McDonald’s Adds DoorDash to the Menu

McDonald’s is opening up its delivery...

Multi-Brand Operator Kahala Inks First National Delivery Deal

When a restaurant operator has thousands of...

Calculating Delivery’s Impact on Restaurant Margins

There’s a running conversation in the restaurant...

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

New DoorDash Funding Values Company at $12.6 Billion

In a pre-holiday announcement, DoorDash announced another round of investor cash bringing its total haul to more than $2 billion and the company’s valuation to an incredible $12.6 billion. The San Francisco-based company, founded by CEO Tony Xu, announced the...

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Research

Data and insights from around the Food On Demand space.

Calculating Delivery’s Impact on Restaurant Margins

There’s a running conversation in the restaurant industry about delivery’s impact on margins, and now investment advisor Hedgeye Risk Management has crunched the numbers in a range of scenarios, including how much delivery impacts the total volume, as well as...

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The Deliverers

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

Consumers Plan Increased Food Delivery Spending

A new consumer spending survey from KeyBanc Capital Markets suggests consumers are looking to increase the amount of money they spend on food-delivery services in the future, which bodes well for continued growth in the category going forward. Asked to predict their...

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Best Practices

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

New Tool Could Help with Delivery Calculus

Incrementality, margins, cannibalization and the true impact of third-party delivery on a restaurant business can become to be tricky math really fast. And that math is essential to move from testing the waters of third-party delivery to learning to swim. So to get a...

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FOD Briefs

As Delivery Grows, Consumers Still Dining In

A consumer behavior survey from consulting firm ChangeUp found the growth of restaurant delivery is not hurting dine-in traffic and could even spur visits. The survey of nearly 450 consumers who recently used common third-party delivery options noted 58 percent of...

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Kitchen United Nabs Lightning-Fast $10M Series A

Just how excited are investors about the ghost kitchen industry? Well, according to Kitchen United CEO Jim Collins, they are pretty eager. “I think we opened and closed the round in about two days,” said Collins. The outcome of that fervent desire for ghost kitchens...

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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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