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Ghost Kitchens at the Top of the World

Ghost Kitchens at the Top of the World

Ghost kitchens don’t exactly conjure up the sexy, flashy image of the best restaurants in the world. These multi-tenant, delivery-focused spaces are often built in non-desirable real estate, with the priority on access for delivery drivers and affordable rent to make...

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

Grubhub Reports Shaky Growth Going into JET Transaction

Grubhub (NYSE: GRUB) reported strong second-quarter results and gave a few updates on the Just Eat Takeaway.com (JET) transaction. The company released the results without an earnings call as the company has chosen not to hold calls until the close of the JET...

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Target Goes National with Grocery Pickup Rollout

Target is diving deeper into online groceries with news that the Minneapolis-based retailer is bringing its fresh grocery pickup service national after successful pilots in the Twin Cities and Kansas City markets. Starting last week, Target’s expanded in-store order...

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The Deliverers

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

Chowbus Nabs Eight-Figure Investment for Asian Food Delivery

Now that meal delivery has expanded far beyond the urban markets that fueled the industry’s growth the last decade, some delivery providers are differentiating themselves with a more selective roster of restaurants. First came Slice, which focuses exclusively on pizza...

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Best Practices

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

Worldly Ghost Delivery Startup Launches in Boise

Boise might not have a reputation for world-class dining or cutting-edge technology, but Crave Delivery looks to change that mindset. In a confluence of fine dining, new delivery trends and new restaurant operational models, the company just launched in Boise and two...

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FOD Briefs

Lyft, &pizza Pair Up on Late-Night Employee Rides

Lyft, &pizza Pair Up on Late-Night Employee Rides

Lyft and &pizza, the tech-savvy fast-casual East Coat pizza brand, announced a new partnership to bring &pizza employees in Washington, D.C. a reliable late-night transit option. This isn’t exactly news in the off-premises world, but is another step forward in...

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Grubhub, Just Salad Partner on Virtual Restaurant

Grubhub, Just Salad Partner on Virtual Restaurant

Another week brings yet another example of a third-party delivery company partnering with a restaurant to launch a new virtual restaurant. This latest is New York City-based Just Salad partnering with Grubhub to launch Health Tribes, a digital-only concept that...

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Delivery Bots ‘Paused’ After Accessibility Incident

Delivery Bots ‘Paused’ After Accessibility Incident

Stuck because a robot won’t move out of the way might sound like a dumb episode of “Black Mirror,” but that was the reality for a doctoral student on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Emily Ackerman, a chemical engineering student who uses a wheelchair, said she...

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Uber Buys Chilean Online Grocery Provider

Uber Buys Chilean Online Grocery Provider

Uber is getting into the online grocery business, which is increasingly being bundled into the same ecosystem as third-party restaurant delivery. In acquiring majority ownership of online grocer Cornershop, Uber will now have a toehold in Chile, Mexico, Peru and...

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Ordermark Partners-Up for Social Media Ordering

The idea of ordering food via social media is gaining more and more traction as messaging platforms gobble up our lives. Huge numbers of consumers live their life on some messaging app or another, be it Slack, Messenger or whatever. Ordermark is sliding right in via a...

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Grubhub Announces ‘Perks,’ Adding Offers, Loyalty

Grubhub Announces ‘Perks,’ Adding Offers, Loyalty

Grubhub this week announced new functionality dubbed “perks.” The new in-app feature means new options for diners and restaurant owners to better tailor the experience and potentially entice diners to order from them. It might not seem like a huge deal, but for a long...

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