California Passes Landmark AB5 Gig-Economy Legislation

The California legislature passed a hotly...

Big Restaurants Seeing Delivery as a Pillar, not a Hurdle

Publicly traded restaurants like McDonald’s,...

From Pot to DoorDash, Delivery Dudes CEO Gets Real

There is only one delivery dude in this...

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DoorDash Continues Building Automation Dream Team

A couple weeks after acquiring Caviar, DoorDash made another acquisition. This time the fast-growth delivery company acquired automation and remote-driving startup, Scotty Labs. Don’t fret if the company’s name doesn’t ring a bell. The young startup was founded in...

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Big Restaurants Seeing Delivery as a Pillar, not a Hurdle

Publicly traded restaurants like McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Wingstop are just a few of the mega brands that were early adopters of delivery. Others, like Chipotle, Starbucks and the Yum Brands trio of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut were later adopters. As part of its...

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Big Restaurants Seeing Delivery as a Pillar, not a Hurdle

Publicly traded restaurants like McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Wingstop are just a few of the mega brands that were early adopters of delivery. Others, like Chipotle, Starbucks and the Yum Brands trio of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut were later adopters. As part of its...

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Starbucks Preps 2020 Delivery Rollout

Starbucks Preps 2020 Delivery Rollout

Starbucks announced plans to deliver directly to consumers all across the U.S. through a new partnership with Uber Eats. Starting in early 2020, the Seattle-based coffee purveyor aims to expand beyond an initial 11-city rollout that demonstrated successful “operation...

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Postmates Adds Google Exec to Board

Postmates added a high-profile executive from Google to its board of directors. Kristin Reinke, vice president of finance at Google, joins as an independent director and is now part of a leadership group including Postmates’ founders and long-term investors. “As...

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New York City Looking Into Grubhub Charges

Details are few, but multiple reports suggest the New York City Council is looking into fees charged to restaurants by Grubhub and other delivery providers. First reported by the New York Post, a hearing is scheduled by the city council’s Committee on Small Business...

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Consumer Reports Rates Grocery Delivery Services

Looking at which online grocery delivery brands offer the freshest food the fastest and most cost-effectively, Consumer Reports just published a ranking that listed Target-owned Shipt as the best groceries-on-demand service. Consumer Reports is a subscription-based...

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Summer Orders: Less Soup, More Poke

Summer Orders: Less Soup, More Poke

Bite Squad, now a subsidiary of Waitr, released data around what people order during the summer months. In a list predicting this summer’s fastest-growing delivery items, the company pointed to high-growth items seen last summer between June 1 and August 31. This...

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Uber is Building Virtual Restaurants Too?

Like Deliveroo overseas and DoorDash in the U.S., Uber is testing its own virtual kitchen concept. While the company hasn’t officially announced a delivery-only kitchen, an unnamed Bloomberg source told the publication that Uber has been leasing kitchen space in Paris...

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