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Building a Search Engine for Food Delivery [The Rideshare Guy]

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2098 Rider
 Posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Do you think this will work?  or be successful?

There are a lot of food delivery apps out there – many of the big ones, but plenty of small ones, too, plus all of the chains getting involved with their own delivery apps! Where can customers find all of this delivery information in one place, though, including ones offering the lowest delivery fees or discounts? You guessed it – there’s an app for that! In this episode, I’ll talk to the CEO and cofounder of Foodboss, an all-in-one search engine for food delivery and pickup.

What is Foodboss?

  • Online search engine for food delivery
  • Customers can see in real-time what restaurants are open, fees, delivery times, etc.
  • Think of it like Kayak or Trivago for the food space
  • Geared to be more mobile-friendly



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     2 years ago

    No, it won't. It offers no benefits. 

    People look for choices, low fees, and speedy delivery and I don't see how adding another layer helping any of these.

    Restaurants can sign up for these services easily, so most restaurants I buy from support all the major ones. I've never felt any inconvenience ordering from a restaurant I want.

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     2 years ago

    So essentially this is a fee comparison tool? I guess this is helpful, does it factor in coupons and promos though? Often times I decide between UberEats or DoorDash based on promotions.

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       2 years ago

      good point. so this will just join the numerous coupon sites that are out there. like retailmenot

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    113 Rider
     2 years ago

    Aren't GrubHub and UberEats already the "search engines" of restaurants?

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     2 years ago

    I just tried it and all it picked up was a local Chipotle. One choice, and I know there is more than one restaurant near my house. 

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    47 Rider
     2 years ago

    From what I can tell when I look around for a service, most companies offer similar fees. This is because the restaurants are charging the same, they are accepting similar fees from these delivery services, and drivers are accepting similar ride requests. (Remember, most drivers sign up for all services.)

    Now, if the fees are changing due to surge pricing (I assume that exists in food services)? Then perhaps that could be a good way to compare the status/availability of drivers.  ...but even then...do they differ that much?

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