Restaurant Delivery Business is a Fast Growing Business
Restaurant patrons in the past had had only a few choices when it came to what could be delivered to them. Pizza and Chinese was about it. Left out was everything else. Take out is now offered by many large chain restaurants. And savy entrepreneurs have been filling the gap between customers and these take out menus by offering delivery in large cities around the nation. I stumbled upon this while in Kansas City one year and thought it was a fabulous idea.
Currently most restaurants cater to the idea that everyone wants to go out and eat. This has been the norm for years. As the restaurant game has changed over the years so has the restaurant business. twenty some years ago people cooked at home much more than today. fast food, microwave dinners, and take out now dominate most households. The idea of mom having the meal prepared and ready when dad get home from work is pretty much non existent these days. Many houses the only home cooked meals where everyone is together these days are major holidays. This is especially true if children are teen aged or in college as everyone's schedules are different and no one frankly has time to sit down as a family. This also leads to much more reliance on fast food and restaurants.
Due to this take out is much more popular now. And delivery is starting to follow suit. Delivery is the most convenient form a restaurant can now take with peoples individual schedules more packed than ever. Restaurant owners can leverage these delivery services to deliver their food in an afforable means for their business. The restaurant does not need drivers, vehicles, or insurance to now offer delivery as the delivery service takes care of those needs. The delivery service works with many restaurants so they offset their costs by always delivering and staying busy with the different groups using them. There are aa few different business models out there. Some work with select restaurants only. Some charge restaurants a fee to offer their services. Some do a mix of both charging the customer and restaurant. Whatever the business model they all strive to fill the gap between take out and the delivery option.