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Restaurants Shrink as Food Delivery Apps Get More Popular - Bloomberg

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828 Driver Rider
 Posted 1 year, 5 months ago

For real? Is this really happening?  Will Uber win again?

More patrons want to eat at home, and so food chains are renovating their spaces.

People are still eating restaurant food-- they're just not doing it at restaurants as much. Delivery apps from DoorDash Inc., Postmates Inc., GrubHub Inc. and UberEats have made ordering in easier, and have changed the way food chains think about their business. The number of food delivery app downloads is up 380 percent compared with three years ago, according to market-data firm App Annie, and research firm Cowen and Co. predicts that U.S. restaurant delivery sales will rise an average of 12 percent a year to $76 billion in the next four years.

At Firehouse, revenue has increased 7 percent this year, mainly from orders placed online and through delivery apps, Fox said. More than half of his sales are for food eaten elsewhere.

"The impact from delivery is the greatest shift we've seen yet," said Fox, who has been at Firehouse for 15 years.  "We're investing in where the business is going, which is off site.” Since January, orders for pickup and delivery have made up 60 percent of Firehouse Subs' revenue.  

In July, all 1,102 Firehouse locations replaced some of their tables and chairs with shelves where delivery orders can be stacked. About 10 square feet that used to be seating is now a place for couriers to grab orders.


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    1 Driver Driver Rider
     7 months ago

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    252 Driver
     1 year ago

    For what it's worth, the concept of food delivery has been attempted by various vendors for the last few decades. We all know there is demand out there.  The rest is just execution and economics. Perhaps if anyone can do it, it's Uber. They already have a massive number of drivers, and they are already out there.  Taking on additional jobs for food delivery may work.

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     9 months ago

    Yes, totally agree with you, food chains giving more discounts to their customers so they become eager to go to restro places rather ordering from home. As Nowadays food delivery becomes a vast business across the world after various apps like Bloomberg, Ubereats, etc.
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     1 year ago

    To drivers,

    Is that picture indicative of how you pick up your UberEats? You just walk in, grab the bag that's a part of your order and go?

    I honestly don't have a clue as to how the pickup of food items work.  It sounds like a total nightmare. 

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      47 Rider
       1 year ago

      Yeah, I've wondered the same thing. I've never ordered from UberEats before but the pickup seems like a big mystery. If they really had food just placed on the rack, mistakes will be made and homeless may come take the food.