food delivery

  • Gobble Promises To Help Customers Make Delicious Meals In 10 Minutes Or Less

    Gobble Promises To Help Customers Make Delicious Meals In 10 Minutes Or Less

    If you like the idea of cooking, but not, y’know, the actual work (or the fact that the food might turn out pretty badly), then Gobble may be the startup for you. And I don’t mean that in a condescending way. When I try to cook, I do a decent job of frying an egg or boiling spaghetti, but anything more than that and I start to get nervous. So I feel like I’m on… Read More

  • OrderUp Raises $7M To Build Its Food Delivery Network For Non-Urbanites

    OrderUp Raises $7M To Build Its Food Delivery Network For Non-Urbanites

    One of the big bones of contention with a lot of consumer services from startups is that they tend to focus on urban areas — the idea being that big cities give them a better shot at achieving critical mass and tapping into populations of overworked people with more disposable income. A startup called OrderUp based out of Baltimore is bucking that trend with a food ordering and… Read More

  • Push For Pizza Is Yo For Food Delivery

    Push For Pizza Is Yo For Food Delivery

    While apps like Seamless and Postmates have made it easier than ever to order food with almost no hassle, sometimes having to look through options is just too much of a pain. With Push For Pizza, five teens from Brooklyn have created an app that makes it simpler still to get sustenance delivered to your door. Read More

  • Play Chef With Forage’s Twist On Restaurant Delivery

    Play Chef With Forage’s Twist On Restaurant Delivery

    San Francisco is a great town for foodies and Forage, the brainchild of Foodzie founders Rob and Emily LaFave has emerged as an option for those who want to cook their favorite restaurant dishes at home. The service, which launches today, gathers all the ingredients used in selected restaurant recipes and hand-delivers them right to your door. The promise is that amateur chefs will be able to… Read More

  • Curated Food Delivery Startup Caviar In Talks To Be Acquired By Square For $100 Million

    Curated Food Delivery Startup Caviar In Talks To Be Acquired By Square For $100 Million

    Curated food delivery startup Caviar is in talks to be acquired by Square in a deal that could be worth at least $100 million, according to several sources. While we’ve heard the deal is slated to take place over the next couple of weeks, these things could always fall apart. Read More

  • The New Fast Food

    The New Fast Food

    By market cap, McDonald’s is a $100 billion business — that’s two-thirds of Amazon. At $19 billion, Chipotle’s worth a whole WhatsApp. Hell, Taco Bell’s parent company is almost worth 1 and a half Twitters. Whither the next unicorn(s)? Food. Read More

  • Foodpanda Acquires Russian Competitor Delivery Club

    Foodpanda Acquires Russian Competitor Delivery Club

    Rocket Internet-incubated foodpanda has acquired Delivery Club in a move it says will make the combined companies Russia’s leading food delivery service with over 2,500 restaurants. The value of the deal was undisclosed. Delivery Club, which will continue operating under its own brand, was founded in 2009, shortly before foodpanda, and is available in 18 Russian cities. Read More

  • Amazon Invests $20M In Shanghai-Based Food Delivery Site Yummy77

    Amazon Invests $20M In Shanghai-Based Food Delivery Site Yummy77

    Amazon has poured $20 million in Yummy77, a food delivery site based in Shanghai. Yummy77 confirmed the funding in a post on Weibo and said it will use the capital to expand into new markets and help Amazon’s China site expand its selection of goods. This marks the first time that Amazon has invested in a Chinese company after launching in the country a decade ago. Read More

  • Food Ordering Site Delivery.com Expands To Hong Kong

    Food Ordering Site Delivery.com Expands To Hong Kong

    Delivery.com is launching outside the U.S. for the first time with a new site in Hong Kong that provides online food ordering and delivery to corporate consumers. The company is backed with an undisclosed amount of venture capital from its lead investor Cantor Ventures, the VC arm of Cantor Fitzgerald. Read More

  • Sprig Tries To Eat SpoonRocket’s Lunch By Delivering Its Own

    Sprig Tries To Eat SpoonRocket’s Lunch By Delivering Its Own

    Hope you’re hungry. Gourmet, on-demand dinner delivery service Sprig today expanded to start serving lunch, just as we wrote it would a few days ago. The soft-launch of lunch includes service to several districts of East San Francisco from Monday to Friday. The move puts Sprig in direct competition with SpoonRocket, which also delivers on-demand meals — a space we expect to heat… Read More