Off The Menu: Third-party restaurant delivery services have benefited during pandemic

One of the major beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic have been the third-party delivery services — Uber Eats, DoorDash, and the like. These entities represented a small but growing presence in the dining out world prior to the shutdowns that began in March of this year; since the start of lockdown their share of aggregate restaurant transactions have grown dramatically, from 3% to 7%. Grubhub, for instance, recently reported that it now has more than 27 million users active on its app-based platform, and daily orders placed through it had increased 32% over last year.

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