GrubHub Partners With Yelp to Offer Delivery From More than 80,000 Restaurants

GrubHub Partners With Yelp to Offer Delivery From More than 80,000 Restaurants

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, GrubHub and Yelp have expanded their partnership. GrubHub delivery will now be made available from twice as many restaurants on the Yelp website bringing the total number of restaurants to more than 80,000.

This move may prove to be extremely beneficial for GrubHub who has been feeling tension with the many food delivery companies like UberEats and DoorDash trying to grab the top spot.

This partnership with Yelp is actually the last step in what has been a major move for GrubHub. The food delivery giant acquired Eat24 for $288 million. This partnership is aimed at not only garnering more market visibility but also increasing convenience and cutting delivery fees and delivery time. Digital Trends says ”if multiple orders are generated through Yelp, drivers will be able to make multiple deliveries on a single trip.”

“I see a point where we could conceivably have extremely low if not free delivery for consumers,” GrubHub co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Matt Maloney told The Wall Street Journal.

Yelp is adding to the pot as well by trying to up their game as customer’s first stop before a dining experience. With this new focus on delivery, Yelp just released a list of the top-ranked restaurants on their site that offer delivery through their app.

With even super-cheap restaurants like McDonald’s and Taco Bell adding themselves to the delivery game, delivery companies will need to figure out how to get delivery prices below the price of a dollar menu meal if they want to scrape up that market.  

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DoorDash is Using Its Technology to Give Back to the Needy

DoorDash is Using Its Technology to Give Back to the Needy

By law, restaurant owners cannot serve leftover food to guests the following day. So, what is a chef or restaurateur to do with all the extra food?

You could always have employees take some home, but what if you still have more after that?

According to “Fast Company,” “An average restaurant might waste 100,000 pounds of foods a year.”

Enter DoorDash. This food delivery company is using its algorithm to help restaurant owners with a surplus of food finding a person to deliver it to the nearest shelter caring for hungry homeless people, for example.

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There is Expected Growth for Virtual Restaurants

There is Expected Growth for Virtual Restaurants

These days food can be ordered from various “existing” restaurants since businesses are increasingly offering delivery options to their guests. Also you have an array of choices when it comes to delivery apps.

But, as Foodable has reported in the past, “virtual” restaurants are on the rise— especially since these “side” businesses present themselves as an additional source of revenue to places with the extra kitchen space. 

Chances are you have ordered from one yourself, already. Services like Ando, Munchery, Savory, DoorDash, Grubhub are available to order from depending on where a customer lives and which nonrestaurants exist in their area.

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DoorDash Offers Chefs “Virtual” Restaurant Space in Silicon Valley

DoorDash Offers Chefs “Virtual” Restaurant Space in Silicon Valley

DoorDash isn’t only making it easier for foodies to get food delivered directly to their door, the food delivery company is offering space for chefs and restaurateur looking to test delivery-only concepts.  

DoorDash has a 2,000 square foot-food commissary in Silicon Valley equipped with four kitchens that are being offered up as virtual restaurant space.

The company’s kitchens are perfect for restaurateurs looking to experiment with concepts that don’t have a traditional restaurant storefront and dining room. 

Virtual restaurants offer strictly online delivery. These concepts are on the rise as delivery becomes more popular with today’s consumer.

Kitava, formerly known as Mealmade is an on-demand virtual restaurant has gained traction in the San Francisco area. This virtual restaurant has made a name for itself by delivering healthy, made-to-order meals that are often are organic, paleo, and gluten-free. The meals are sold as at an affordable price point. 

Virtual restaurants are kind of like the modern-day food truck. They have less overhead due to the costs saved from not hiring as much staff and not having to pay as much for prime real estate. 

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Tasteful Tech: The Top 5 Food Apps Influencers Are Using

Tasteful Tech: The Top 5 Food Apps Influencers Are Using

The foodservice industry is no longer just about bites — there are bytes involved, too. As technology advances, restaurants and brands have delved deeper and deeper into digital. And with millennials becoming the dominating buying audience, the need for restaurants to digitize is no longer tomorrow's future fancy. It's necessary today in order to successfully charm the social-media- and mobile-savvy consumer.  (In fact, a survey shows that 90 percent of millennials believe technology creates more opportunity.)

And the foodservice sector, infamous for being glacially slow to pick up on tech, especially as it is founded on priding traditional, painstaking, handcrafted, artisan techniques, is now heating up and picking up speed on integrating interactive technologies into its operations.

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