Food Delivery Discount Service Increases Sales During Restaurant Off-Peak Hours

Food Delivery Discount Service Increases Sales During Restaurant Off-Peak Hours

hough delivery has proven to be a huge market with the likes of UberEats and Grubhub snatching up restaurant dollars, it has also proven to be extremely expensive for operators and, consequently, for consumers.

According to Forbes, Restaurants could pay anywhere between 11% and 45% commission on each order if they sign up for a delivery service. And while restaurants admit that adding these services improve order numbers and total revenue, these rates are huge. And the delivery fees on the consumer side aren’t tiny either.

Two entrepreneurial brothers based in NYC noticed this issue while scouring for promo codes and coupons to lower their delivery order prices. Wondering, ‘why isn’t there some sort of food delivery happy hour’ Mohamed and Sidi Ahmed Merzouk set out to create this type of app.

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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

The Plate, Brooklyn Edition

The Plate, Brooklyn Edition

Editorial by Jessica Bryant, Managing Editor

Brooklyn is no longer in the shadows of its posh older sister, Manhattan. Once primarily known as a hotbed of hipsters and creatives, the New York City neighborhood has matured — for better or for worse, depending on who you talk to. 

One thing is for sure though: Brooklyn’s culinary scene has transformed immensely within the past five years, showcasing talented chefs and innovative concepts. And now, Brooklyn is known to be one of the hottest emerging restaurant scenes in the country. Taking a nod from its hipster manifesto, the neighborhood is not littered with chains or celebrity chefs, but rather celebrates small operations. Kicking out some of the most creative and unique dishes, people are no longer asking, “Where Brooklyn at?” It’s already arrived.

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Calzones Make a Comeback in New York

Pizza’s more carb-y brother is making a comeback in New York. Specifically Brooklyn. Sorry hipsters, the secret is out.

Branching into the mainstream of New York, calzones are now being super customized with alternative ingredients. Fruit? S’mores? A Reuben? All of the above (and then some) are being housed in the hot pockets of perfectly heated dough pockets – and we’re getting hungry just thinking about it. Nutella in a calzone? Bring it! (Please.)

You can find the S’mores Calzone on the menu at Brooklyn Central in Park Slope. The Reuben Calzone can be ordered at Pete Zaaz in Brooklyn. There are a ton more variations: Read More

 

Foodable WebTV Network |  Photo Credit: David Handschuh/New York Daily News

Foodable WebTV Network | Photo Credit: David Handschuh/New York Daily News

A Taste of Brooklyn: Kathy's Dumplings

A Taste of Brooklyn: Kathy's Dumplings

There’s an exploding restaurant concept in New York City: small restaurants that showcase a particular type of ethnic cuisine with an emphasis on freshness and quality. Kathy’s Dumplings in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn is one of those places. This type of restaurant has gained widespread acceptance all across the city with customers who are typically fatigued by the same old ethnic restaurants that have become cliché.

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