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Grubhub and Brinker Partner to Bring Fan Favorites to the Grubhub Marketplace

Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace and Brinker International, Inc. announced today a partnership to bring the Chili's® Grill & Bar, It's Just Wings® and Maggiano's Little Italy® brands to Grubhub.

More than 2,500 locations will be available on the Grubhub Marketplace in the coming weeks. Chili's® Grill & Bar and It's Just Wings® (Chili's virtual brand) locations are currently available on Grubhub, with Maggiano's Little Italy® locations available soon.

"We make it our mission to add as many restaurants to..."

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Jun 28 7:56 AM, General News



4 Major Trends in Food Carryout and Delivery

Many consumers have reported using more food carryout and delivery compared to pre-pandemic behavior. In 2021, U.S. food carryout and delivery sales reached $694 billion due in part to the impact of the pandemic, which helped drive the demand for convenient foods eaten at home, as detailed in Food Carryout and Delivery in the U.S., 2nd Edition by Packaged Facts. The report describes a variety of unique food delivery and carryout trends to watch, including those highlighted below.

1. Continued Elevated Use Of Food Carryout And Delivery
Food carryout and...

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May 26 8:00 AM, General News


Instacart Introduces Reimagined Ratings System and More Features for Shoppers

Instacart, a leading retail enablement company in North America, today announced a reimagined customer ratings system, delivering a more helpful, informative, and fair experience for shoppers. Instead of prioritization of batches being based on having the highest rating possible, shoppers will now need to maintain a 4.7 average rating or above for batch prioritization. In addition, Instacart is forgiving more ratings for reasons that may be outside of a shopper's control, including if a customer consistently rates shoppers below 5 stars.

Instacart is also introducing a new "Your stats" screen...

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May 25 9:05 AM, General News


DoorDash Unveils What -- and How -- Americans Have Been Ordering Online This Year

Today, DoorDash released its second annual Restaurant Online Ordering Trends Report which takes a deep dive into consumer online ordering preferences and emerging dining trends as to what Americans are ordering online and eating now.

The restaurant industry has dramatically changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and off-premise dining is now more important than ever for both restaurants and customers. In fact, in Q1, more consumers than ever before were ordering on DoorDash and there are more DashPass members than ever before...

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May 23 9:21 AM, General News


Motional and Uber Eats Launch Autonomous Deliveries in Santa Monica

Today, Motional and Uber launched autonomous deliveries for Uber Eats customers in Santa Monica, California. Motional’s all-electric IONIQ 5 vehicles, operating autonomously, are now conducting end-to-end food deliveries.

“Autonomous delivery signifies the next phase of Motional’s commercial roadmap,” said Abe Ghabra, Motional’s Chief Operating Officer. “This service will provide the learnings and experience needed to make Motional the trusted AV provider for on-demand delivery networks. We’re proud to partner with Uber on this important milestone and begin introducing Uber Eats customers to autonomous technology...”

 

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May 17 8:53 AM, General News


Grubhub is Buying Lunch for NYC

A new survey conducted by Grubhub found that lunch breaks are increasingly important to workers, which is especially true in New York City, with 72% of full-time employees calling it the most important meal of the day (compared with 64% of people working nationwide). Despite this, 69% of working New Yorkers admit they have skipped lunch because they were too busy, so Grubhub is helping them reclaim this important meal by giving all of New York City a free lunch on May 17.

"As one of the most dynamic dining cities..."

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May 11 9:33 AM, General News


Publix and Instacart Debut Carrot Warehouses in Miami

Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the United States with 1,295 grocery stores across several Southeastern states, and Instacart, a leading retail enablement company in North America, are debuting 15-minute delivery in Miami powered by Instacart's nano-fulfillment solution, Carrot Warehouses. Starting today and rolling out over the coming weeks, customers in Miami's Brickell, Coral Gables and Wynwood neighborhoods will be able to have a wide range of fresh produce, pantry staples, household goods and more delivered from Publix in as fast as 15-minutes, whether it's early morning or...

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May 6 9:55 AM, General News


Canadian Restaurants Enjoyed A Robust Return of Customers in the First Quarter

Full service restaurants benefitted from the pent-up demand to dine out

The Canadian foodservice industry continued to show promising recovery in the first quarter of 2022 compared to last year’s same quarter, reports The NPD Group. Physical and online visits to restaurants and commercial foodservice outlets increased by 18% in the first quarter compared to the same quarter last year, when traffic declined by 9% due to indoor dining restrictions. Consumer spending in the quarter grew by 27% compared to a year ago when spending declined by...

