Tag: delivery

Tech

What Restaurant Apps Are Tracking on Android Smartphones

4 months ago

Fast-food chains collect more data on customers' smartphones than most consumers even realize.

Tech

Goldbelly Buys Its Long-Distance Restaurant Delivery Competitor FoodyDirect

4 months ago

Goldbelly is now the dominant player in its space, but it's still to be seen how big that space is and what the appetite is for long-distance ordering.

Tech

Yum Brands’ Franchisees Don’t Pay Delivery Fees, Thanks to Grubhub Partnership

5 months ago

Yum Brands' size and scale allows it to negotiate much better deals on delivery partnerships, as executives outlined during the company's annual investor day. No wonder Taco Bell and KFC franchise owners are so excited to participate in the Grubhub integration.

Tech

Amazon Restaurants Still Lags Far Behind U.S. Delivery Rivals

5 months ago

The tech giant's restaurant business arm hasn't grown very much, perhaps by design, but an acquisition or two can change that.

Chains

Pizza Hut Says Its Tech Innovations Haven’t Worked Yet

5 months ago

On one hand, the company has made great strides in upping its digital prowess. But on the other, many of its outdated U.S. outposts do not scream modern technology.

Chains

Applebee’s and IHOP Prove Marketing Gimmicks Can Boost Sales

5 months ago

We're not saying there is anything wrong with Dollar Jollys or Grinch Pancakes, we're only claiming we don't understand why you can't focus on selling menu items based on taste or quality.

People

Interview: Waitr CEO on Failure, Persistence and Delivery

5 months ago

It's been a wild ride for Christopher Meaux, the founder of Waitr, a three-year-old delivery service that started trading publicly in November. Waitr focused on launching outside of major urban centers, and the service does two things differently in this space: fully-employed drivers and low restaurant fees.

Tech

TripAdvisor Expands Restaurant Delivery With DoorDash Partnership

5 months ago

Both TripAdvisor and DoorDash continue to pack on the partnerships in 2018, in hopes of attracting more restaurant owners and consumers to their mobile apps.

Tech

Deliveroo to Raise $500 Million to Improve Negotiating Hand With Uber

5 months ago

How badly do Uber Eats or Amazon really need the money-losing Deliveroo? Enough to value it twice what they did a few months ago? That just seems silly.

Tech

Meituan’s Post-IPO Slump Slows the Chinese Delivery Giant

5 months ago

Meituan appears to be split in too many ways, but one of its strengths has always been it's ability (like Amazon) to deliver anything at any time. Could it survive as a standalone — albeit with a smaller valuation — like delivery services elsewhere?

Chains

5 Big Takeaways From Restaurant Earnings Season

5 months ago

Brands are being pulled in all directions but there are consistent messages coming out of earnings season, both in terms of shortcomings and triumphs.

Tech

Food Delivery Service Waitr Starts Publicly Trading

5 months ago

Waitr didn't go through an initial public offering because of the nature of its acquisition that was announced earlier this year, but Waitr shares are now up for grabs and it'll report quarterly earnings alongside the one other publicly traded food delivery service in the space, Grubhub.