With the growing number of food delivery services in Atlanta such as Uber Eats, Door Dash, GrubHub, Postmates etc, restaurant owners are seeing a huge chunk of their revenue eaten up but by these companies. In theory, they are supposed to bring in incremental business to the company, instead they are cannibalising existing business as current customers opt for the convenience albeit at a much higher price point.
- Postmates: Still a delivery service but no charge to the restaurant, Postmates doesn't tip the restaurant and usually charges the consumer delivery fee. It's a fee that other services charge anyway but is offset because consumers pay a non mark up menu price.
- Foodsby: Relatively unknown in Atlanta but growing. They are a service that requires the restaurant to deliver to the workplace for lunch. They only charge 7.5% and bring in consistent volume to the restaurant. Ask your business manager on how to sign up for their program for work lunch
- Online Ordering or Call the restaurant to pick it up. Grubhub charges the restaurant for orders that are picked up, so they are just the middleman. Most restaurants have their own online ordering system and you will pay menu price.
- Make friends with restaurant owner or manager. You'll be surprised how much they are willing to work with you. If you and coworkers order from a restaurant frequently and in high volume, you can likely arrange a delivery directly with them for lunch for absolutely no cost.