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May 6 8:19 AM, General News


Grubhub Launches Pay Card for Corporate Clients to Enhance Order Flexibility

Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace, today announced it will be offering a corporate pay card to help drive orders to local restaurants and increase order flexibility for in-office and at-home employees. The new Grubhub Pay Card will allow employees working for companies that have a Grubhub Corporate Account to order on and off the Grubhub Marketplace with their allocated line of credit, meaning they can use it at any restaurant that takes debit and credit card payment.

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May 3 9:18 AM, General News


Restaurant Carry-Out is Losing Out to Delivery and Drive-Thru As More Convenient Ordering Options 

More than half of carry-out orders are placed at the counter

Restaurant carry-out, which dates back to ancient Rome, has provided a convenient eating solution for time-strapped civilizations for ages. However, with consumers always looking for the next level of convenience, like not getting out of the car, delivery and drive-thru orders have taken hold, making carry-out the less convenient service mode, reports The NPD Group. Carry-out orders were lagging drive-thru and delivery orders before the pandemic...

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Apr 27 8:52 AM, General News


DJ Khaled’s Another Wing Drops Plant-based LikeWings with Miami Wing Dispensary on April 20

Today DJ Khaled’s Another Wing unveils LikeWings, new plant-based additions to its U.S. menu in partnership with LikeMeat, a LIVEKINDLY Collective brand. This unique collaboration marks LikeMeat’s first ghost kitchen partnership, and LikeWings are available for order starting today through the Another Wing storefront on UberEats, DoorDash, GrubHub and Postmates in the U.S.

LikeMeat’s juicy and delicious plant-based LikeWings come smothered in Another Wing’s signature flavors including: You Loyal! Lemon Pepper, Honey! Honey! Hot Honey Sriracha and They Don’t Want You To Win...

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Apr 19 8:00 PM, General News


DoorDash Launches DashPass for Students Membership for College Students Nationwide

DoorDash today announced the launch of DashPass for Students, the new membership plan for college students that unlocks the best of the local community both on and off campus. For just $4.99 a month, DashPass for Students is the ultimate tool and most convenient and wallet-friendly option for students to get whatever they need on DoorDash delivered on-demand, from thousands of eligible restaurants, convenience and grocery stores, and local and national retailers.

At half the price of a standard monthly DashPass membership, DashPass for Students members will...

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Apr 11 12:36 PM, General News


Wix Partners with DoorDash to Launch On-Demand Delivery for Restaurants

Wix.com Ltd., a leading global SaaS platform to create, manage and grow an online presence, today announced a partnership with DoorDash Drive, DoorDash's white-label fulfillment platform that powers direct delivery for any business, to integrate with Wix Restaurants. The integration provides restaurant owners using Wix Restaurants access to an expansive delivery fleet.

Businesses built on Wix Restaurants can now fulfill delivery orders made directly on their website, their Dine App and their fully Branded App through DoorDash Drive. With this new delivery option, DoorDash Drive can provide...

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Mar 30 1:00 PM, General News


Mendocino Farms' New San Francisco Kitchen Dishes Out Bold Flavors for Delivery and Pick Up

What's the news? Mendocino Farms, the fast-casual restaurant known for turning sandwiches, salads and more into an unexpected culinary adventure, is opening a new delivery and pick up only location in San Francisco (90 Charter Oak), on Monday, April 11. The San Francisco Kitchen marks the brand's third takeout and delivery-oriented location, furthering its commitment to making happiness only an order away.

Why is this important? Through its digital-only ordering experience, the San Francisco Kitchen is focused on offering a more convenient... 

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Mar 29 2:01 PM, General News


Burger King Invites Everyone to Order Through Its App

Everyone loves a Whopper. Thanks to the Burger King app’s delivery feature, you can get one brought right to your door and tame that all-too-familiar Whopper craving.

At Burger King we know that, except from our restaurants, there is no place like home, the only other place on earth where we can truly be ourselves, no makeup, no bow tie and no one judging us. That’s why, now, Burger King claims that ‘Every home can be the Home of the Whopper’! The new Burger King...

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Mar 28 8:32 AM, General News


Hardee's and Carl's Jr. on a Mission to "Feed Your Happy" With All-New My Rewards™ Loyalty Program

CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Hardee's® and Carl's Jr.®, announced today the debut of My Rewards, a new loyalty program available through its recently launched brand apps putting the most popular menu items just a few taps away. The program is now available nationally at participating Hardee's and Carl's Jr. restaurants.

