Postmates Gets ‘Unicorn’ Status with $300M Investment

Postmates is the name of the week when it comes...

ezCater Acquires French-based GoCater

After attracting a cool $100 million of investor...

Naf Naf Grill Officially Begins Third-Party Delivery

The fast-growing Middle Eastern concept Naf Naf Grill has been putting a lot of work into its delivery infrastructure and is now open for business.

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Reports: Uber Might Buy Deliveroo

Reports: Uber Might Buy Deliveroo

Bloomberg has reported that Uber might be buying Europe’s Deliveroo, a major player in the continent’s third-party delivery landscape. According to the report, Uber Technologies is in talks to plunk down “several billion dollars” for Deliveroo, citing unnamed people familiar with the potential deal.

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All things finance, mergers, acquisitions and funding from around the industry.

Postmates Gets ‘Unicorn’ Status with $300M Investment

Postmates is the name of the week when it comes to investments. The third-party delivery provider announced a $300 million investment form Tiger Capital today. According to a press release, the new funds will go toward growth and investments in efficiency. With this...

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Take-Aways from a Tourist in Denmark

There are lots of reasons to pay attention to culinary trends coming out of Denmark. First of all: Noma, the restaurant claiming the No.1 restaurant in the world distinction for four years is in Copenhagen, along with three-star Geranium and other Michelin Star...

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The Deliverers

All the news from the biggest and smallers third-party delivery firms.

Reports: Uber Might Buy Deliveroo

Bloomberg has reported that Uber might be buying Europe’s Deliveroo, a major player in the continent’s third-party delivery landscape. According to the report, Uber Technologies is in talks to plunk down “several billion dollars” for Deliveroo, citing unnamed people familiar with the potential deal.

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Best Practices

What are your peers doing in delivery? Get some of the best practices out there.

Delivery Not an Automatic ‘Yes’ for Casual-Dining Brands

As casual-dining chains saw traffic decline over the past decade, many began turning to delivery as a way to draw customers and boost off-premise sales. It’s a strategy that’s showing results and some companies are doubling down on what’s becoming not merely an industry trend but a fundamental shift in how restaurants operate.

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FOD Briefs

McDonald’s, Wendy’s Check Sizes Doubling with Delivery

As McDonald’s and Wendy’s continue expanding third-party delivery at a growing number of locations, the mega-chain restaurants are reporting average check sizes 1.5 to two times higher than traditional, dine-in customers according to a new report from Stephens. “We...

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Foodsby raises $13.5 million in new venture capital

Foodsby, a Minneapolis-based office catering company, raised $13.5 million in a Series B funding round led by Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking. Greycroft Partners, Corazon Capital and Rally Ventures also participated, and this latest round increases Foodsby’s total...

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Kroger to expand online grocery delivery with Instacart

After less than a year of partnering with same-day grocery delivery service Instacart, supermarket giant Kroger announced it’s expanding the service to another 75 markets by late October. That increase means Instacart will be available at more than 1,600 Kroger stores...

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Chipotle launches direct delivery through its app

In a move to keep customers on its own website and app, Chipotle began offering direct delivery without sending customers to a third-party service platform. Still powered by Doordash, the in-app delivery order function is now available in all 70 markets at the more...

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Bite Squad and DoorDash Add Cities; Postmates Builds Hub

Showing no slowdown from 2017 when it acquired 17 local restaurant delivery companies, Bite Squad added service to 100 U.S. cities with another 100 planned for the rest of the year. By the end of the year, the company expects to be in 400 cities across 22 states....

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