Uber Eats will let you order weed in Ontario but won’t deliver

Uber is partnering with a cannabis retailer in Canada to allow cannabis purchases via its Uber Eats food delivery platform. The arrangement does not include delivery of weed orders, however, but makes it possible for users in Ontario to order products from Tokyo Smoke in a dedicated section on the Uber Eats app. For customers in Ontario, …

Uber Eats allowing marijuana orders in Canada

Uber Eats is now allowing people in Ontario, Canada to order marijuana. However, the company won’t deliver the product, according to CNN. Instead, users will have to pick up their order from a Tokyo Smoke store. Canada legalized recreations marijuana in 2018. While the marijuana order option is only available in Canada right now, Uber’s CEO …

Toast Announces New Products to Help Restaurants Quickly Access Sales, Make Takeout and Delivery More Profitable and Better Retain Employees

BOSTON, November 16, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Toast (NYSE: TOST), the all-in-one platform built for restaurants, today announced a number of new products at Spark, its restaurant innovation event. Designed to help restaurants succeed as the industry undergoes rapid digital transformation, additions to the Toast platform address increasing challenges of accessing sales faster, profitably managing takeout and delivery …

DoorDash, Grubhub add self-delivery flexibility

Dive Brief: DoorDash has added a “flexible fulfillment” feature to its self-delivery product first introduced last year, enabling partner restaurants to use DoorDash driver or in-house delivery staff to complete DoorDash orders, according to a press release emailed to Restaurant Dive.  Meanwhile, Grubhub has launched a new “supplemental delivery” feature, expanding self-delivery restaurants’ delivery boundaries on its marketplace so such …

Grubhub and Foodsby Talk Corporate Delivery During the Pandemic

While COVID-19 was a boon for the meal delivery business, office deliveries were hit hard. “When the pandemic hit we thought, ‘okay, this will just shift to the home,’” said Zak Edgington, head of corporate sales-western region at Grubhub. But that didn’t happen immediately. “We took a hit the first couple of months.”  Eventually, though, …

More than half of consumers order directly from restaurants

More than half, 58%, of U.S. consumers are skipping aggregators when ordering from restaurants. That is a top finding of a Paytronix study regarding food delivery aggregators, an ordering method some consumers find convenient, but others avoid due to perceived high costs, according to a press release. The research revealed 17% of consumers who regularly …

DoorDash? Uber Eats? Nope. Customers Want To Order Direct.

Given the massive rise of food-delivery services, including DoorDash, Uber Eats and GrubHub, it would be easy to assume they’ve become the favorite brands of hungry people everywhere. But a surprising new report from PYMNTS finds that’s not the case at all: Just 17% of people in its recent research order through one of these …

Grubhub now lets restaurants expand their own delivery zone with supplemental delivery

Grubhub announced Wednesday the launch of a new feature that allows restaurants that do their own delivery to expand their delivery zone by partnering with the third-party delivery company. The supplemental delivery service will let restaurants maintain independence by using their own delivery drivers within a specific radius while Grubhub drivers pick up the slack …

NYC’s iconic $1 pizza slice scorched by staggering inflation

You’re gonna need more dough for that slice. The price of pizza is soaring in the Big Apple thanks to a dyspeptic recipe of inflationary food costs, a global supply-chain crisis and national labor shortage. The sticker shock is hitting pizza-passionate Gothamites right in the gut. “It’s a little bit scary at times,” said Slone Elias, a customer …

P.F. Chang’s wants to offer self-delivery nationwide by 2023

Prior to the pandemic, P.F. Chang’s managed catering deliveries in-house and was already exploring self-delivery solutions. The chain didn’t expect the COVID-19 crisis to prime its customers to engage with its native channels, allowing the Asian fast casual to deepen diner loyalty, increase order frequency and better own its off-premise offerings.  “With all of the challenges …