To celebrate the launch, both brands will offer a series of enticing promotions at sign-up. Upon registration for My Rewards, guests will receive an offer for...

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Mar 24 8:00 AM, General News


Just Eat Takeaway.com and McDonald’s Announce Long-Term Global Strategic Partnership

McDonald’s Corporation and Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. have agreed to a new, long-term global strategic partnership, evolving their existing local agreements to provide McDonald’s customers and franchisees with the convenience and value of McDelivery® in markets across the world. McDonald’s and Just Eat Takeaway.com’s partnership will support growth of the McDelivery business and will lead to increased operational benefits for Just Eat Takeaway.com.

Just Eat Takeaway.com’s global brand and extensive geographic coverage, best-in-class food-delivery marketplace and 500,000 couriers worldwide provide numerous strategic benefits to...

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Mar 23 8:16 AM, General News


WWE® and Nextbite Launch Virtual Restaurant in Dallas

WWE and Nextbite, a leader in virtual restaurants, have partnered to launch a WWE-themed, delivery-only restaurant in the Dallas area ahead of WrestleMania 38, which takes place next Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

The delivery-only restaurant – WWE Smackadillas – is available now via DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub. WWE Smackadillas offers a unique menu of crave-crushing quesadillas that will only be available until April 11.

“WWE is one of the premier sports and entertainment organizations in the world and is..."

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Mar 22 1:00 PM, General News


BurgerFi Partners with Gopuff to Bring Late-Night Bites to Tallahassee

BurgerFi, one of the nation's fastest growing, premium fast-casual concepts, and Gopuff – the go-to platform for immediate delivery of customers' everyday needs – have launched a new offering to bring BurgerFi's all-natural burgers and sides through its "Fi on the Fly®" food truck and Gopuff Kitchen, Gopuff's freshly-prepared food delivery service. This strategic partnership – the first of its kind in which Gopuff Kitchen partners with a restaurant – will bring the convenience of Gopuff's late-night delivery to BurgerFi fans and Gopuff customers in the Tallahassee...

 

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Mar 22 9:30 AM, General News


US Foods Spring Scoop Delivers Versatile Products to Help Operators Do More With Less

US Foods Holding Corp. announced today the launch of Spring 2022 Scoop™. Themed “Do More with Less,” Spring Scoop features 18 versatile and innovative products combined with a variety of inspiring menu ideas developed by US Foods product innovation and culinary experts. Nearly 60% of restaurants adapted to pandemic constraints by reducing their menus.1 Today, operators must ramp up the number of menu offerings to attract diners returning to pre-pandemic dining routines, all while continuing to manage labor shortages and other operational challenges...

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Mar 21 9:02 AM, General News


Digital Foodservice Ordering Continues to Accelerate in Canada

Digital foodservice ordering has been among the lifelines for Canadians throughout the pandemic. Although digital foodservice ordering was growing before the pandemic, the pandemic accelerated its growth, reports The NPD Group. Over the last two years, digital orders for carry-out and delivery from restaurants and other foodservice outlets have increased by 155%, according to NPD’s continual tracking of the Canadian foodservice industry.

Ordering through mobile apps represents the bulk of digital orders. In January 2022, mobile app orders represented 75% of all digital foodservice orders. 20% were internet orders, and 5%...

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Mar 21 8:00 AM, General News


Instacart Unveils Shoppable Recipes, New Product Integrations with TikTok, Hearst Magazines, & More

Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, today announced Shoppable Recipes, new product integrations that will allow food creators to make their recipes shoppable on Instacart via strategic integrations on TikTok and Tasty, as well on Hearst Magazines' properties like Delish, Good Housekeeping, and more. Shoppable Recipes leverages Instacart's immense grocery catalog -- one of the largest in the world -- with real-time AI-driven modeling to find in-stock items and available Shoppers to get them delivered quickly, empowering people to turn the food...

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Mar 17 8:00 AM, General News


P.F. Chang’s To Go Continues Florida Expansion with New Lake Mary Location

P.F. Chang’s today announced the opening of its second P.F. Chang’s To Go location in the Orlando metropolitan area, expanding its offering of iconic, wok-fired dishes with even more convenience.

Launched in 2020 as part of the company’s off-premise dining strategy, P.F. Chang’s To Go focuses on takeout, delivery, catering and third-party online delivery services for consumers on the go. Whether pressed for time at home, the office or anywhere in between, the new To Go format allows guests to enjoy P.F. Chang’s favorites their...

