful combination. …