Tag: delivery

Tech

DoorDash Raises $250 Million Nearly Tripling Its Valuation

8 months ago

DoorDash is on fire. There's lots of room to grow in the delivery market — remember, nearly half of delivery orders are still placed over the phone — but its new technology, strong chain partnerships, and influx of cash are teeing it up as a force to be reckoned with in the space.

Tech

Food Delivery Service Waitr Is Rapidly Expanding Under New Ownership

8 months ago

Scaling up is great for the service, but it's not immune to growing pains along the way.

Tech

DoorDash Adds Free In-Store Pickup and a Subscription Plan

9 months ago

The delivery story is far more complex than a few strong players battling to bring you dinner. It's about customer loyalty and retention and, for the companies involved, becoming an indispensable part of daily life.

Chains

Starbucks Partners With Alibaba to Roll Out Delivery in China

9 months ago

Starbucks is betting that this partnership will help triple the coffee chain's revenues in the country in the next five years. The power of delivery is not to be underestimated here.

Tech

Grubhub Shuts Down Eat24

9 months ago

This decision comes as no surprise. Unlike Seamless, Eat24 didn't have the same brand identity with its core customers. If there's no potential customer blowback, it makes more sense to convert those users over to Grubhub.

Chains

McDonald’s Delivery Business Is Booming

9 months ago

McDonald's is proving just how profitable delivery can be for restaurants in this space. For the chains that continue to hold back on delivery, it's their loss.

People

DoorDash Poaches New CFO From Uber

9 months 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

9 months 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

9 months 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

9 months 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

9 months 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

10 months 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.