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Taming the Delivery, Expo Line Dragons with Cameras and AI

With algorithms determining the most efficient cooking order for line cooks and AI-enabled cameras that detect order accuracy right as meals come out of the oven or off the line, Dragontail Systems is helping some of the largest restaurants like Domino’s and Pizza Hut...

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The Deliverers

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

FreshDirect Now Delivering Groceries in D.C.

FreshDirect, an online grocery delivery provider based in New York City, is expanding southward along the Acela corridor into the Washington, D.C. metro area through a partnership with micro-fulfillment brand Fabric. Launching in late 2020, this will enable two-hour,...

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Best Practices

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

Long-term Outlook Fuels Innovation at Marco’s Pizza

Ohio-based Marco’s Pizza is benefiting from the inherent appeal of pizza delivery during the pandemic. While it had to make some modifications for contactless service, including adding that option to its online ordering platform, delivery and carryout were already ingrained in Marco’s operations—and in consumer behavior.

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FOD Briefs

DoorDash Cruises into Australia

DoorDash Cruises into Australia

DoorDash has announced its official launch in Melbourne, Australia, through a post on the company’s blog. It’s the largest U.S.-based delivery brand’s first expansion outside of North America. In preparation for the launch, DoorDash has already added thousands of...

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New Waitr App Adds Numerous Quality-of-Life Perks

New Waitr App Adds Numerous Quality-of-Life Perks

When we order food in the office via one of the third-party apps, it’s not hard, but it’s also not easy. Generally, whoever had the great idea to get food delivered has to glean everyone’s order from our office messaging app Slack and plug them in or wander around the...

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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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