Food Delivery

Chinese food delivery platforms Ele.me and Meituan ramp up ahead of stay-at-home Spring Festival



a person sitting on a motorcycle: As Covid-19 cases resurge in China, authorities are discouraging travel for Lunar New Year and inviting the public to order their festive meals online. Photo: SCMP / Roy Issa


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As Covid-19 cases resurge in China, authorities are discouraging travel for Lunar New Year and inviting the public to order their festive meals online. Photo: SCMP / Roy Issa

China’s Lunar New Year holiday is approaching and food delivery companies have been ramping up their orders as more people avoid travelling for family reunions over celebratory meals.

Ele.me, the country’s second largest food delivery platform, said that nearly 200 catering brands have offered Lunar New Year’s dinner sets on its platform as of Tuesday. Such services cover 5,000 offline restaurants, a 260 per cent increase compared with the

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COVID-19 and Regulating Third-Party Food Delivery Services

Disputes between restaurants and third-party food delivery services—such as Grubhub and Uber Eats—have made headlines over recent years. This tension has only been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 was a particularly tough year for restaurants across the country and even tougher in cities like New York where rents are high and state-mandated business closures resulted in significant cuts to already narrow profit margins. However, the same has not been true for third-party food delivery services. In 2020, food delivery apps saw substantial increases in revenues. Uber Eats, for example, reported revenues of $2.51 billion in 2019; that number jumped

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Proposed ordinance would cap food delivery fees in Lincoln

An ordinance proposed in the Lincoln City Council would make it illegal for third-party food delivery fees to exceed 15 percent of the cost of the food ordered during times of a declared emergency – whether declared locally or by state officials. 
Food Delivery

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln restaurants who use food delivery services may soon see a stop to excessive charges.

An ordinance proposed in the Lincoln City Council would make it illegal for third-party food delivery fees to exceed 15 percent of the cost of the food ordered during times of a declared emergency

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Super Bowl Means Snacking, Even Without Parties

Last year, the restaurant chain sold more than 11 million wings on Super Bowl Sunday. This year, Mr. Tick said, he expects to meet or exceed that number even with his 1,200 restaurants around the country facing varying dine-in restrictions.

“We expect to see similar total demand, but an increase in off-premise ordering and, if I was a betting person, more parties of smaller size, so smaller order size as well,” he said.

For millions of people, whether football fans or not, the Super Bowl has long been an excuse to gather at a bar or restaurant or in someone’s

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DoorDash Driving Online Delivery Beyond Restaurants

Meal delivery had already become table stakes for all restaurants, big and small, chains and independents. Then in 2020, the pandemic-driven stay-at-home lifestyle created a surge in consumer online ordering and food delivery. Competition among third party delivery companies became intense in the battle for market share with DoorDash grabbing the lion’s share. But free offers and discounting has taken its toll on profitability and there has been significant consolidation among meal delivery firms.

So it’s no surprise to see DoorDash leveraging its delivery infrastructure into adjacent verticals such as C-stores and pharmacies. Other verticals will follow. Still, headwinds are

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Shoreline Menus food delivery disruptor stepping up for mom and pop restaurants struggling amid pandemic

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) — A local food delivery service is changing the game. Since, the COVID-19 pandemic they’ve grown exponentially and given the big guys, like Uber Eats a run for their money.

ShorelineMenus.com launched about two years ago. It all started in Old Saybrook when Penny Lane Pub owner, Alex Foulkes got fed up with one of the delivery service companies. He wanted a local option, didn’t see it, so created it.

He got together with other restaurants and hired drivers.

“It was made by the mom and pop restaurants and for the mom and pop restaurants with

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