• An image featuring Chegg's logo and a DashPass logo.
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    DoorDash and Chegg partner to offer free DashPass to students

    Chegg’s large base of student subscribers could help DoorDash strengthen its presence on college campuses, bolstering its delivery market share dominance.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Ghost kitchens need to go omnichannel if they want to survive, experts say

    After a year of dashed expansion plans, closures and high-profile regulatory infractions, segment players may need brand awareness and expanded access points to thrive.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Off-premise initiatives

    The pandemic has proven that off-premise operations, from takeout to drive-thru, are a vital part of the restaurant industry to keep revenue up and consumers returning.

    By Restaurant Dive staff
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    Flytrex, drone partner receive critical FAA approval for expansion

    Flytrex, whose delivery partners include Taco Bell, Wendy’s and Papa Johns, and Causey Aviation Unmanned may be able to scale service to 82 million eligible properties nationwide. 

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    7-Eleven delivery robots hit the streets

    Customers ordering from the 7Now app in West Hollywood, California, may get the option to have their order sent via a Serve Robotics delivery bot.

    By Jessica Loder • Jan. 30, 2023
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    Chick-fil-A to open second Little Blue Menu location

    The chain’s original Nashville, Tennessee, prototype offers items from virtual concepts Outfox Wings and Because, Burger in addition to Chick-fil-A’s menu. 

    By Updated Jan. 30, 2023
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    Uber Eats adds customer data privacy feature

    The enhancement, View as a Delivery Person, was rolled out across the U.S. and Canada Wednesday and allows users to see what personal information is shared with a courier throughout the delivery process. 

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Chili’s closes off-premise test unit 2 months after opening

    Brinker International said it closed the store to focus on improving Chili’s core business and innovation, including its Kitchen of the Future 3 program.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Grubhub adds emergency assistance features to driver app

    Using the Grubhub for Drivers app, couriers will be able to connect to 911 centers or a RapidSOS agent to get assistance in difficult situations. 

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Starbucks, DoorDash will take delivery partnership nationwide

    The chain is offering delivery through DoorDash in select markets including Northern California, Texas, Georgia and Florida before expanding in March.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    DoorDash launches package pickup service

    The service's rollout comes in the midst of the busy post-holiday returns season.

    By Max Garland • Jan. 6, 2023
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    Grubhub to pay $3.5M settlement in DC following allegations of hidden fees

    As part of an agreement with Attorney General Karl Racine, Grubhub will provide greater transparency over fees charged and menu prices.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    How Circle K is working with ultrafast delivery firm Food Rocket

    The c-store company is treating the startup like one of its business units, while Food Rocket is leaning on the Couche-Tard’s infrastructure to help it grow, executives said.

    By Brett Dworski • Dec. 21, 2022
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    Uber Eats, Cartken debut autonomous robot delivery in Miami area

    This partnership builds on Uber Eats’ existing relationships with delivery robot providers, including Motional, Serve Robotics and Nuro. 

    By Dec. 15, 2022
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    Doritos opens ghost kitchen catering to late-night cravings

    Doritos After the Dark runs through the winter solstice and features globally inspired dishes, like a sandwich based on a banh mi.

    By Peter Adams • Dec. 14, 2022
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    Kiwibot launches first autonomous campus partnership at Loyola Marymount

    Twenty-five self-driving robots will deliver food from campus restaurants and convenience stores to drop-off locations across the university’s grounds.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Grubhub, Kiwibot to roll out robotic delivery at colleges

    The partnership builds upon Grubhub’s existing relationships with Cartken and Starship, which have deployed robots to nearly a dozen colleges. 

    By Dec. 9, 2022
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    Uber, Chicago agree to $10M settlement in commission fee and advertising investigation

    Uber Eats will compensate restaurants listed on its website without consent, as well as restaurants charged commissions exceeding the 15% emergency cap.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    DoorDash’s expansion beyond the US will come with challenges

    As DoorDash grows globally, it could face headwinds entering new markets, including competitive pressures and shifting consumer behavior.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    How new verticals boost DoorDash’s momentum

    The delivery giant’s expansion into convenience, grocery and other retail has helped it reach new customers and increase loyalty on its platforms.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    DoorDash lays off 1,250 employees

    Early in the pandemic, the company hired fast to keep up with growth and wasn't as disciplined about curbing operating expenses, said CEO Tony Xu.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    How DoorDash became the dominant US food delivery company

    By focusing on communication with restaurant merchants, the aggregator has built products and features based on operator needs.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    Chuck E. Cheese parent creates YouTube-inspired virtual brand

    LankyBox Kitchen, a collaboration between Virtual Dining Concepts and CEC Entertainment, expands Chuck E. Cheese’s virtual brand offerings, which include Pasqually’s Pizza & Wings. 

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    DoorDash becomes WeWork’s exclusive delivery partner

    DoorDash for Work, a corporate meal solution, will deliver food and beverages for WeWork community events at over 200 U.S. and Canada locations.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    Grubhub to deliver Rite Aid products in 16 states

    As delivery companies diversify their offerings, Grubhub is stepping into the drugstore vertical in a partnership encompassing 2,000 Rite Aid locations.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    DoorDash enhances driver safety

    A year after introducing its SafeDash program, DoorDash has added five additional functions, including real-time safety alerts and check-ins.

    By Nov. 14, 2022