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Delivery apps become essential for restaurants to survive during pandemic

Delivery apps become essential for restaurants to survive during pandemic

Working from home also means a lot of eating from home. 

As an Uber Eats-commissioned study revealed, we’re chowing down on a lot of delivery and takeout while the coronavirus pandemic surges. A June survey with food service research firm Technomic asked 400 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada about third-party delivery services. All 400 restaurants partner with Uber Eats, and all but 50 work with other food delivery apps, as well. Almost 75 percent of those restaurants saw delivery app sales go up during the outbreak.

From the survey, 92 percent of restaurants said they used a delivery app after March 15 when the pandemic effectively started in the U.S. That’s 27 percent more restaurants using one of the apps (there’s Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, and others) than before the outbreak. Of restaurants that only recently started working with a delivery service almost 90 percent said they’d continue. In the middle of a pandemic, restaurants are practically forced to use delivery apps for visibility and the delivery workers that the apps bring with them. Read more…

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