TOP 7 ONLINE FOOD DELIVERY APPS IN THE WORLD
The 2010s saw the emergence and rise of a new industry that only saw very little growth in the years passed. I’m talking of course about food delivery. Back in the day, it was pizza chains that over this service but with the rise of the internet and the popularity of smartphones, the options to order from restaurants have grown exponentially. Below are some of the most popular food ordering and delivery apps.
The brainchild of the world’s most popular ride-sharing app, UberEats is now operational in over 1000 cities around the world. The app allows people to select menus from any of their local restaurants and have UberEats deliver it to their doorstep as quickly as possible. The app allows for cashless transactions and also shows expected delivery times. It’s also possible for customers to place their orders on their website.
Another quite popular food ordering app, FoodPanda is currently available in 13 countries. Its headquarters is in Berlin and began its operation in 2012. The firm reaches out to local restaurants and cafes within the city to provide affordable and on-time delivery. One reason for FoodPanda’s success is its huge restaurant selections as well as their rebates and offers. The app accepts credit cards, debit, and cash-on-delivery.
If you are in the U.S. then you’ve probably heard of Grubhub. The company boasts a list of over 30,000 restaurant partners in more than 800 urban areas. First launched in 2004, the company prioritizes building a strong relationship with local businesses. It’s possible for customers to order food at any time of the day. The app allows customers to pay using a credit card, Apple Pay, PayPal, and gift cards.
Europe’s version of a food ordering app is Deliveroo. Based in London, they are in operation across 200 major cities across Europe. Customers can not only order from partner restaurants, but also at small independent cafes and restaurants that didn’t have the service set up. Users are charged per order instead of charging restaurant commissions. Deliveroo follows the same business model as UberEats in that they have their own dedicated food delivery riders.
5. Just Eat
First established in Europe back in 2001, Just Eat has now partnered with over 82,000 restaurants. Most of their profits are made from charging commissions from their partners. The app boasts 22 million users with orders reaching 170 million every year from around the world. Customers can filter through the menu based on their preference and pay via cash on delivery or through credit card.
6. Meituan Waimai
China also has its own version of food ordering and it takes the form of Meituan Waimai. It operates in the country’s big cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and other major cities. At a 40% market share, Meituan Waimai is China’s most popular food delivery app. The app also allows customers to order fruits, drinks, and snacks on the app. Meituan Waimai recruits its own delivery riders to deliver orders, much like UberEats and Deliveroo.
The OLO app has over 100 million users and partners with 250 restaurants and fast food chain locations within the United States. The company is known for its fast, secure, and reliable ordering and delivery which sync nicely with the operations of their partner restaurants. They’ve been successful at upholding their tagline, “Skip the Line” by making the ordering and delivery of food to customers quick and easy.