Which food delivery apps are best in Springfield?

This is what makes apps like Uber Eats and DoorDash so popular — you can order from a list of restaurants in town that are still open, and the food is …

There are quite a few choices when it comes to fast food around campus. But restaurants like Burrito Bowl only stay open until 7:30 p.m. on most weekdays.

This is what makes apps like Uber Eats and DoorDash so popular — you can order from a list of restaurants in town that are still open, and the food is brought straight to your door.

But which apps do people in Springfield actually use?

Lauren Creek, freshman psychology major, said DoorDash works well with their customers, has the most options and has the most accurate service for their customers.

Creek said she uses it for convenience.

“I live on campus so cooking really isn’t an option,” Creek said. “I (also) hate losing my parking spot.”

Creek also suggests giving specific directions when navigating drivers to campus because they have difficulty finding specific residence halls.

Gaby Farabee, senior cell and molecular biology major, said the main difference in these apps is the restaurant choices — and even some overlap.

Farabee said she has used Uber Eats the most and likes to order food from Bairs about once every couple of weeks.

Megan Craven, senior international business major, said she prefers Uber Eats because she likes being able to see where her driver is in real time.

“I like the options that Uber Eats has and I’ve had cheaper delivery fees compared to GrubHub,” Craven said.

Some people have not had good experiences with these apps altogether.

Peyton Nordin, freshman, said Uber Eats and Postmates tend to mess up her order, GrubHub takes a long time and her food arrives cold from DoorDash.

Nordin said the best one to order from is Uber Eats because they have the best selection.

“I’ve also had issues with all of them not picking up my order but making me pay for it,” Nordin said.

Uber Eats’ delivery costs are between $3-$10 and delivery times are estimated at 30-40 minutes, according to their app.

Some restaurants available through Uber Eats include Sonic, McDonald’s and Fuddruckers.

DoorDash’s delivery costs are between $2 and $5, and delivery times are between 25-40 minutes.

Restaurants available through DoorDash include McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Springfield Family Restaurant.

Restaurants available through Grubhub include Taco Bell, Bambino’s Cafe and Red Lobster.

So, is it worth it to drive for these apps?

Sophia Passantino, senior public relations major, said she enjoys driving for Postmates because she gets to choose when she wants to work.

Passantino also said Postmates offers “bonus” shifts during certain time periods so drivers can earn an additional $3 on top of the standard $4 per delivery.

Overall, there is no “one size fits all” delivery app for Springfield. It’s probably best to try these apps and decide which one is worth paying for.

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Ahead of IPO, Postmates Ups Marketing Efforts in Key Urban Markets

Postmates is launching a new national ad campaign, following in the footsteps of market competitors Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash this year.

Postmates is launching a new national ad campaign, following in the footsteps of market competitors Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash this year.

The delivery service will enact the first phase of its new marketing strategy this spring by advertising to diners on billboards, bus benches, and via dedicated wall murals around Miami, New York, and Los Angeles. The advertisements will feature messaging tailored to local audiences, “right down to the street they appear on,” according to a release.

Postmates also hinted in a prepared statement that its new creative material will be a part of an extended marketing campaign that will involve TV advertising in the coming months. Television is quickly becoming an integral part of how third-party delivery companies raise brand recognition, as they attempt to capture more restaurant partners and market share.

Last month, Uber Eats shelled out nearly $9 million on its first nationwide television campaign in partnership with the NCAA. DoorDash also rolled out initial national TV ads at the beginning of the year, highlighting restaurant chain partnerships with Wendy’s, Chipotle, and Chick-fil-A, among others. Meanwhile, Grubhub, Yum Brands official delivery partner has featured on multiple Taco Bell TV spots this year.

Local, Urban Markets

The company’s initial choice to roll out this campaign in dense, urban markets speaks to the delivery service’s city-focused roots, right down to the image of a bicycle rider for a logo. According to data analytics firm Second Measure, Postmates is the most popular delivery service in Los Angeles, taking up 42.6 percent of market share in the area as of December 2018. On a nationwide level, Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats all claim more market share.

Postmates has been gearing up on product launches, including a new shared ordering function called Postmates Party ahead of its expected IPO. The company confidentially filed the initial paperwork to go public earlier this year, according to Bloomberg. Postmates was valued at $1.85 billion in January.

