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More than 75 million people worldwide use Uber. It’s a quick and easy way to get around and eliminates the need to wait a long time or stand in the street trying to hail a taxi. Leveraging its success in ridesharing, Uber Eats is especially brilliant, utilizing its fleet of drivers to deliver food door-to-door.
Because of the size of its fleet, it can service some smaller cities as well, making this particularly useful for restaurants that don’t already have delivery integrated into their operation.
After acquiring Seamless, Eat24 – and its own acquisition by Just Eat Takeaway – Grubhub has become a powerhouse for online and mobile food ordering with over 22.6 million users worldwide.
Consumers can filter their search results by cuisine, price point, features such as coupons and delivery tracking, and customer ratings.
Postmates, already a very popular delivery app with consumers because it offers more than just food delivery – including alcohol – will now have the advantage of sharing its data with Uber Eats since the recent acquisition.
That breadth of data will allow each platform to make more relevant offers to their customers – at least until Uber Eats fully absorbs Postmates into the brand. For now, the two will operate independently.
The fastest growing food delivery app in the country, DoorDash boasts over 310,000 restaurants located in 4,000 cities around the world. DoorDash isn’t quite as widely available as Grubhub yet, but it’s getting there.
Search functions allow users to search by types of food (burgers, vegetarian, Mexican cuisine and more) or by rating level, price, and delivery under 30 minutes.
ChowNow boasts commission-free online ordering for restaurants – a welcome tool during the coronavirus pandemic. Their approach works for restaurants in two ways. First, by powering the online ordering systems for over 14,000 restaurants across North America, via their own websites – an increasingly popular option for food delivery apps.
Second, by including seamless integrations into a restaurant’s social tools, including Facebook, Instagram, and Google, which lets customers order through the channels they’re already on.