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    Food delivery robots to roam Chicago in pilot program

    Robot operators will partner with restaurants and grocery stores to test the app-based robot deliveries while city leaders examine device boundaries and risk. 

    By Katie Pyzyk • Oct. 3, 2022
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    DoorDash will offer $1M in gift cards to food insecure communities

    The aggregator has partnered with 18 mayors to provide data on local food needs and deliver meals to households with poor food access. 

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    Uber, Visa issue $1M in grants to 100 small business owners

    The Local Initiatives Support Corporation has selected 100 active Uber Eats partners, who are primarily business owners of color, to receive $10,000 grants.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    Charleys Philly Steak takes off with Flytrex drone delivery

    Through this partnership, the autonomous drone delivery company can deliver food from Charleys to customers’ backyards within three minutes. 

    By Sept. 28, 2022
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    DoorDash to offer first credit card via Chase, Mastercard

    Co-branded cards have been proven to increase customer frequency, which could also deepen loyalty. 

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    Uber Eats integrates with Toast, Clover

    These deals will allow Uber Eats’ restaurant partners to onboard with both their POS provider and the delivery company much faster. 

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    ASAP inks first NHL in-stadium ordering partnership

    This deal with the Florida Panthers builds on past partnerships with NFL teams as ASAP expands its reach. 

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    Bloomin’ scales virtual brand reach with expanded Grubhub deal

    Tender Shack, which launched on DoorDash’s marketplace in 2020, will soon be available on the delivery platform.

    By Sept. 16, 2022
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    Qdoba enters Austin, Texas, via Reef ghost kitchens

    The Mexican chain launched a ghost kitchen trial with Reef trial in Austin this spring, and plans to open 25 locations with the ghost kitchen company.

    By Updated Sept. 15, 2022
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    Setting the table for the restaurant of the future

    What will the future of the restaurant industry look like over the coming year?

    Sept. 12, 2022
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    Uber, Nuro strike 10-year deal for robot food delivery

    Uber Eats will use Nuro’s autonomous delivery bots to deliver orders in Mountain View, California, and Houston.

    By Sept. 8, 2022
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    Wendy’s latest ‘Rick and Morty’ crossover opens portal to Uber Eats

    Delivery continues to be a focus of the partnership as the reference-heavy Adult Swim series enshrines its place in the pop culture conversation.

    By Peter Adams • Sept. 7, 2022
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    Brinker to trim virtual brand menu, hike prices

    The company is rightsizing menus, pricing and kitchen operations for It’s Just Wings and Maggiano’s Italian Classics, which drove 6% of sales in fiscal 2022. 

    By Aug. 25, 2022
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    ASAP partners with FoodBoss to grow market visibility

    ASAP, formerly called Waitr, will gain access to new restaurants and customers on the food delivery search engine in its first partnership since rebranding. 

    By Aug. 23, 2022
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    DoorDash tailors product dashboard for small restaurants

    The company’s suite of offerings helps businesses pick services based on their priorities, such as growing online or increasing order volumes.

    By Aug. 22, 2022
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    Why an Applebee’s franchisee is going delivery-only

    Doherty Enterprises, which runs 90 Applebee’s units, has a ghost kitchen in Miami and plans to open a delivery-only unit in New York City next year. 

    By Aug. 22, 2022
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    How the right delivery and dispatching technology can help your restaurant succeed

    With the right technology in place, restaurants can improve the quality of the entire delivery process end-to-end while saving on commissions and labor-intensive management of several external parties.

    Aug. 22, 2022
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    Grubhub offers Bank of America cardholders free year of Grubhub+

    The aggregator is working with outside companies to expand its reach, recently partnering with Amazon to offer Prime members a free year of Grubhub+.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    DoorDash, Lettuce Entertain You add loyalty, gift card integrations

    Lettuce's online ordering sites, which were created with DoorDash's Storefront product, allow customers to earn and redeem rewards and pay with gift cards.

    By Aug. 17, 2022
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    Uber phases out free rewards program

    Uber Rewards will end Nov. 1 as the company grows its paid membership program Uber One, which is used by 10 million global customers.

    By Aug. 16, 2022
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    Gopuff taps Panera exec as new CFO

    Ted Stedem's addition to the ultrafast delivery company's C-suite comes a few months after it named a Pizza Hut alum to lead its Kitchen division. 

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 15, 2022
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    Wendy’s to slash at least 550 units from Reef pipeline

    The burger chain now plans to open between 100 and 150 Reef locations by 2025, down from 700, as sales at U.S. outposts disappoint.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Picnic Works, Speedy Eats to deploy 5K automated drive-thrus

    The companies expect to roll out the automated stations, worth an estimated $800 million, in the U.S. throughout the next five years.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Deep Dive // Reef Technology's expansion

    How Reef helps shape city ghost kitchen regulations to accommodate its model

    The ghost kitchen company has devised two paths into new markets: one through city hall, and one through back doors of hotel kitchens.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    7-Eleven reportedly acquires delivery startup, intends to compete with DoorDash

    The c-store giant bought Skipcart, which provides same-day and on-demand delivery, according to The Information. 

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 8, 2022