Tag: delivery

Tech

Chinese Restaurant Delivery and Review Giant Meituan Files for IPO

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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 years 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 years ago

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

Tech

Hospitality Giant Buys Delivery Service Waitr for $308 Million

2 years ago

With the influx of money and exposure from the deal, Waitr will be better positioned to compete as Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats rapidly expand into the second and third tier markets that Waitr previously dominated.

Tech

Uber Eats Doubles Down on POS Integration with orderTalk Acquisition

2 years ago

Just as competitors start to pull ahead, Uber Eats makes waves with an acquisition announcement that speaks volumes about its priorities and future strategy.

Operations

Uber Wants to Deliver Your Restaurant Takeout by Drone

2 years ago

Great for the suburbs, perhaps, but downright silly for cities.

Operations

Deliveroo and Uber Eats Are Sharing London Restaurants’ Low Food Safety Scores

2 years ago

Restaurants may hate it, but it's a consumer-first approach that can build loyalty in a world where there's often little difference between the giant delivery apps.

Tech

Local Companies Still Deliver Amid Growing National Competition

2 years ago

Instead of bowing out under pressure from national competition, local food delivery services in smaller markets across the U.S. are seeing sales lifts and renewed restaurant partnerships as Grubhub and Uber Eats show up on their scene.

Tech

Grubhub’s Aggressive Growth Fueled by Chain Partnerships

2 years ago

Like everyone in the delivery space, Grubhub has extremely aggressive expansion plans and is looking to shore up as many restaurant chain partnerships as possible. In the race to grab market share, it's positioning itself as the one to beat.