Restaurants Pinky’s Space & Cosa Buona Improve Packaging and Hold Times to Win Delivery Dollars

Restaurants Pinky’s Space & Cosa Buona Improve Packaging and Hold Times to Win Delivery Dollars
  • These restaurants are upping the ante when it comes to food delivery.

  • Colorful to-go boxes and menus cultivated for transit are methods to stand out in the food delivery industry.

Diners these days are looking for ease and convenience. They want food right from the oven to their door. With apps like GrubHub, UberEATS and Seamless delivery options are easy to find.

According to a study, the number of deliveries has risen ten percent. As a result of consumers craving convenience eating at home offers over eating out, restaurants are changing the way it does business.

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Is The Food Delivery Industry About to Burst?

Is The Food Delivery Industry About to Burst?

Some believe the business model of the restaurant/delivery market is not sustainable, simply because companies like Grubhub, Seamless, and UberEats are venture capital-backed upstarts. This means these delivery-based companies currently have money being funneled in to stay afloat, while it produces upside-down margins.

Why upside-down margins, you ask?

Let's take a closer look at UberEats, for example. This company “is only profitable in 27 of the 108 cities where it’s offered — meaning they are actively losing money in approximately 70 percent of their markets. That’s with Uber taking 30 percent to 40 percent of every order from the restaurant and charging the customer a $5 delivery fee,” according to “Recode.”

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Lunch Sales Need a Boost? How These Delivery Apps Can Help

Lunch Sales Need a Boost? How These Delivery Apps Can Help

By Michael Hunte, Foodable Industry Expert

Lunch sales need a boost? There’s an app for that. 

By now, I’m sure you’re at least partially aware of the current food delivery renaissance. Most recently, we chatted about the rise of UberEats. Thanks to some of the bigger names like Eat24 and GrubHub (and their sales teams), you’ve probably even received a call or two about their services. 

For many restaurateurs and operators, linking up with one of these delivery giants makes total sense. Their legions of dedicated users often equate with increased revenue in the take-out or delivery column. This coupled with decreased overhead from in-house delivery can make for serious coin. 

So, perhaps you’re ready to get in bed with one of these services. What next? Proclaiming you have options would be quite the understatement. So to narrow our focus and avoid a thesis-length write-up, let’s take a look at a few services that can specifically help with increasing lunch time sales.

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Which Of These Five Food Delivery Services Will Dominate the Market?

Which Of These Five Food Delivery Services Will Dominate the Market?

By Ross Perkins, Foodable Contributor

CaviarSeamlessGrubHubPostmates. Even Uber is getting into the game. What game is that? Getting food from one location to your house.

Takeout delivery options are seemingly limitless. But even with all the players in the takeout space, the startups keep on coming. It seems every month brings a new take on the old concept of having someone pick-up an order from a restaurant and delivering it to some hungry consumer.

But with so many options available – depending on the market where the consumer lives –what are the best takeout options out there. Well, below is a non-scientific study on some services that are being used and will probably grow in their popularity. These newer services that are on the table (so to speak) will make sure that a hungry consumer does not go wanting for grub.

Many Options On The Table

Caviar: So this service is a bit different from some of the other ones because it selectively curates what restaurants will be included on its site. Or as Caviar advertises on its website: “Only premium food and premium delivery.” The service is only available in nine US cities –Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, LA, Manhattan, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC – so many smaller markets won’t be able to try it out for now. The service’s strength is that the restaurants included are some of the highest-quality restaurants in the service area. The downside is also its strength: Very often that greasy hole-in-the-wall won’t be available on Caviar. The service’s new app is clean, easy to navigate, and makes keeping those soon-to-be New Year’s resolutions much more difficult to – well, keep.

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Online-Takeout Trend: Great For Consumers, Not So Great for Operators

Photo CreditL Bloomberg Businessweek

Photo CreditL Bloomberg Businessweek

What's not to love about Seamless, GrubHub and other online-ordering services? You can browse menus and place orders without ever having to pick up the phone. For a consumer, it's a one-stop-shop for all of your favorite restaurants. For operators, however, it can be a total nightmare. While most restaurants love to highlight their presence on these third-party sites, one restaurant has decided to "86" the online-ordering apps in favor of their own mobile ordering site. Why?  Read More