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Stephens Investment Management Group Lifted Its Position in Grubhub (GRUB) by $4.28 Million as …

Some Historical GRUB News: 07/04/2018 – Postmates and DoorDash have discussed a merger to fend off Uber, GrubHub and Amazon:; 06/04/2018 …

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Stephens Investment Management Group Llc increased its stake in Grubhub Inc (GRUB) by 13.53% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stephens Investment Management Group Llc bought 56,273 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.59% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 472,135 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $36.27M, up from 415,862 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group Llc who had been investing in Grubhub Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $6.40 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.86% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $70.27. About 1.13 million shares traded. Grubhub Inc. (NYSE:GRUB) has declined 20.05% since April 5, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.42% the S&P500. Some Historical GRUB News: 07/04/2018 – Postmates and DoorDash have discussed a merger to fend off Uber, GrubHub and Amazon:; 06/04/2018 – Jason Del Rey: Postmates has also discussed a sale with GrubHub, sources tell us; 06/04/2018 – Postmates and DoorDash have discussed a merger to fend off Uber, GrubHub and Amazon Postmates faces a challenge: Profitability seems a long way off, and rival DoorDash has a big investment from SoftBank; 01/05/2018 – GrubHub Sees 2Q EBIT $59M-EBIT $65M; 09/04/2018 – GRUB: Postmates, DoorDash have talked merger to fend of GrubHub,; 23/04/2018 – Grubhub: A Good Company at the Wrong Price — Barrons.com; 12/04/2018 – GRUBHUB INC GRUB.N : CITIGROUP RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $110 FROM $87; 10/05/2018 – Grubhub Partners with Jack in the Box® to Bring Food Directly to Diners’ Homes; 01/05/2018 – GRUBHUB 1Q ADJ EPS 52C, EST. 38C; 10/05/2018 – GRUBHUB PARTNERS WITH JACK IN BOX

Ramsay Stattman Vela & Price Inc increased its stake in Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) by 7.34% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ramsay Stattman Vela & Price Inc bought 5,190 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.18% with the market. The institutional investor held 75,905 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $4.89M, up from 70,715 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ramsay Stattman Vela & Price Inc who had been investing in Starbucks Corp. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $92.46 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $74.35. About 5.45M shares traded. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 26.31% since April 5, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.94% the S&P500. Some Historical SBUX News: 04/05/2018 – Nestle is getting into the coffee game with a potential acquisition of Starbucks’ grocery business; 24/05/2018 – Hoboken Patch: Body Found In Starbucks Bathroom In North Jersey: Cops; 17/04/2018 – All Starbucks Company-Owned Retail Stores and Corporate Offices Will be Closed the Afternoon of May 29; 30/03/2018 – Starbucks stop showcases Prince Mohammed’s charm offensive; 11/05/2018 – KFVS News: BREAKING: This incident comes two weeks after a similar device was discovered about two miles away at a; 29/05/2018 – ♫ Reuters Insider – VERBATIM: Starbucks founder defends decision to close stores; 17/04/2018 – This innovation comes as Starbucks has struggled over several quarters with weak sales in the U.S; 02/05/2018 – Starbucks: Agreement Includes a Fincl Settlement as Well as Continued Listening, Dialogue; 28/05/2018 – WEI CHUAN FOODS IN TALKS TO SUPPLY MILK TO STARBUCKS: DAILY; 16/04/2018 – Starbucks manager who called police on two black men has left the company

Stephens Investment Management Group Llc, which manages about $3.08B and $4.22 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Msc Indl Direct Inc (NYSE:MSM) by 10,091 shares to 387,683 shares, valued at $29.82M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Idexx Labs Inc (NASDAQ:IDXX) by 2,761 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 267,027 shares, and cut its stake in Tyler Technologies Inc (NYSE:TYL).

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The battle between food delivery services in Cleveland keeps users getting the best deals

He says more promotions from companies like DoorDash, UberEats, and Postmates are driving more customers to their phones for food.

CLEVELAND — Food delivery apps are constantly trying to win your business by offering weekly promotions.

A late-morning lunch rush sends Harold Craig from Dante’s Inferno in the Flats all the way to a fresh fish market on the east side, picking up other people’s food.

“If you can pay $3.99 to save you an hour of your time, it’s worth it,” said Craig.

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Craig drives for a few different food delivery services and says he’s figured out the differences in how each one pays for their service.

He says more promotions from companies like DoorDash, UberEats, and Postmates are driving more customers to their phones for food.

“The companies will give promos there because they want to fight over the business that they generate,” said Craig.

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Craig’s eyes in the rear view mirror while he drives to delivers an order during lunch.

One of Craig’s deliveries one afternoon was to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District building, where Ramone Smith works and says those kinds of orders are pretty common.

“To commute downtown to travel to get something, it’s more convenient [to order online],” said Smith. “We all pitch in and order on the app. It’s like eight of us in the office, probably about three to four days a week.”

