Firehouse CEO Predicts Coming Delivery ‘Shakeout’

As many chain restaurants face flat or declining...

Misfits Market Takes on Food Waste with Ugly Produce

Your next food delivery could be packed with ugly fruits and vegetables, and that’s a good thing.
Every year, Americans waste a staggering amount of food. The best guess is between one-third and one-half of all food goes to waste. The USDA estimates between 30 and 40 percent and a 2010 study of waste put the economic value at $161 billion in wasted food.

Postmates Introduces ‘Serve,’ Its Robotic Delivery Rover

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Jimmy John’s: No Third-Party Delivery for Us, Ever

Jimmy John’s: No Third-Party Delivery for Us, Ever

Jimmy likes delivery, but Jimmy doesn’t like third-party delivery. In fact, Jimmy won’t ever be using third-party delivery no matter what. This is the message from Jimmy John’s, the inescapable sandwich franchise that has its own in-house delivery team. In a strange press release, the Illinois-based franchise announced it will “never authorize” third-party companies like UberEats or DoorDash to deliver its sandwiches.  

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Unilever Acquires Graze

Unilever Acquires Graze

Europe’s seventh-most valuable company and global food giant Unilever announced it has acquired the holding company of Graze, the UK-based healthy snack subscription provider. Founded in 2008, Graze ships its customers a range of nuts, seeds, trail mixes and snack...

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Firehouse CEO Predicts Coming Delivery ‘Shakeout’

As many chain restaurants face flat or declining traffic, Firehouse Subs bucked industry trends last year with gains in average unit volumes and overall traffic, which CEO Don Fox attributed exclusively to a thriving off-premises business. With a phalanx of headwinds...

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The Deliverers

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Reading the Postmates IPO Tea Leaves

With San Francisco-based Postmates filing to go public later this year, the cohort of publicly traded delivery providers is swelling to three, a boon for anyone tracking the behind-the-scenes financials of this still-growing, not-always-profitable segment of the restaurant industry.

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Best Practices

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

Solving the Crispy Fry Challenge

Anchor’s line of Crisp Food Technologies containers feature raised air flow channels on the bottom to promote cross-flow ventilation and clear anti-fog vented dome lids.

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FOD Briefs

Pizza Hut Boosting Beer Delivery Ahead of Super Bowl

Getting inebriated at home is about to become even easier with news that Pizza Hut is boosting its beer delivery pilot to a second round of states equating to nearly 300 restaurants across Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina and Ohio—with additional locations...

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Online Grocery Sales Forecasted to Grow in ‘19

U.S. consumers are predicted to continue migrating online for grocery shopping, with a new study suggesting online grocery sales will expand an additional 15% during 2019, increasing the overall share captured online in 2019 to 6.3%; however, providers that offer...

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TripAdvisor, DoorDash Partner to Feed Travelers

Heading anywhere during the holidays or beyond? Be forewarned: you may get hungry. In an interesting partnership—one of countless announced with delivery providers in recent weeks—TripAdvisor has partnered with DoorDash in more than 1,800 cities throughout North...

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Panera Adding Breakfast to In-House Delivery Program

Panera Bread has reportedly passed $2 billion in digital sales this year, double the previous year, as the brand launches a new breakfast delivery program starting with 231 cities and towns across the country. In a press release, Panera said breakfast can now be...

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