Up to 91% More Expensive: How Delivery Apps Eat Up Your Budget

Uber Eats, DoorDash and Postmates might be convenient, but the apps are making you pay a juicy premium. After a long day, you have probably done some back-of-the-napkin math and decided there was no point in going out for dinner when you could get food brought to your door for the same cost, plus a […]

Food Delivery Services DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates Might Merge

One way to figure out how long someone’s lived in San Francisco is to bring up app-based food delivery. To folks who arrived here after their popularity (say, in the early 2010s), it’s a service that’s always been here and is too ubiquitous to fail. But folks who have lived here longer than that have […]

TASCHINGER: Waitr’s app is better than its business model

The smartphone app that allows you to order food from a smorgasbord of restaurants and get it delivered to your door is brilliant. It’s easy, fast and efficient. (It may cause you to spend too much on meals you could prepare for yourself instead, but that’s another column.) Yet this killer app, and countless others […]

Still A Long Haul To Longevity For Restaurant Delivery Services

For restaurant delivery providers, long-anticipated, major consolidation always seems just around the corner. Until it happens, there’s the elusive and never-ending quest for the kind of scale that can generate sustainable profits. Before Grubhub explained its recent fourth quarter and fiscal 2019 financials last week, it sought to dispel rumors that it was up for […]

Uber Rides Is Strong But Eats Is A Dead Weight

… The more revenue Uber Eats brings in, the larger the losses. This past quarter Uber Eats was able to improve its sales by 154% year-over-year, but the segment’s EBITDA was down 111%, somehow losing more than it netted in sales. Segment Concerns Uber Eats is operating in a very competitive landscape. There are a […]

Chicago restaurateurs want tighter regulations around your next delivery

Chicago’s restaurant landscape is becoming more competitive and a powerful organization representing some owners wants the city to take a closer look at how delivery providers like Grubhub and Uber Eats handle your food. The Illinois Restaurant Association is pushing Chicago aldermen for new regulations around food delivery conditions—including food handling and car cleanliness—setting up a potential battle with […]

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, […]

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 Contractors Earn Less Than Dogshit, Study Finds

Delivery platform DoorDash has been at the top of the public’s most hated gig economy value extraction firms for some time, owing largely to its prior policy of subsidizing its wages with customers’ tips. According to a study released today, even with that policy repealed, the efficiency of DoorDash’s race-to-the-bottom pay structure nets workers an estimated $1.45 […]

No free lunch, but almost:

Food delivery app DoorDash has grown rapidly into the national industry leader, serving all 50 states and outpacing GrubHub, Uber Eats, Postmates, and other players with an estimated 35% marketshare in a rapidly-expanding segment. The company is reportedly preparing for an IPO and has been valued at a remarkable $12.6 billion.  DoorDash has also been […]