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Mar 16 1:00 PM, General News


Denny's Offers Free Delivery for Upcoming Week of March Madness

Secure the win during March Madness with Denny's. From Thursday, March 17 – Sunday, March 20, guests can get free delivery when ordering through Denny's new iOS and Android apps or www.dennys.com. Without having to take their eyes off the ball during this year's Big Dance, guests can receive their favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night meals whenever they want all from the comfort of their couch.

For breakfast you might want to try Denny's iconic Grand Slam, or if sweet and savory is more of your jam, you can...

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Mar 15 8:00 AM, General News


Kroger Fulfillment Network Expands to Three New Cities

The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, today announced at its 2022 Business Update in Orlando it will offer more Americans delivery through the addition of spoke facilities in Austin and San Antonio, TX and Birmingham, AL powered by the Kroger Fulfillment Network and Ocado Group. As a continuation of Kroger's successful entry into Florida in 2021 without physical stores, the new Texas and Alabama facilities will serve as new geographies for the organization, bringing innovation and modern e-commerce to the cities and extending the grocer's reach and ability to provide...

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Mar 7 8:00 AM, General News


Smashburger® Launches New Nationwide Menu with the Addition of Two Chicken Tender Offerings

Smashburger®, the better burger fast casual restaurant, announces the launch of its brand new menu, launching nationwide today. The new revamped menu will feature two brand new menu items: Adult Chicken Tenders and Scorchin' Hot Chicken Tenders. Inspired by successful menu testing at select locations and the popularity of the 2021 Scorchin' Hot Crispy Chicken Sandwich, the new chicken offerings will be available in 3-piece and 5-piece quantities and are made of crispy, all white meat chicken, with your choice of sauce...

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Mar 3 8:00 AM, General News


Friendly's Restaurants Debuts First Friendly's Cafe

In 1935, the Blake Brothers founded their first ice cream shop in Springfield, Massachusetts and named it "Friendly." The name was a promise that the small ice cream shop would be a friendly place for families to enjoy a meal together. 86-years later the iconic brand is still delivering on that promise, while continuing to innovate for both loyal patrons and new customers.

Friendly's Restaurants announces the launch of Friendly's Cafe, a fast-casual concept, in Westfield, Massachusetts (291 East Main St.) which opened on Feb. 26. The new concept aims to deliver...

 

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Mar 1 9:10 AM, General News


Grubhub Launches Ultrafast Delivery in Partnership With Buyk

Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace, and Buyk, the newest real-time grocery delivery service, announced today a partnership to bring ultrafast grocery delivery to the Grubhub marketplace through Buyk and Grubhub branded concepts.

The fulfillment and delivery of orders will be handled by Buyk, and customers will be able to order from more than 30 initial participating locations in New York City and Chicago in the coming weeks. More than 2,000 grocery and convenience items from local and national vendors, as well as Buyk's own private label products...

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Feb 23 1:00 PM, General News


Instacart and Quicklly Join Forces to Bring Authentic Indian Meals to Kitchens Nationwide

Quicklly, the nation's largest and most comprehensive marketplace for Indian and South Asian food, and Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, today announced the launch of a new storefront that offers nationwide delivery of Quicklly's ready-to-eat meal kits in 3-4 days.

As Indian food continues to gain popularity and expand beyond South Asian consumers, the new storefront provides customers with access to ready-to-eat Indian meal kits and simplifies the shopping experience for millions of Indian food lovers...

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Feb 23 8:00 AM, General News


Grubhub Launches Grubhub Goods Brand Nationwide

Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace, announced today national availability of its branded convenience concept, Grubhub Goods. Grubhub now offers on-demand convenience delivery to diners from more than 3,000 Grubhub Goods locations across the country.

This nationwide expansion is in collaboration with 7-Eleven and follows a successful pilot in New York of more than a dozen Grubhub Goods locations offered with 7-Eleven in Manhattan. The Grubhub Goods locations with 7-Eleven reach the vast majority of Grubhub's diners nationwide and feature a selection of 7-Eleven's most...

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Feb 15 9:31 AM, General News


COVID Restrictions Thwarted the Canadian Foodservice Industry’s Expectations for a Strong Recovery

The Canadian foodservice industry entered 2021 hopeful that the industry could get back on track. The recovery seemed like it was heading in the right direction in the third quarter — with vaccination rates high, COVID infections low, and restrictions lifted, reports The NPD Group. Consumers were anxious to return to their favorite restaurants, and online and physical visits were within just five percentage points of where they were in the same quarter before the pandemic. But the onset of the omicron wave and the return of restrictions suppressed...

