Soup’s On: FOD Tests ‘Self-delivery’

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Report: Grubhub Hires Advisor, Considers Sale

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Rowing Together Toward the Smart City

Rowing Together Toward the Smart City

One of the biggest topics of discussion during the massive Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas was the future of smart cities and all the innovative thinking and hard work between the cities of today and a truly smart city. “We’re on the cusp of dramatic...

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

Waitr Revenue Grows, but Loses $220 Million in Q3

Louisiana-based Waitr Holdings, which also owns Bite Squad, is the latest publicly traded national delivery provider to post a significant loss in recent weeks, bleeding a total of $220.1 million during Q3 2019. Diving into the numbers, Waitr’s quarterly revenue...

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The Many Paths to Successful Virtual Restaurants

Virtual restaurant operation is one of the sexy new things that has restaurants buzzing, but as the virtual restaurant segment grows, there seem to be three dominant paths that take full advantage of the potential for new ways of doing business. Industry leaders...

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The Deliverers

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

Instacart Rolls out ‘Self Delivery’

Customers “self delivering” their own meals and retail goods—meaning they pick them up instead of having them delivered—has become a hot focal area in the delivery world. The latest company jumping on the bandwagon is Instacart, which just announced a national...

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Best Practices

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

‘Face Wallets’ Put Money in Restaurateurs’ Pockets

A facial recognition company is starting with the restaurant industry in its quest to break consumers free of the tyranny of pulling out purses, wallets or phones to pay for things. For hungry consumers, the claimed benefits are speedier transactions and instant...

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FOD Briefs

Domino’s to Deliver with Rad Power E-Bikes

Domino’s to Deliver with Rad Power E-Bikes

After testing electric bicycle deliveries at company-owned stores in Houston, Miami and New York, Domino’s Pizza is giving its U.S. franchisees the option of using custom electric bicycles through a new partnership with Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes. Domino’s says...

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ezCater Moves to Fancy New HQ

ezCater Moves to Fancy New HQ

With plenty of cash on hand and a fast-growing staff approaching 500 employees, Boston-based ezCater moved into a new headquarters within the city’s Financial District. Having taken 97,000 square feet in the Congress Square building, its new space is 50,000 square...

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Uber Reportedly Eyes European Grocery Play

Uber Reportedly Eyes European Grocery Play

Ride-hailing giant Uber is reportedly eyeing the European grocery market, with Bloomberg reporting it’s looking to start grocery delivery to compete with Deliveroo and Just Eat—the continent’s two largest third-party delivery brands. Evidence: “We’re currently...

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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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