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Baskin Robbins Attempting Tricky Task Of Delivering Unmelted Ice Cream To Your Door

It’s sometimes hard enough getting ice cream home from the supermarket without melting, so imagine the challenge of delivering freshly made sundaes and shakes to customers’ doors. Baskin Robbins, which has been testing ice cream delivery in L.A. and Chicago, now says it’s expanding that service to more than 600 stores around the country. [More]

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Could GrubHub Be Amazon’s Next Big Purchase?

On Friday, Amazon announced that it would be acquiring Whole Foods, an upscale grocery chain with stores across the country. Once that deal is complete and the companies have settled into their new relationship, what might Amazon want to acquire next? One investment analyst suggests that maybe what the Everything Store needs next is some food delivery. [More]

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Delivery Man Brings Pizza To “Hangry” Passengers On Stalled Amtrak Train

In an act of pizza heroism that earned him $32 in tips, a delivery man brought grub to hangry — hungry and angry — passengers stuck on a stalled Amtrak train. But while his move was met with cheers from Amtrak riders, the train operator is warning against walking that close to the tracks. [More]

Robots Now Delivering Food For Yelp’s Eat24 Service In San Francisco

Robots Now Delivering Food For Yelp’s Eat24 Service In San Francisco

Yelp’s Eat24 food delivery service is making it easier for some users who want to avoid interacting with humans as much as possible, deploying robots in San Francisco to bring food to customers. [More]

DoorDash, Postmates Deploying Robot Delivery Guys On Both Coasts

DoorDash, Postmates Deploying Robot Delivery Guys On Both Coasts

If you live in Redwood City, CA, or Washington, D.C., a robot might be dropping off dinner someday soon: DoorDash and Postmates are both starting to deploy robotic delivery vehicles in those cities, respectively. [More]

Uber Adds Surge Pricing To Food Delivery

Uber Adds Surge Pricing To Food Delivery

For years, Uber has subscribed to a “surge” pricing model that increased the cost of a ride during peak times, like rush hours. Now, the ride-sharing company is taking that idea and bringing it to its UberEATS food delivery service in certain markets. [More]

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Autonomous Robots Will Be Delivering Food In London, Packages In Germany

If they come bearing hot French fries and gooey pizza, I, for one, will welcome our new robot overlords with open arms. The artificial intelligence revolution is one step closer to that reality in Europe, where a food delivery service, a package delivery company, and a retail chain are testing out autonomous robot couriers. [More]

Amazon Launches Restaurant Delivery Service In New York City, Just Not All Of It

Amazon Launches Restaurant Delivery Service In New York City, Just Not All Of It

After launching its restaurant delivery service in Seattle and Los Angeles in the last year, Amazon has finally added New York City to the list, though only to certain areas in Manhattan. Amazon Restaurants provide food deliveries from more than 350 restaurants to people in Chelsea, Harlem, and the Financial District. Members of Amazon’s $99/year subscription program can view participating restaurants, browse menus, place orders and track the status of their delivery. [Amazon]

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Domino’s Testing Pizza Delivery Robots In New Zealand

If the robot revolution is going to come eventually, at least our future overlords may arrive to enslave us bearing pizza: Domino’s is trying out a battery-powered delivery robot in Wellington, New Zealand, calling it “the world’s first autonomous pizza delivery vehicle.” [More]

UberEATS Launches As A Standalone App Offering Restaurant Delivery In 5 Cities

UberEATS Launches As A Standalone App Offering Restaurant Delivery In 5 Cities

Uber is stepping outside the bounds of its main app for the first time, launching its UberEATS service as a standalone app for restaurant delivery starting in five of the cities where it operates. [More]

Amazon Expanding Restaurant Delivery Service To All Prime Now Markets

Amazon Expanding Restaurant Delivery Service To All Prime Now Markets

Just two months after launching the Prime restaurant delivery service in Seattle, Amazon plans to rapidly expand the service to 20 major cities already served by its quick-delivery Prime Now program.

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Schwan Ditching Artificial Flavors, Ingredients By 2017

Schwan Ditching Artificial Flavors, Ingredients By 2017

Frozen meals, desserts and other products offered by food delivery company Schwan will be missing a few things soon: artificial ingredients and high-fructose corn syrup.  [More]

Amazon Expands Restaurant Delivery Service To Portland, OR

Amazon Expands Restaurant Delivery Service To Portland, OR

Consumers in Portland, OR, hungry for a nice dinner, but too tired to actually head out into the world, can now order via Amazon’s newly expanded Prime restaurant delivery service. Using the Prime Now mobile app, members of Amazon’s $99/year subscription program can view participating restaurants, browse menus, place orders and track the status of their delivery. Once an order is placed, Amazon delivery drivers pick up and deliver the food within an hour or less. The service first launched last month in Seattle. [Amazon]

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Amazon Now Delivering Restaurant Food In Seattle

Amazon Now Delivering Restaurant Food In Seattle

If having Amazon deliver your groceries or farmers market produce wasn’t enough, the e-commerce giant turned deliverer-of-all-things-edible now plans to bring consumers piping hot meals right to their dining room tables with its foray into the restaurant delivery service arena. [More]

Study: Ordering Pizza Online Adds Up When It Comes To Calories And Cash

Study: Ordering Pizza Online Adds Up When It Comes To Calories And Cash

The appeal of ordering food online is obvious — it’s easy, you don’t have to talk to anyone and it’s perhaps less likely that your order will get screwed up with the list of toppings, extras or instructions entered in with your own two hands. But summoning grub with the touch of a button, especially ordering pizza, really stacks up the calories and drains the wallet, a new study says.

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You Can Now Order Food Delivery Through Google Search Results On Your Phone

An empty belly and no desire to cook is no problem in an age of instant, Internet-fueled gratification, and now Google is taking another step out of the occasion. Anyone searching for food or restaurants nearby for delivery or takeout using the search engine on their phone will now see an option to “Place an order” next to some results.

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GrubHub Now Also Wants To Deliver Food To Your Door

GrubHub Now Also Wants To Deliver Food To Your Door

Online food delivery services like GrubHub are just storefronts that allow users to easily choose from an array of eateries, with the delivery of your food left up to the restaurants while GrubHub gets a commission. But GrubHub is now testing out a new format where it is actually the one bringing the food to your door. [More]

Uber Testing Prix Fixe Lunch Delivery Service Called UberFRESH

Uber Testing Prix Fixe Lunch Delivery Service Called UberFRESH

Not content with ferrying people or packages here and fro, Uber is now testing yet another service — lunch delivery. The service is rolling out just in the Santa Monica, Calif. area right now, the company says, and will be limited to the lunchtime hours. Because it’s lunch delivery. [More]