This Week In Delivery, technology is unavoidable in the restaurant industry, with more and more customers ordering and making reservations from their phones. Read more to find out how some restaurants are adapting and how you can do the same.
Modern Restaurant Management features a pretty sweet infographic from Toast on the start of technology from the perspective of restaurants and restaurant-goers. One neat factoid: 58% of restaurant-goers will use mobile pay when available, but only 22% of restaurants offer mobile payment. As someone with a toddler, I know sometimes you just need to leave dinner as fast as possible! [Read more]
GrubHub is now the largest restaurant ordering platform in America and the amount of active diners on Grubhub has jumped 28% year over year. But restaurants are still trying to figure out how to make delivery profitable, and many venture-backed meal kit services have lost value and fizzled out. [Read more]
McDonald’s began testing delivery at 200 locations last year and is expecting to have delivery available in 10,000 locations later this year, in partnership with UberEats. They’re noticing more delivery orders late at night in areas with lots of young people, like college towns. Now they’re working on designing meals and packaging specifically for delivery. [Read more]
DoorDash has opened a 2000 sq. ft commercial kitchen for chef-partners to offer delivery-only “virtual” restaurants on their platform. It includes four kitchens that are being used to test out various concepts. In the same vein, some restaurants are using their existing kitchens to offer virtual restaurants, separate from their in-house experience. [Read more]
Finally, if the above possibilities haven’t given you enough inspiration, here are some things to consider before choosing a third-party provider. One question that I would include would be, which third-party delivery services are available in your area? [Read more]