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

Wetzel’s Delivery Test Brings Surprises

Just a few weeks into a test of delivery for Wetzel’s Pretzels, new CEO Jennifer Schuler counts two surprises, in a good way. “We all know the average ticket for delivery is higher; ours has been significantly higher,” with the number of items per invoice about 75...

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Research

Data and insights from around the Food On Demand space.

Driver App Makes for Safer Delivery Drivers

If you’re Uber, Grubhub or DoorDash directing a huge fleet of delivery drivers or a restaurant with a lean-and-mean in-house delivery team, you have a vested interest in making sure your drivers are as safe as possible. Whether it’s causing an accident or just being a...

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The Deliverers

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

Consumer Interest Trends Toward Services Delivered

Last week, research firm AlixPartners put out an interesting look on where the delivery world goes next, and one key part of the next delivery phase looks like it may be coming fast. According to that survey, the U.S. delivery market is in the middle of “Wave 2,”...

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Best Practices

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

Listening for Delivery in Vegas

Fresh home from the Franchise Finance & Growth Conference in Vegas, I tallied the number of times I heard third-party delivery during the countless brand presentations throughout the three-day event—and it was a lot. The audience heard everything from “all in” to...

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FOD Briefs

McDonald’s, Wendy’s Check Sizes Doubling with Delivery

As McDonald’s and Wendy’s continue expanding third-party delivery at a growing number of locations, the mega-chain restaurants are reporting average check sizes 1.5 to two times higher than traditional, dine-in customers according to a new report from Stephens. “We...

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Foodsby raises $13.5 million in new venture capital

Foodsby, a Minneapolis-based office catering company, raised $13.5 million in a Series B funding round led by Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking. Greycroft Partners, Corazon Capital and Rally Ventures also participated, and this latest round increases Foodsby’s total...

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Kroger to expand online grocery delivery with Instacart

After less than a year of partnering with same-day grocery delivery service Instacart, supermarket giant Kroger announced it’s expanding the service to another 75 markets by late October. That increase means Instacart will be available at more than 1,600 Kroger stores...

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Chipotle launches direct delivery through its app

In a move to keep customers on its own website and app, Chipotle began offering direct delivery without sending customers to a third-party service platform. Still powered by Doordash, the in-app delivery order function is now available in all 70 markets at the more...

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Bite Squad and DoorDash Add Cities; Postmates Builds Hub

Showing no slowdown from 2017 when it acquired 17 local restaurant delivery companies, Bite Squad added service to 100 U.S. cities with another 100 planned for the rest of the year. By the end of the year, the company expects to be in 400 cities across 22 states....

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