The Food Delivery Trend Continues to Grow

Mar 11, 2016

Gone are the days of pizza being the only food you can get delivered to your home. These days, if you’ve got a hankering for pho, cheeseburgers or barbeque ribs, more than likely you can have these delivered to you in a timely manner. Too lazy to drive to your local smoothie shop? Try using popular food delivery services such as DoorDash, UberEats or Grubhub.


With a growing number of consumers factoring in food delivery as a feature for rating a restaurant, the amount of third-party delivery services are on the rise. In addition to the listed services above, there are also the following available: Postmates, Amazon Prime Now (which also offers grocery delivery), and Eat24 with delivery times ranging anywhere from 4 minutes to about an hour.


If you’re a restaurant owner thinking of outsourcing your deliveries, these services may be the answer for you. However, be aware of the potential large fee you may have to pay as a percentage of the sale. Also, be mindful that delivery, whether utilizing your own employees or a third-party service, may affect the quality of your food. Check out these great tips from Restaurant Business Online on quality cues you can control.