While food delivery apps may help give restaurants access to more customers without investing in cars and drivers, they also create headaches for many operators, eating into already slim margins and leaving diners annoyed with the restaurant if a delivery goes awry. The Canadian Press/CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Uber Eats has launched in 30 new cities and towns in Canada, including Halifax, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon and surrounding cities in Vancouver.
Chicago – The restaurant industry is experiencing one of the biggest shifts in consumer behaviour since the drive-through, and operators must adapt their off-premise business strategy, says a new industry study.
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Winnipeg – A Winnipeg pizza delivery driver is speaking out about racism after confronting a customer who he claims called him a terrorist during a verbal attack. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
San Francisco, CA – Technology company DoorDash announced it will expand in the Greater Toronto Area, working with a total of more than 1,000 GTA restaurants.
Toronto – Uber Eats’ delivery service is coming to Lethbridge and Red Deer in Alberta and to 10 communities in Ontario.
Detroit, MI – General Motors said it will equip newer cars with in-dash e-commerce technology, betting it can profit as drivers order food, find fuel or reserve hotel rooms by tapping icons on the dashboard screen, instead of using smartphones while driving. Reuters reports. | READ MORE
Drones have successfully delivered pizza to customers, so I shouldn’t be surprised to read about self-driving pizza delivery.
Chicago – Takeout service Grubhub will acquire independent North American online food-ordering Foodler.
Chicago – Convenience is a key reason delivery now represents 1.7 billion restaurant and food-service visits a year, suggests research from the NPD Group.
Ann Arbor, MI – Domino’s has partnered with and free web-based platform IFTTT to offer a free service that allows people to add and create connections between digital devices and services using simple conditional statements called applets.
Toronto – Pizzeria Libretto Takeout & Delivery recently opened on College Street in Toronto. Libretto's fifth location, it is offering another service channel with the help of apps. The Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE
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