Hoover’s New Food Delivery Options

“There’s an app for that.” Now there’s an app for food delivery – in fact, many of them. Lately, there have been an influx of multiple types of third party food delivery services in Hoover via apps, and here’s what you need to know about them.

Who Does It Affect?

Everyone! Consumers as well as restaurants. The benefit to restaurants is that they no longer need to have their own drivers on staff. They can sign up for Waitr and let them take care of the drivers and logistics. By paying a nominal fee per transaction, their outreach is potentially multiplied. For consumers, they now have access to restaurants that they would otherwise have to drive through the terrible Hoover traffic to enjoy. Now, you can order in advance and avoid the heavy traffic while you’re just trying to get home at a decent hour.

What Are My Options?

Well, there are a number of options now. UberEats, Waitr, DoorDash, and Grubhub are among them. The problem right now is that their offerings are fragmented. What you may find on one app is not on another, and this is mostly because of the cost for the restaurants. To them, it’s hard to determine whether they get the most return on their investment with one or another or even with all at the same time. This means it’s a little harder for you, as the consumer, to find out if your restaurant is offering delivery through one of these guys, but if you go around searching, you may find that they’re in fact offering it and you just didn’t know. It’ll take a little bit of effort and time, but it’s almost certain that you can find some of your favorite restaurants in one of these apps.

It remains to be seen which of these food delivery services are going to take over the Hoover market, but undoubtedly, eventually one of them will win out and dominate the market. Similar to app marketplaces, when most consumers are using one marketplace, the rest will flock to it, bringing even more restaurant opportunities and offerings. Competitors will have to come up with some creative and attractive offers to keep their consumers in their user base. We’ll see how it goes.

Have you used any of these services? Let us know what your experience was like, either from the restaurant or the consumer perspective. We’re interested to see what people think, how they differ in their experiences, and which one is headed to the throne of food delivery services.