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    DoorDash, Grubhub offer drivers relief for gas costs

    All three of the major delivery platforms have announced initiatives to alleviate costs as prices at the gas pumps continue to rise. 

    By , Updated March 16, 2022
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    Uber Eats customers must pay fuel surcharges starting tomorrow

    An additional $0.35 to $0.45 will be added on delivery orders in nearly every national market through May to help couriers manage spiking gas prices.

    By March 15, 2022
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    Off-premise initiatives

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

    By Restaurant Dive staff
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    DoorDash flexes diversification with accelerator to support minority CPG businesses

    The program helps cement the company's status as a multi-platform aggregator — an expansion that may be key to protecting profitability in the long term.

    By March 14, 2022
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    Uber Eats brings back group ordering with enhanced features

    The delivery aggregator's group ordering now includes bill-splitting options, as well as deadlines and auto-reminders.

    By March 9, 2022
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    Waitr adds chief information officer as it expands business model

    Matthew Coy joins the company shortly after it named Timothy Newton as its chief technology officer and announced a rebrand to emphasize new verticals.

    By March 8, 2022
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    Over 50% of diners would switch delivery providers if fees rose, study shows

    On average, consumers said they would stop using a delivery app if delivery fees reached $9, Coupon Follow data finds. 

    By March 4, 2022
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    IHOP tests 2 virtual brands in 50 stores

    Parent company Dine Brands has expanded Thrilled Cheese and Super Mega Dilla from nine restaurants last quarter to 50.

    By March 3, 2022
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    Reef Technology's expansion

    Wendy's CFO: Ghost kitchens, nontraditional units will make up half of 2022 store growth

    The burger chain, which has opened 30 kitchens with Reef so far, plans to open up to 200 more units with the ghost kitchen platform this year.

    By March 2, 2022
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    DoorDash buys Bbot to bolster in-store digital ordering capabilities

    The deal may grow DoorDash's partner business footprint, since Bbot services restaurants, hotels, bars, food halls, ghost kitchens and bowling alleys.

    By March 1, 2022
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    Krispy Kreme to open delivery-only shops in US and Mexico

    After a successful pilot in the U.K., the donut chain will bring its "dark shop" concept to the U.S. this year to grow access points in a low-cost way.

    By Feb. 24, 2022
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    Grubhub links with Buyk on convenience delivery

    Buyk will manage order fulfillment and delivery under the arrangement, which will bring more than 2,000 products from local and national suppliers as well as its own private label items to Grubhub's online marketplace.

    By Sam Silverstein • Feb. 23, 2022
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    Kiwibot and Sodexo to bring over 1K delivery robots to 50 college campuses

    Kiwibot also recently raised roughly $7.5 million in funding, which will go toward ramping up production to build 100 robots a month.

    By Feb. 17, 2022
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    DoorDash's 2021 revenue, losses buoyed by new verticals

    The leading delivery aggregator's revenue rose 69% over year one of the pandemic, but its losses grew by $7 million.

    By Feb. 17, 2022
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    Grubhub expands convenience channel Grubhub Goods nationwide

    The service will offer delivery from more than 3,000 locations across the country and follows a successful pilot with 7-Eleven. 

    By Feb. 15, 2022
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    Slower McDonald's units may see higher DoorDash fees

    The delivery company lowered standard commissions on orders to 11.6% as part of a November deal, but that charge jumps to 17.6% if a driver has to wait over seven minutes.

    By Feb. 14, 2022
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    DoorDash will give cash advances to small businesses

    DoorDash Capital allows restaurants to repay the cash advances based on a percentage of their DoorDash sales and without interest.

    By Feb. 9, 2022
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    DoorDash puts down roots in same-day flower delivery

    The aggregator's new vertical initially includes more than 3,000 local and national florists and marks another step beyond foodservice. 

    By Feb. 9, 2022
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    Brinker plans more off-premise-only kitchens, virtual brand expansion

    The chain opened an off-premise kitchen in Manhattan last month and plans to open similar units near universities in Dallas and Columbus, Ohio, CEO Wyman Roberts said during the company's Q2 earnings call. 

    By Feb. 4, 2022
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    The Restaurant Dive Outlook on 2022

    Restaurants are investing in labor-saving technology, wage hikes and new delivery strategies to prepare for a year that may still be squeezed by labor, supply chain and inflation pressure. 

    Feb. 4, 2022
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    Shake Shack hooks up with DoorDash for chicken sandwich-themed dating site

    The brands are linking to help spicy food lovers "eat cute" in time for Valentine's Day with an effort that could generate valuable first-party data.

    By Chris Kelly • Feb. 3, 2022
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    Lunchbox's $50M funding includes investment from DoorDash execs

    This participation in the funding round reflects blurring lines between digital ordering and delivery fulfillment, though Lunchbox CEO Nabeel Alamgir has been critical of third-party delivery firms' high commission fees. 

    By Feb. 2, 2022
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    Domino's introduces $3 credits for carryout customers

    Diners can earn these "tips," which go toward future carryout purchases, on $5-plus online takeaway orders every day between Jan. 31 and May 22.

    By Jan. 31, 2022
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    Deliverect secures another $150M, pushing its valuation above $1.4B

    The company has accrued $240 million in total funding since its founding in 2018, and is reportedly considering an IPO. 

    By Jan. 25, 2022
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    7-Eleven introduces subscription delivery service

    For $5.95 a month, shoppers can get items, including hot food and drinks, delivered by the convenience store in about 30 minutes.

    By Kaarin Vembar , Jan. 25, 2022
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    Waitr adds chief technology officer as it expands into new verticals

    Timothy Newton previously worked as vice president of global technology operations at Papa John's, and appears to be Waitr's first CTO.

    By Jan. 19, 2022