Chipotle’s First Digital Kitchen One of Many to Come

When Chipotle's first digital-only restaurant...

EatStreet Shoots for Midwest Delivery Dominance

Started in a dorm room 10 years ago, Madison, Wisconsin-based EatStreet has raked in $50 million in investment funds, which helped the company expand to four states and 25 delivery markets across the Midwest. With W-2 drivers, rather than independent contractors, EatStreet is finding success in the shadows of the delivery industry’s giants.

DoorDash Finally Files to Go Public

Seven years after its founding, DoorDash filed its Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today signaling its imminent intent to become a publicly traded company. This is a significant milestone for the San Francisco-based company and the delivery industry as a whole, finally providing a look inside the economics of the largest U.S. delivery provider by market share.

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Your Fare Expands Capabilities with Two Acquisitions

Your Fare continues a busy year with two transformational acquisitions. The Austin-based order integration and logistics company acquired Pronto, an online ordering solution for restaurants. The acquisition comes on the tails of Your Fare purchasing Beyond4, a SMS and...

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Testing Third-Party Convenience Stores

By Tom Kaiser and Nicholas Upton There’s nothing more convenient than doing nothing. One tiny step below that is opening a delivery app to plug in a convenience store order, now that so many third-party delivery services have added C-store delivery to their...

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The Deliverers

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

Experienced ‘Zees Launch Off-Premises Domination Consultancy

Two experienced restaurant coaches that are restaurant operators themselves have joined forces to launch Off-Premises Domination, a consultancy focused on helping smaller-scale operators maximize their opportunities in the realms of takeout, delivery, drive-thru and catering, among others.

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Best Practices

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

Peak Virtual Restaurants? Not Even Close

With the explosion of virtual operations in response to the pandemic, it bears asking: what is peak virtual restaurant? According to panelists in a session of the Restaurant Finance Monitor's Restaurant Finance Week, we aren't even close. The panel, titled The...

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Chowly Nabs Grubhub Integration

Chowly Nabs Grubhub Integration

Two Chicago delivery-focused brands are finally formally integrated now that Chowly has entered into a partnership with Grubhub to bring its menu management and order fulfillment solution to restaurants on the Grubhub marketplace.

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DoorDash Helping Closed Restaurants “Reopen for Delivery”

DoorDash Helping Closed Restaurants “Reopen for Delivery”

DoorDash is rolling out a new program to help restaurants reopen as delivery-only locations. It’s the first partnership in the delivery brand’s new “Reopen for Delivery” initiative to help restaurants reopen without the typical, arduous overhead costs of a traditional brick-and-mortar location. 

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Zuul Opens ‘Virtual Food Hall’ in New York

Zuul Opens ‘Virtual Food Hall’ in New York

To help returning office workers tap back into their daily routine with some pizza, subs and all the fusions of New York’s lunch scene, Zuul has opened a virtual food hall. Zuul, a New York-based ghost kitchen operator, announced that the project dubbed Zuul Market...

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Uber Eats Releases Survey of Delivery During the Pandemic

Uber Eats Releases Survey of Delivery During the Pandemic

A new survey of restaurant operators on the Uber Eats platform shows many feel that, were it not for third-party delivery volume, the vast majority would have had to lay off staff members or cut staff hours to get through the pandemic. Putting a finer point on it,...

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Low ABV Drink Maker and Membership Club Snags $4.5 Million

Low ABV Drink Maker and Membership Club Snags $4.5 Million

If you love cocktails, but don’t like to get drunk or go outside, there’s a new multi-million-dollar startup looking to plug you into a low-alcohol cocktail membership. With the promise of reviving “aperitif culture,” Haus secured $4.5 million in seed funding from a...

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Chicago Restaurants Getting Grocery Delivery

Chicago Restaurants Getting Grocery Delivery

MyValue365.com, a Chicago-based ethnic grocery ordering and delivery company that’s previously focused on at-home consumers, announced its entry into B2B grocery-delivery business, which includes deliveries to restaurants. This offering is a part of the company’s new...

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