Delivery-only restaurants are on the rise. Here's what a virtual food hall looks like.
The delivery app had been criticized for taking high commissions on orders during the pandemic.
Across Europe, e-grocery is booming. Companies that successfully pivoted want to hold onto this new slice of business.
As more people start eating in restaurants again, delivery companies are competing for consumer loyalty and looking beyond food.
Marketplace’s Jennifer Pak in Shanghai and Scott Tong in the Washington, D.C., area sample each country’s e-grocery and restaurant delivery apps.
Many restaurateurs realize that their industry, built on socializing in packed rooms, needs to reduce tables, shrink menus, and increase technology to survive.
That could mean higher prices for consumers, and for the restaurants that rely on the apps.
Some food delivery services charge as much as 40% in fees. That's cutting into restaurants' bottom line.
With some supermarket shelves empty, food providers turn to door-to-door delivery.