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Feb 14 8:25 AM, General News


Ghost Kitchen Brands Opens U.S.-Based Wow Bao to Locations Across Canada

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Feb 11 8:50 AM, General News


Touchdown! 7-Eleven Delivers Free Pizza for Football's Biggest Night

Free pizza?! Score! 7-Eleven, Inc. is getting customers ready for this year's Big Game with a touchdown of a deal. On Sunday, February 13, customers are being rewarded with one delicious, large 7-Meat, Cheese, or Pepperoni pizza for FREE when they order through the 7NOW® delivery app*.

Nothing says convenience quite like a free large pizza delivered to a football fan's door so they can stay glued to the screen—and the couch—during the biggest sporting event of the year. With a variety of options to...

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Feb 8 9:10 AM, General News


Wendy's New Hot Honey Duo of Craft Sandwiches Delivers Sweet, Sweet Heat Morning, Noon and Night

Wendy's® answers the question, "where does heat meet sweet?" with the launch of the new Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich and Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit. Marrying the sweet taste of honey with the fiery habanero kick you expect from the Queen of Spice, the hand-crafted duo packs a punch Wendy's fans will love all day long. With the Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit for breakfast and Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich available rest of day, Wendy's reigns supreme when it comes to bringing...

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Feb 3 8:44 AM, General News


Introducing Domino's® Carryout Tips: Because You Earned It

Domino's Pizza Inc. believes every great delivery driver deserves a tip. Thousands of carryout customers serve as their own delivery drivers each day, and now, Domino's is tipping them. Carryout customers who order online can claim a $3 tip to use on their next online carryout order, thanks to the largest pizza company in the world.

"It takes skill to get pizza from a Domino's store to your door," said Art D'Elia, Domino's executive president – chief marketing officer. "As a reward, Domino's is giving a $3..."

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Jan 31 9:44 AM, General News


Deliverect Raises $150 Million in Series D Funding, as it Reaches 100 Million Orders Processed

Deliverect, a global scale-up that simplifies online ordering for more than 20,000 locations across 40 markets, today announced it secured more than $150 million (€130 million) in Series D funding. The funding, which is led by Coatue and Alkeon Capital as well as existing investors OMERS Ventures, DST Global, Redpoint Ventures, Newion and Smartfin, brings Deliverect to $240 million raised to date. This round marks the company's valuation at over $1.4 billion.

With this latest round of funding, Deliverect... 

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Jan 25 8:27 AM, General News


Donatos Expands Menu with NEW Plant-Based Pepperoni in Partnership with Field Roast™

Donatos, the #1 premium brand of delivered pizzas in the country, is ready to help customers with a very achievable New Year's resolution: eat more vegetables. The family-owned pizza brand announced it will be introducing plant-based pepperoni in partnership with Field Roast™ in nearly 170 Donatos locations starting January 1, just in time for the new year.

Field Roast™ Plant-Based Pepperoni is authentically crafted using pea protein and traditional Italian seasonings—like garlic, black pepper, fennel, anise, cayenne, and...

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Jan 6 8:01 AM, General News


The Pandemic has Permanently Altered the Consumer-Restaurant Relationship, TD Bank Survey Finds

The pandemic has permanently altered the consumer-restaurant relationship with operators investing in technology and real estate to align with changing consumer preferences, according to the 2021 Restaurant Franchise Pulse survey, conducted by TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®.

Early in the pandemic, 72% of operators invested in delivery and mobile/online ordering to boost revenue during mandated stay-at-home orders according to TD's 2020 survey, and it appears the popularity of these offerings is here to stay.

Investment in delivery and mobile ordering pays...

 

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Jan 5 8:02 AM, General News


Uber Eats Makes Food Delivery To Outer Space

Uber Technologies, Inc. today announced their first-ever food delivery to outer space. Expanding the global company's footprint beyond earth's surface and into the thermosphere, Uber Eats became the first delivery platform to send food to the International Space Station.

Uber Eats teamed up with Japanese entrepreneur and delivery superfan, Yusaku Maezawa, to hand deliver beloved ready-to-eat canned Japanese dishes to the astronauts at the International Space Station as part of his 12-day orbit. This delivery was made on December 11 at 9:40am EST having...

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Dec 14 8:19 AM, General News


Grubhub Releases Annual Year in Food Report Detailing the Top Trends of 2021

The end of the year is near, but before we say goodbye to 2021, we're rewinding to see how we ate and drank our way through another year of change. Grubhub, a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, today released findings from its annual "Year in Food" report. Grubhub analyzed orders from over 32 million diners to see what rose in popularity throughout the year while highlighting Grubhub diners' generosity and how they gave back to communities and restaurants in need. In addition...

