N.Y. ride-hailing drivers file suit against Uber, allege they are owed millions in undercut wages

Ride-hailing drivers in New York City have filed a lawsuit against Uber that claims the company wrongfully deducted taxes from their paychecks and did not pay them the full income they earned from rides. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, an organization with about 22,000 […]

Uber Eats readies ad sales for restaurants

Ads are coming to Uber Eats. TechCrunch reported that Uber is seeking an executive to help develop and run a new ads business. Under pressure. This makes sense for several reasons. Restaurants have been conditioned by other ad platforms, including Google and Yelp, to pay for placement and exposure. And Uber is under significant pressure from investors to […]

DELIVERY HERO DELIVERED 71M ORDERS IN OCTOBER OVERTAKING UBEREATS AS THE LARGEST FOOD DELIVERY PLATFORM OUTSIDE CHINA

When you’re talking about European outliers, especially in Berlin, it’s impossible to not name Delivery Hero, their meteoric rise did lots to really show what could be built here and especially in Berlin. Successes of such magnitude go a long way in creating critical mass and narrative that attracts inward investment and acts as a […]

Restaurants using the Ordermark order management service now get special deals from Uber Eats

In a new deal tying Uber Eats closer to the Los Angeles-based delivery management service Ordermark, the companies are offering special discounts to restaurants that use the service. Uber Eats  is giving all Ordermark restaurants a preferred fee rate, waiving the upfront set-up fee, and fully eliminating the need for the Uber Eats tablet in the restaurant, the companies […]

Uber Puts the Brakes on Growth at Any Cost

Uber Technologies Inc. seems to have decided to stop chasing stupid growth. This is exactly what investors wanted, yet the company’s latest results, announced on Monday, show how far Uber has to go to be sustainable and rational. In the third quarter, the total value of Uber rides, restaurant meal deliveries and other transactions increased […]

Trouble cooking? GrubHub, Uber Eats get pushback from restaurants on fees

NEW YORK (Reuters) – In a letter to investors before its share price plunged last week, online food delivery service GrubHub Inc (GRUB.N) cited its profitable ties with small and medium-sized restaurants, saying they generate 80% of the orders on its platform. “This is a highly lucrative relationship for both parties,” the letter said. But […]

Uber Eats’ Hungry New Strategy: Dominate or Exit

Uber unveiled an aggressive strategy for its food delivery business: Become one of the top two players in cities where it operates or retreat from those areas within the next year and a half. During the third quarter, Uber Eats missed Wall Street’s expectations for its gross bookings, or the money collected on the service […]

Uber Eats launches delivery alternative with new pickup feature

Uber Eats is putting consumers in the driver’s seat with a new feature without delivery fees. The on-demand food service from ride-hailing company Uber launched a pickup feature nationwide Friday, officials shared exclusively with USA TODAY. The feature was tested in San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas and Austin, Texas, prior to the roll-out. “This gives eaters more flexibility in […]

WeWork’s Collapse Could Be a Warning for Food Delivery Apps

The unprecedented collapse of the We Company, which went from a $47 billion debutante to the brink of failure in just a few short weeks, marked a turning point in the stock market. Investors have since become warier of several other recent IPO’s, sending stock prices for a number of them, including Uber (NYSE:UBER) and Lyft, plunging. The market has become skeptical […]

The Biggest Names in Food Delivery Are Getting into the Restaurant Business

DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats all made ‘virtual restaurant’ announcements this month. Online restaurant delivery services are flourishing, in large part, because they fill a void: an easy, one-stop way to order food from a variety of your favorite restaurants and have it brought directly to your door. But as the industry has matured, more and […]