Olo Shuts Down Tablet Farms, Optimizes Delivery

On this episode of The Barron Report, Olo’s Noah Glass illustrates the future of delivery and online ordering. He advises legacy restaurants to start re-thinking their operations and restaurant design in response to changing consumer dining habits. Glass also outlines Olo’s new partnership with Amazon.

Listen to the episode and follow along with the show notes below!

 

Show Notes

  • 1:18 - Noah Glass, Olo
  • 3:38 - Customers using Smartphones as Real-Life Remote Controls
  • 5:02 - Foodable Labs: Data showing decline in restaurant visits
  • 5:57 - Millennials’ Role as Gig Economy Workers
  • 8:01 - Rapid Growth in Delivery Built on Convenienc
  • 10:22 - Is your legacy concept prepared for a future of delivery?
  • 12:22 - Two New Dads Using Meal Kits
  • 16:30 - Future of Dining Habits
  • 18:43 - Olo and “Wait Time Zero”
  • 21:48 - Olo’s Partnership with Amazon
  • 23:12 - Olo Rails
  • 27:10 - The Abilities of Machine Learning
 
 
 
 

Danny Meyer-Backed Company Partners With Amazon for Online Ordering

Danny Meyer-Backed Company Partners With Amazon for Online Ordering

In an effort to offer more food options to its Prime members, the online retail giant Amazon partnered up with Olo, a leader in the digital-food-ordering space, to beef up Amazon Restaurants and facilitate the on-boarding process of new dining establishments onto the platform. This is following a major push by Amazon to penetrate the food and retail industry with its recent purchase of Whole Foods Market.

The deal will allow Amazon Restaurants to take care of the delivery aspect and Olo will remain handling the menu and ordering side of the transaction.

“We’re thrilled to work with Amazon to provide Olo’s base of restaurant customers with a new delivery sales channel that drives increased visibility,” said Noah Glass, Founder & CEO of Olo in a press release about the partnership. “Amazon’s obsession with providing great customer and restaurant experience supports the evolving expectations and behaviors of today’s consumer. We’re excited to connect more of Olo’s restaurant brands with Amazon Restaurants.”

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Amazon Mobile App Takes on Food Delivery

Amazon Restaurants homepage

Amazon is officially taking on food delivery under the name: Amazon Restaurants. It is available now to over 20 cities in the United States.

The service is still exclusively available online to Prime members, but now also through the Amazon mobile app, Prime Now. 

Navigating the Amazon Mobile App

  • Tap the menu icon 
  • Tap on: "See all programs"
  • Scroll down to: "Amazon Restaurants"
  • Browse restaurant selection after typing in your ZIP code

As Foodable previously reported, Amazon started testing the food delivery services in Seattle back in 2014. Just this year, the logistics company began to deliver food in Las Vegas and District of Columbia.

Below you can find a complete list of cities where Amazon’s delivery services are available:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Brooklyn
  • Chicago
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • Manhattan
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • Northern Virginia
  • Orlando
  • Oakland
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Seattle and the Eastside
  • Tampa
  • Las Vegas