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Dec 9 8:00 AM, General News


Carry-out, Drive-thru, and Delivery Continue As Growth Areas for the Canadian Restaurant Industry

Online and physical visits to Canadian restaurants and foodservice outlets were flat in the year ending September 2021 compared to a year ago when traffic was down double-digits. Helping the industry recover was the growth in foodservice off-premises orders from carry-out, drive-thru, and delivery, reports The NPD Group. Although foodservice traffic has improved from the steep declines experienced last year, visits were 18% below the pre-pandemic level in September 2019, according to NPD’s continual tracking of the Canadian foodservice industry...

 

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Nov 24 8:19 AM, General News


Blix Partners with REEF on Delivery Order Locations

REEF Technology Inc. the largest operator of virtual restaurants, logistics and proximity hubs in North America, announced today its partnership with Blix Ltd ("Blix"), an integrated food technology system.

The partnership will allow REEF to offer Blix's wide range of nutritious meals through their delivery kitchens. REEF will blend Blix pouches using their smart food maker in their ghost kitchens and deliver orders through UberEats, Doordash and Grubhub. Whereas previously consumers would need to purchase the smart foodmaker from Blix to make and enjoy their products, this partnership will deliver their... 

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Nov 24 8:00 AM, General News


Walmart Serves Up Savings on Thanksgiving Meal

As we approach our second holiday season since the pandemic began, concern over rising costs and short supply has stirred up a conversation centered on uncertainty about the Thanksgiving meal. But amidst it all, here’s what we’re certain of: Walmart is ready. We planned early for Thanksgiving, and we’re setting the table with savings, assortment and convenience.

Five Years of Savings on Thanksgiving Dinner
This year, customers shopping Walmart for their Thanksgiving meal can expect to save more than $14 (or nearly 28%) compared to the national average price reported by the...

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Nov 19 8:00 AM, General News


Deliverect Partners With Grubhub To Help Restaurants Improve Order Accuracy & Efficiency

Deliverect, a global scale-up that simplifies online ordering for more than 12,000 establishments across 30 markets, and Grubhub, a leading global online food delivery marketplace in the U.S., have partnered to streamline orders for hundreds of thousands of restaurants. Together, the partnership helps to improve order accuracy and operational efficiency, as well as save restaurant owners' time.

The partnership allows orders made on Grubhub to integrate directly into a restaurant's POS (Point of Sale), collating all orders on one device. Restaurants on Grubhub will also be able to...

 

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Nov 19 8:00 AM, General News


Grubhub Launches Robot Delivery at the University of Arizona

Grubhub, the leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform on college campuses, announced today that it's deploying Yandex Self-Driving Group's robot delivery technology, also called rovers, on the University of Arizona's campus. This will be the second campus rolling out this delivery option from Grubhub and Yandex this fall, following Ohio State University.

More than 35,000 Wildcats will be able to order their favorite foods from on-campus dining locations – including IQ Fresh, Einstein Bros Bagels, On Deck Deli and Sabor – via the Grubhub app and have it...

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Nov 18 8:00 AM, General News


USMEF Conference Focuses on Booming Demand, Supply-Side Challenges

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Strategic Planning Conference and Board of Directors Meeting got underway Nov. 10 in Carlsbad, Calif. USMEF Chair Pat Binger, who heads international sales for Cargill Protein North America, welcomed members from across the nation – including farmers, ranchers, processors, exporters and traders – to the organization’s first in-person meeting since 2019.

Binger previewed the conference agenda by noting that attendees will learn exciting details about booming demand for U.S. red meat in both established and emerging markets, but cautioned that the U.S. industry faces significant production...

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Nov 15 7:58 AM, General News


DoorDash Launches SafeDash™: New technology for Dasher Safety and Peace of Mind

Safety is extremely important to us, which is why we continue to invest in products, policies, and partnerships that enable us to lead the industry while better serving all members of our community. In 2019, DoorDash became the first in the industry to offer occupational accident insurance at no cost to Dashers and with no-opt-in required, helping support Dashers if they’re injured while delivering on our platform. We’ve also built out our 24/7 Trust & Safety team, a more transparent and...

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Nov 10 8:00 AM, General News


UNFI to Expand Grocery and Delivery Service for Independent Retailers with DoorDash Relationship

United Natural Foods, Inc., today announced it has entered into a reseller agreement with DoorDash, the nation’s leading last-mile logistics platform, to bring on-demand grocery delivery solutions to independent retailers nationwide through the DoorDash marketplace.

