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What it's like to order a $15 burrito through Uber's food delivery service

Did you know that Uber delivers food?<p>The popular — and controversial— car hailing app has been branching out beyond cars with features like UberRush, a bike courier service.<p>You can also use Uber to get freshly prepared meals from local restaurants in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Toronto.<p>…

I had an amazing experience ordering a sushi burrito through Square's food delivery app

It's basically a hybrid between a sushi roll and burrito.<p>But the craze has yet to come to New York City — until this week.<p>Square, the mobile payments company, also happened to launch its speedy food delivery service called Fastbite in New York on Wednesday. They were offering a sushi burrito, so I …

Alibaba and its affiliate are pouring nearly $1 billion into a local services startup that will focus on food delivery

Local services, also known as online-to-offline (O2O), have been booming in China, with some of the country's most valuable startups like taxi-hailing app Didi Kuaidi operating in this area. Apart from calling cabs, these apps link smartphone users with offline businesses to offer things like …

Why on-demand delivery startup Postmates really raised $80 million

On-demand delivery service Postmates has recently inked deals with major retailers like Chipotle, Starbucks, and Apple to deliver their products to …

FAA Won't Allow Deliveries By Drone

The Federal Aviation Administration is upholding a ban on using drones for commercial purposes, including delivering packages, according to a memo …

Pizza delivery by drone: A pie in the sky idea?

A pizzeria in the Russian city of Syktyvkar has launched a new take on pizza delivery.<p>It’s helicopter drone-delivery service made its first drop to much applause from passersby in the capital of the Komi Republic.<p>The delivery reportedly took around half an hour and cost the recipients just over …

Target Corporate: Social Responsibility, Careers, Press, Investors

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For Memorial Day weekend, Saucey booze delivery app comes with free bartender

Can't get to the liquor store and need a bottle of tequila stat? There are apps for that. Including Saucey, a new liquor delivery app "that gets hooch to your house swiftly."<p>Order and pay for booze via the app and a Saucey driver will be dispatched to one of its more than 70 alcohol retailer …

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Would You Pay a $10 Fee for Delivery?

Earlier this week on Eater, Nick Solares took a deep look into the premium delivery service Caviar, which recent launched in Manhattan after debuts in San Francisco and Seattle. The service charges customers a flat fee of $9.99 for delivery from a select group of about 30 restaurants from Ma Peche …

With New Overnight Delivery, Google Confirms It Wants to Be Amazon

Less than a year after launching its Shopping Express service in Silicon Valley and San Francisco–delivering retail products straight to homes on the …

Good Eggs Launches Farm-to-Door Delivery All Over Brooklyn

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Back in August we profiled a number of new companies that are bringing the Greenmarket and CSA ethic into new territory, most notably Fresh Direct-style delivery. This morning, California-based Good Eggs launched its …

With Amazon in Sight, IBM Will Offer Retail Clients Same-Day Delivery Tool

The technology giant strikes a partnership with Silicon Valley startup Deliv.<p>Big retail companies that work with IBM to run their stores’ technology systems have been asking for an easy way to offer their customers a same-day delivery option on their purchases. IBM has now chosen a partner to try …

On-demand grocery delivery startup Instacart raises $44 million in VC funding

Roughly one full year after its 8.5 million series A round in 2013, on-demand grocery delivery startup Instacart has just concluded a massive $44 …

Another Food-Delivery Startup for Lazy Cooks Raises $50 Million

Two months after meal-delivery company Blue Apron nabbed a $50 million investment at a $500 million valuation, competitor HelloFresh has announced its own investment round of $50 million. Insight Venture Partners led the funding. Both startups send to customers meal kits that consist of …

Funding Daily: Hope you like food delivery startups

Here are the days funding stories:<p>HelloFresh raises $50M<p>Despite its decidedly low-tech premise, meal delivery service HelloFresh has captured the interest of several prominent high-tech investors. The food-centric startup has raised $50 million in a new funding round, the company announced today. …

With $50M in new funding, recipe kit delivery service HelloFresh eyes nationwide expansion

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a bit of an arms race happening in the grocery delivery space right now. Over the past few years, a handful of …

Amazon prepares to extend business into online food delivery

Amazon is reported to be gearing up to take on another sector – the $1tn (£650bn) a year US food market. If successful, the venture could be replicated in the UK.<p>The move will disturb critics already concerned about Amazon's growing dominance in everything from books to electronics.<p>The firm has for …

Food Delivery Hits The Web, But Restaurants Pay The Price

Two big restaurant delivery websites — Grubhub and Seamless — have announced a merger. Together, they'll allow diners in 500 cities the convenience of ordering from thousands of restaurants with just a few clicks on their computer. For restaurants, the costs of being on these websites can be hard …

M&S needs online food delivery, says former boss

Marks & Spencer must look seriously at offering a full online food service, says its former boss Stuart Rose, chairman of internet grocery group Ocado.<p>Speaking on the sidelines of the Internet Retailing Conference in London, Rose said: "By next year, M&S will be the only large grocer that doesn't …

Amazon Prime Air, Sushi-Delivery and More Ways Drones Might Be Used

Sunday evening was a night of drones. On Showtime's "Homeland," the CIA debated using drones to take out some of its own men to divert attention on …

Dianping Rolls out Food Delivery Service

Dianping Food Delivery Channel<p>Dianpingm, the China’s leading ratings and reviews service, rolls out food delivery service in Shanghai after one month …

Food app, Facebook 'break up' over promoted posts

A food-delivery website is parting ways with Facebook in a snarky "breakup" letter. And Facebook, like spurned lovers through the ages, is telling the cheeky startup not to let the door hit it on the way out.<p>Eat24, based in San Bruno, California, lets users enter their address to find restaurants …

Curated Food-Delivery Startup Caviar Raises $15 Million Led By Tiger Global

Caviar, one of many startups that have sprouted up over the past year or so to offer lazy customers an easier way to order meals online, has raised $15 million in seed and Series A funding.<p>The big difference between Caviar and other food-delivery startups is that it partners exclusively with …

DoorDash Raises $17.3 Million From Sequoia To Expand Its On-Demand Delivery Service

DoorDash is one of many on-demand food-delivery startups to crop up over the past few years, but the company has big ambitions to move beyond food. Thanks to new investor Sequoia Capital, it has a sizable war chest to go after the competition.<p>The company just raised a $17.3 million Series A round …

Food Startups Are Riding A VC Gravy Train

Investments in food-related startups, from delivery services to new restaurant chains to new types of foods and additives, have raised unprecedented amounts of cash in the most recent quarter, as investors dug in to the food business.<p>Food companies raised $89 million in the second quarter of this …

What Kind of Food Delivery Diner Are You?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>There are very few feelings in this world better than sloughing off your real-world pants, getting …