The Soaring Demand for Food Delivery
Updated: Apr 16, 2020
Given the rising demand for food delivery services, due to closure of dine-in facility and people locked at home, many delivery companies are offering free delivery to aid restaurants in overcoming losses. Amid this chaos, many food giants are also getting into partnerships with delivery providers to boost their business. For instance, Chipotle Mexican Grill announced a partnership with Uber Eats to expand its digital and delivery business. As a result, customers across America will be able to order Chipotle food through the Uber Eats app as well as ubereats.com.
These partnerships are not only helping restaurants survive the coronavirus onslaught but also bringing rapid digitization in American fast-casual restaurant sector. Grubhub added more than 20,000 new restaurants in March, which topped February’s record addition of 5,000. Similarly, in the United Kingdom, Deliveroo added 3,000 new UK restaurants in March.
Additionally, some of these delivery platforms are also widening their portfolio. Uber Eats has broadened its grocery offering after a partnership with supermarkets like Carrefour. Moreover, these platforms are also offering incentives to restaurants like commission cuts, waiver of delivery fees and signing up new members, to help restaurants improve their cash flow and help them through the crisis.
In the coming weeks and months, loyal customers of Ike's Famous Crabcakes will have the ability to utilize these services in both Ocean City NJ and the Greater Philadelphia Area.