UNFI’s arrangement with DoorDash will give local grocers the opportunity to leverage the DoorDash platform to build an ecommerce and delivery offering that meets the needs of their customer base while enabling UNFI to expand its end-to-end and last-mile-delivery services to its suite of...

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Oct 15 8:00 AM, General News


Grubhub And Restaurant Strong Fund to Give $4 Million to Restaurants

Today, Grubhub, a leading global online food delivery marketplace, and The Greg Hill Foundation's Restaurant Strong Fund, announced they will be giving $4 million in grants to support restaurants across the country that have been working hard to survive the pandemic. Ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, the grants are part of the Restaurant Strong Fund's All Day campaign and will help restaurant owners fund indoor and outdoor dining improvements, equipment and technology maintenance and upgrades, marketing and promotion efforts, staff hiring and training, Covid-19...

 

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Oct 8 7:50 AM, General News


Amazon Prime Members will Soon Pay Fee for All Whole Foods Deliveries

Amazon is phasing out free deliveries from Whole Foods Market for Amazon Prime members.

Free online deliveries from Whole Foods are coming to an end for members of the Amazon Prime paid loyalty program.

Starting Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, all online delivery orders placed through the Amazon Prime membership service will carry a $9.95 delivery fee. Amazon Prime members, who up until now received free delivery for Whole Foods orders over $35, have been paying the fee in the for Whole Foods delivery orders in the...

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Sep 28 7:54 AM, SeafoodNews


Grubhub and Yandex SDG Launch Robot Delivery Technology at The Ohio State University

Grubhub, a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform on college campuses, and Yandex Self-Driving Group (SDG), a leading autonomous vehicles developer inside Yandex, one of Europe's largest internet companies, will roll out delivery via Yandex's robots at its first college campus — The Ohio State University (OSU).

More than 60,000 hungry Buckeyes will be able to order their favorite foods from on-campus dining locations via the Grubhub app and have them delivered by one of 50 Yandex robots operating at the...

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Aug 20 8:20 AM, General News


DoorDash Plunges Into Loss On Pricey Grocery Expansion

Food-delivery firm DoorDash Inc's loss widened more than expected in the second quarter as the U.S. upstart spent heavily to expand internationally and into a crowded market for grocery during the pandemic.

Shares of the company are trading more than 4% lower in the premarket after total expenses more than doubled to $1.34 billion, overshadowing a surge in revenue.

Demand for delivery of essentials has stayed strong during the health crisis, leading DoorDash to sign new partnerships with pet specialty retailer PetSmart Inc, grocer Albertsons Inc and plant-based...

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Aug 13 9:15 AM, General News


Olo Teams Up with Grubhub to Streamline Delivery and Digital Orders for Restaurants

Olo, a leading on-demand commerce platform powering the restaurant industry’s digital transformation, announced an engagement with Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace, to integrate digital orders directly into the point-of-sale (POS) of tens of thousands of restaurant brand locations via Olo Rails.

Rails is Olo’s solution that makes it easy for restaurant brands to publish their menus, prices and location information on participating third-party marketplaces in order to drive incremental sales, simplify workflows and manage orders from multiple channels into one place. The solution also allows orders placed by consumers on the Grubhub website or app to be injected directly into the order stream at the restaurant to improve order accuracy and...

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Aug 12 8:33 AM, General News


The U.S. Restaurant Industry Recovery Through Second Quarter has Been Slow and Steady

The second quarter of this year reflects a period during which state and local governments lifted pandemic restrictions, restaurants reopened, people got vaccinated, and consumers used restaurants more than they did throughout the pandemic, reports The NPD Group. Consumer spending at restaurants was up +32% in the April-May-June 2021 quarter compared to the same quarter last year, and for a pre-pandemic view, flat compared to the same quarter in 2019. Restaurant visits, dining in or off-premises, increased by +22% in the quarter compared to the same quarter last year and were down -7% compared to the second quarter of 2019, according to NPD’s daily tracking of the U.S. foodservice industry.

Quick service restaurants (QSRs), representing 81% of restaurant visits in the U.S., realized a gain of +15% in visits in the second quarter compared to a year ago and a -5% decline compared to the second quarter of 2019. Throughout the pandemic, QSR restaurants, particularly...

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Aug 11 8:28 AM, General News


Kroger and Kitchen United Partner to Provide Customers Meal Pick Up and Delivery from Restaurants

Kroger and ghost kitchen industry leader Kitchen United announced a partnership to offer customers freshly prepared, on-demand restaurant food.

