Food On Demand News Briefs – June 2018

ezDispatch Targets Catering-specific Delivery Orders Business catering marketplace ezCater recently launched ezDispatch, a new offering that connects restaurants and caterers to third-party delivery companies in their area. Restaurants can opt to use ezDispatch to...

California Supreme Court Shakes Up Delivery Driver Status

In its recent ruling, the California Supreme Court essentially flipped on its head the test for determining independent contractor status by presuming everyone is an employee unless the hiring entity can prove otherwise. The ruling, issued April 30, makes it more...

Grubhub Reports Record Results

Rocket-fueled growth in third-party delivery got another positive data point this week, with Grubhub reporting record first quarter results that included 49% revenue growth during the first quarter of 2018. For the first quarter, Grubhub posted revenue of $232.6...

Papa John’s Testing Beer Delivery

Joining Pizza Hut, which started delivering beer in December, Papa John’s launched a limited test of beer delivery in April. The Louisville, Kentucky-based pizza chain, the third-largest in the country, is first trying out beer delivery in Jeffersonville, Indiana, a...

Updates on Third-Party Delivery

Two third-party delivery services have launched a partnership with major brands. DoorDash is moving further into grocery delivery with a new partnership with Walmart in the Atlanta market. “You can use the term ‘white label,’ but our drivers still will often wear the...