Customers like Smith can be on the receiving end of an onslaught of deals and offers. One deal for March Madness, another to lure new customers, a third just because it’s Friday.

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One promo send to DoorDash customers offers discounts just for it being Monday.

The goal is to create loyalty, but it actually results in the opposite.

“You hop from app to app just to see what are the best deals because all the prices vary,” said Smith.

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An order sits in Craig’s DoorDash delivery bag.

None of the companies would answer News 5’s questions about how they give out promotions, but restaurants are benefiting, too.

“It’s been steady,” said Crust owner Megan Griffin. “It’s been great from the beginning.”

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A sign in Crust’s Tremont location.

Griffin says she’s never had to hire a delivery driver because it’s so easy for customers to order food online, and the apps send their own drivers to deliver the meal.

“Especially around Tremont, everyone uses UberEats,” said Griffin.

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Crust in Tremont has more room for seating compared to it’s original location on the east side. Griffin says that’s why food delivery apps helped their business from the start.

She says online orders account for about 10 percent of their business between both of Crust’s locations. With time, she thinks that will only grow.

“I mean, it’s 2019,” said Griffin. “No one wants to leave their house, they don’t have to call on the phone, they place their order right online and there’s no interaction. I feel like that’s kind of our generation now.”

“If I can make some money off people being lazy, people are used to making money off me being lazy, so why not,” asked Craig.

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Delivery Dudes Boss Jabs Underbelly of Delivery Explosion

He noted the point when “all of a sudden” a DoorDash button showed up on these pages, telling customers to order through the service, and yet “80 …
By Beth Ewen

Published: 2019.04.02 10:48 AM

Jayson Koss, CEO of Delivery Dudes, tells the underdog’s story at the Food On Demand Conference today in Chicago.

Jayson Koss, CEO of Delivery Dudes, tells the underdog’s story at the Food On Demand Conference today in Chicago.

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In case anyone was overwhelmed or even jaded by the shiny, giant delivery players speaking on stage at the Food On Demand Conference today—Grubhub, UberEats, Postmates, Google and their impressive peers—along came Delivery Dudes’ founder Jayson Koss, speaking truth to power in funny fashion and rocking the best hair of the conference.

He founded Delivery Dudes in 2009 and is now in 60 to 70 cities. “Our drivers are happy, we’ve never had a drivers strike to this day,” he said, with a little jab at Uber. “When I started the company, restaurants would say no, no, no, our food doesn’t travel,” so Delivery Dudes would order the food the chefs said wouldn’t travel, put it in thermal packs and wait 10 minutes, and then eat the food with the chefs. ”This partnership-building is what got the restaurants on board to work with Delivery Dudes,” he said.

“I didn’t understand scale. I didn’t understand how to raise venture money,”he said. So he took the company’s best drivers, promoted them to office work, raised them up through the management ranks, “and then we would give them the opportunity to be the Dude in their hometown. That’s how we growth-hacked,” he said. “Now I had these Dudes that actually cared.”

A lot has changed since the company’s founding, and Koss sounded bitter about the money flowing to larger delivery players, and restaurant operators that he felt he cultivated now racing to sign on with them. “All of a sudden Silicon Valley and the garages out there found out this was something that could scale. You guys know all the names. They all start coming into the space, and price and volume becomes a game.

“Those same restaurant partners that begged me—my food quality, it’s all about my food quality—and now sign up with X, Y, Z delivery company that don’t use thermal, that drivers don’t show up on time….All of a sudden because they’re doing it at a cheaper price that took me years to sign up, are signing up with the Ubers of the world and the DoorDashes of the world. That was hard for us,” he said.

“We’ve seen our restaurant customers get very excited about these shiny new delivery companies, and then they immediately blanket the whole area with free delivery,” he said. “With the obvious IPOs coming, we’ve seen the price raises. Uber has raised its prices three or four times in the last six months to the point where it’s newsworthy.”

He urged restaurant operators to understand the digital space, starting with Google Knowledge Panel, which serves as the restaurant’s business page. He noted the point when “all of a sudden” a DoorDash button showed up on these pages, telling customers to order through the service, and yet “80 percent of restaurants didn’t know that was existing.”

He speculated amusingly how those DoorDash buttons appeared. “Because of the way Doordash had their data structured, or whaterever it was—I’m not really sure. Conspiracy?” he said, waving his hands above that big hairdo, then adding to laughs from the audience: “Yes, take your lanyards off.”

The Food on Demand Conference, presented by Franchise Times’ sister publication Food On Demand, is scheduled for March 31-April 1, 2020, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Visit www.foodondemandnews.comfor more information.

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