Shopping & Delivery Apps

Why Deleting Your Food Delivery App Could Help Save Restaurants

The food delivery category has become a true juggernaut, thanks large in part to an explosion of delivery apps and remote ordering platforms. Digital food delivery is projected to grow into a staggering...

Grubhub - DoorDash - Seamless Delivery Service Fraud

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last night Pim Techamuanvivit discovered that Grubhub, Seamless and Yelp delivery services have fake listings for her San Francisco restaurant, Kin Khao, to accept food orders on their sites. Her r...

SFGate: DoorDash is requiring engineers to deliver food — and they’re furious

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

"... An engineer with a reported total compensation, or TC, of $400,000 a year griped about the responsibility of having to do a once-a-month delivery. 'What the actual f—k?' the engineer wrote on ...

Taco Bell: Taco Lover's Pass

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days ago

Purchase $10 Taco Lover's Pass. Get one taco a day for 30 days. Via mobile app only at participating locations.

Op-Ed: DoorDash, Grubhub want to gouge a bigger chunk of SF's restaurant revenues

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

The evil delivery twins, DoorDash and Grubhub are suing San Francisco to overturn the permanent 15% cap on delivery fees charged to restaurants. The Board of Supervisors passed this measure to coun...

The Fight to Rein in Delivery Apps

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Should you need more reasons to despise DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats, here are a couple more: "...as I began to probe the history of the delivery-app sector, the thirty-per-cent commission re...

Europe's Just Eat Takeaway to buy U.S. delivery firm Grubhub for $7.3 billion

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"."..Running an operation on the other side of the Atlantic, which Maloney will continue to oversee, means Just Eat boss Jitse Groen will have to maintain Grubhub’s sales force and keep the spigot ...

Instacart Workers Consider Walk-Off on Oct 16

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . The pandemic has, perhaps inevitably, revealed the true costs of many conveniences that previously have been taken for granted. Getting nearly anything you want brought to your door as soon...

Help with rustic/farmhouse dining room table

by bsugarcream 6 months ago

We are in need of a new table. Wish list: seats 8 people with leaf open, the people sitting on the end have plenty of leg room, rustic/farmhouse look, if the set comes with chairs we'd like built i...

How to ghost Grubhub and order your restaurant takeout ethically

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . a recent report revealed that Grubhub, which owns food delivery services like Seamless, Eat24, MenuPages, and AllMenus, has been buying domain names to set up dummy websites that resemble ...

Engadget: Chicago sues DoorDash and GrubHub, alleging deceptive business practices

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

". . . Specifically, the city claims that both DoorDash and GrubHub have consistently advertised delivery services from restaurants that never consented to a listing on their platforms. The city al...

5th Annual Massachusetts Eat Local Month, August 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Sharing this email message: "We have a number of exciting programs coming up with the Sustainable Business Network of MA! The 5th Annual Massachusetts Eat Local Month is a statewide campaign...

Have Delivery Apps Changed What a Restaurant Is?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

" . . . And so as the world slowly begins to open again, and restaurants resume indoor dining (and, increasingly, cease their takeout operations), I wonder: When we’re at normal capacity and the no...

Jū-ni Chirashi To Go | NOPA - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

When Covid-19 ended dine-in services, Michelin one-star Jū-ni was quick to regroup to offer take-away chirashi bowls, $39, beginning March 19. Last month after picking up yakitori at its sister res...

Mail order gifts and gift boxes in Canada

by prima 1 year ago

I'm thinking of sending gifts to some friends who live out-of-province. Which sites or businesses have you used? I have sent a Jaswant's Kitchen spice basket. https://www.jaswantskitchen.co...

Tired of Big Tech, Co-ops Appeal to Delivery Workers Burned by Gigs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

“It’s a groundswell from the community instead, as opposed to, you know, a venture-funded, hyper-growth, ‘Let’s extract as much from the people and the companies that are our clients and customers,...

FEASTIN meal and grocery delivery service?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Has anyone tried FeastIn delivery service? Its model is to take advance orders, then consolidate and deliver refrigerated meals or groceries within two days. Customers are encouraged to order for m...

North Beach Neighbors Band Together to Boost Restaurants’ Business With Volunteer Deliveries

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . So four guys from the neighborhood: Sauter, Dew, Teddy Kramer and Sri Artham got together and formed a group called “North Beach Delivers.” Each Thursday night since the shelter-in-place be...

Tried Instacart for the first time today

by NJChica 1 year ago

I've always thought that people who use grocery delivery services like PeaPod or whatever were just lazy. Today I joined that club. I live in a 3rd floor apartment by myself and I'm tired of haul...

Any recommendations for a CSA near Chapel Hill, NC?

by LulusMom 1 year ago

Given the current situation, it seems like a good time to join a CSA. I'm looking for recommendations. I'm hoping to get information on how often you get your box; whether you can pick some items i...