As technology advances by leaps and bounds, it seems that there’s no limit to what can be accomplished. This is especially true in the world of foodservice; as food delivery apps have popped up over and over again in the last few years, restaurants have seen massive changes in the way their businesses now work. Likewise, customers have had to adjust to the new way of doing things when it comes to getting fed. Want to know more about how food delivery apps have changed the eating experience? Keep reading for more!
Buildings Need Updating
It may be tempting to think that what happens in the digital world stays there, but for restaurant owners, the digital age has brought some real brick-and-mortar modifications. One owner has seen such an uptick in online meal ordering and delivery that he’s had to change the very setup of his restaurant. He’s had to add more counter space at all of their restaurants isolated just for delivery pickups. At a few of their restaurant locations, they’ve had to remove entire walls to add a pickup window for delivery drivers. In some cases, they’ve had to negotiate with landlords to add more 10-minute parking options so delivery drivers can pick up the orders and head out in a short amount of time.
More Food Diversity
Before the days of online ordering and delivery apps, food delivery was most often limited to quick pizza and the odd Chinese restaurant. But nowadays, food delivery apps offer patrons a wider variety of options to choose from. And because the restaurants don’t have to hire their own drivers or deal with the online order much other than making it, it’s a win for everyone. Previously non-delivering restaurants are able to offer their products and more people are able to find a new favorite eatery!
Better Sales, More Profit
Many restaurants who are using food delivery apps as a way to sell their food have seen massive growth in terms of customer base and profits, and it’s no real surprise. The apps make trying a new restaurant easy and less intimidating. Patrons have the option to peruse the menu for as long as they please and order at their leisure. Likewise, finding a new restaurant is easy with online reviews directly on the app. Patrons can often see what dishes are popular and what exactly people are saying about the food.
Takeout Has Never Been Easier With Viga!
Getting takeout has a lot of obvious benefits. If you’re interested in utilizing a catering or takeout service to add convenience and ease to your life, Viga is here to help! Browse our extensive list of partner apps HERE. For more information please visit our contact page, or give us a call at 617.482.1112 to see how we can best serve your next business lunch or corporate event!