"Our customers' appetite for fresh, on-demand meals continues to accelerate, and we remain focused on offering new and innovative products that provide anything, anytime, anywhere," said Dan De La Rosa, Kroger's group vice president, of fresh merchandising "Our partnership with Kitchen United taps into restaurants' growing use of off-premise kitchen space to increase...

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Aug 4 9:56 AM, General News


HelloFresh Market Launches in U.S., Expanding Beyond Weeknight Dinners to Everyday Essentials

HelloFresh announced the launch of HelloFresh Market, an online store offering customers a range of add-ons, from quick meals to pantry essentials. The Market gives customers a convenient way to get breakfast options, ready-to-heat meals or everyday items – such as fresh produce, snacks, desserts, sides, spice blends, grocery essentials, and more – delivered to their doorstep simply by adding them to their weekly HelloFresh order. The range of Market offerings will be rolling out to all customers across...

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Jul 29 8:27 AM, General News


Thighstop's Take on National Chicken Wing Day: 'Save a Wing, Eat a Thigh'

This National Chicken Wing Day on July 29 comes amidst a national chicken wing crisis. Restaurant brands are widely bowing out this year, and consumers are left wondering where they will get their fix. But Thighstop, Wingstop's new virtual food brand, is giving the famous holiday new flavor by repositioning it as "Thighstop Thigh Day."

On one of the more popular food holidays among fans and foodies alike, Thighstop is determined to keep the celebration going by offering two free bone-in thighs with qualifying purchases on July 29. Available through Thighstop.com or DoorDash, the two free bone-in thighs are...

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Jul 23 8:24 AM, General News


Uber Accelerates National Grocery Availability Across the U.S.

Today, Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) announced that its on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery is now available to Uber and Uber Eats customers in over 400 cities and towns across the U.S., including major markets like San Francisco, New York City, and Washington DC. This marks Uber’s first major grocery expansion in the U.S., more than doubling the availability of the offering this week, and accelerating its grocery rollout this year with a 1,200-store partnership with the Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI)...

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Jul 19 9:15 AM, General News


Ruby Tuesday Introduces Libby’s BBQ for Summer

Ruby Tuesday has announced the addition of Libby’s BBQ with a new feature menu this summer. Originally crafted in the Ruby Tuesday kitchen as a delivery-only concept, Libby’s BBQ offers smoky, tender, saucy BBQ entrees and is now available to order at all Ruby Tuesday locations for dine-in, Ruby TueGO and delivery for a limited time only.

Now through September, Ruby Tuesday guests can try Libby’s BBQ entrees starting at $9.99. The all-new Libby’s BBQ menu includes tender, smoked beef brisket and...

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Jul 15 9:45 AM, General News


Grubhub Doubles Down on Its Commitment to Supporting Restaurants with The Grubhub Guarantee

Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace, announced the Grubhub Guarantee, the company's newest feature promising diners on-time delivery and the lowest price relative to competitors, or Grubhub will make it right with Grubhub Perks for free food.

In a study of thousands of consumers, Grubhub looked at what mattered most to diners, and on-time delivery came in as one of the top factors when choosing a food delivery platform. With the Grubhub Guarantee, Grubhub is standing behind on-time delivery and lowest price in order to facilitate...

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Jul 13 8:22 AM, General News


Subway Debuts Largest Menu Update in Brand's History

Subway restaurants announced the biggest changes in the brand's history, making improvements to almost every core menu item and introducing important digital upgrades that elevate the guest experience. The Eat Fresh Refresh™ arrives in U.S. restaurants nationwide on July 13, and is marked with unprecedented moments, including participating Subway restaurants across the country closing for a Refresh Break and a one million sub sandwich giveaway to encourage people to come see and taste the changes.

Starting on July 13, the Eat Fresh Refresh comes to life in all U.S. Subway restaurants. The more than 20 menu updates include...

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Jul 7 8:21 AM, General News


Grubhub Releases Third Annual State of the Plate Report

As we approach a new normal and restaurants reopen, there's a lot to look forward to for the rest of the year. Before looking ahead, let's rewind to see how diners ate their way through the last six months. Grubhub, part of leading global online food delivery marketplace Just Eat Takeaway.com, launched the third annual "State of the Plate" report. Looking at trends from hundreds of thousands average daily orders, Grubhub's mid-year report checks in on what has shaped 2021 thus far, including the top trending foods, popular restaurants across the country, and what we can expect to see more of in the second half of the year.

Unlike 2020, diners opted for the plant-based versions of delivery classics so far in 2021. And while last year's top food, the wildly popular...

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Jul 2 3:10 PM, General News







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