The Chaser: Restaurant News

The Chaser Restaurant and Bar Weekly News
// By Jordan Brydges // , Oct 11, 2019

Topics: Restaurant Management

Third-party delivery vs self delivery, increasing labor prices means higher menu prices plus more.

5 Reasons Restaurant Should Self-Deliver


Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber Eats we all know them and use them but should restaurants be using these third-party vendors or opt for their own delivery?  Restaurants report delivery as 40% of their total sales, while some of the third-party vendors take up to 30% of each order.  This adds up quickly so it might be in the best interest of the restaurant to reconsider if they want to continue to use these platforms. 


High Labor Prices Means Higher Menu Prices


Since August 2015, restaurant menu prices are up 11%.  Labor costs as a percentage have continued to rise due to competition for labor and higher minimum wages in others.  This leave restaurant operators with their hands tied because they need to keep prices higher to maintain profitability, but will this keep customers away or limit how much they dine out?  


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Jordan Brydges

About the author, Jordan Brydges

Jordan is a marketing intern at Backbar and a business student studying marketing. She has been working in the restaurant industry for 8 years and developed a passion for cooking and a love of red wine.

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