Tag: delivery

People

DoorDash Poaches New CFO From Uber

12 hours ago

DoorDash CEO Tony Xu scooped up Uber's global head of finance in part because of his experience helping prepare Uber for its incoming IPO. Watch out, Grubhub.

Tech

Chipotle’s New In-App Delivery Means Less Clicks to Get Your Fix

12 hours ago

The move makes sense from all angles: Chipotle drives up digital sales, DoorDash builds on its white label service, and customers benefit from a more seamless ordering process.

Operations

Delivery Will Hit Restaurants Like Amazon Hit Retail

2 days ago

Smart restaurants will figure out the best way to price food for delivery, find the right partner (or handle it themselves), make a conscious decision to focus on the in-restaurant experience. Whatever they choose, they can't sit around and wait.

Tech

Polish Restaurant Group to Invest in Spanish Delivery Startup Glovo

3 days ago

Buying a burger chain and investing in a delivery startup in the same week? AmRest isn't playing around.

Operations

Pizza Hut Leverages the Power of Sports and Beer Delivery

1 week ago

Pizza delivery, beer, and televised sports go hand-in-hand. It's almost as if a pizza chain that distanced itself from major sports events would falter. Oh, wait...

Operations

Ex-Deliveroo Exec Tests Branded Ghost Kitchens in Paris

3 weeks ago

We're not going to say that if it doesn't work in New York, it won't work elsewhere. So we'll just suggest that this Paris operation work hard not to underestimate labor or logistics and think seriously about pricing as well.

Tech

Chinese Restaurant Delivery and Review Giant Meituan Files for IPO

4 weeks ago

This mashup of Yelp, Grubhub, and Groupon doesn't quite have an equal in other markets and it's growth is a clear signal that Chinese consumers are far ahead of their global peers when it comes to mobile engagement around restaurants.

Chains

Olive Garden Is Still Extremely Cautious on Delivery

4 weeks ago

Cautious isn't necessarily a bad approach, but delivery is a growing business for many competitors and it may be costing Olive Garden to be so slow to adopt.

Tech

Food Delivery Services Can’t Find Enough Drivers to Meet Demand

1 month ago

Drivers are a key metric of growth for third-party delivery services, so this is a huge problem for Grubhub and its competition in the space. Consolidation could be in the future for the services that can't figure out how to handle issues like driver hiring and retention while relentlessly chasing scale.

Tech

Chinese Restaurant Review and Delivery Platform Meituan Plans $6 Billion IPO

1 month ago

Meituan offers a lot more to consumers than what Yelp or Grubhub can do at this point, but you can bet that U.S. competitors in this space are watching that valuation closely.

Tech

Uber CEO on Doing $6 Billion in Restaurant Delivery Business

2 months ago

Uber only sees a fraction of the $6 billion that runs through its apps, but it's a significant sign of the activity it facilitates (and takes a cut of, too).

Independents

Katz’s Deli Now Has a Subscription Pastrami Service

2 months ago

The price point is interesting here. Clearly, Katz isn't positioning its product on the high end rather than competing on price. Smart.