The year is 2030. A notification pops up on your watch: “Food arrived”.

You look out your window, wave goodbye to the drone buzzing above, and retrieve the steaming-hot Chinese food sitting on your porch steps.

You think to yourself, “I could get used to this”.

This is likely a fairly accurate depiction of what you imagine when you hear the phrase ‘future of food delivery logistics’. It is for me, at least. But is this really where we’re headed? And how soon can I expect my takeout via drone?

Let’s take a look at a few delivery trends that…

For every $100 that you spend at a non-local business, $57 leaves your community.

For every $100 that you choose to spend non-local over a local alternative, you immediately send $25 outside of your community — into the hands of multinational corporations, and away from your neighbours, friends, and family.

Since the onset of the pandemic there has been a huge movement for supporting local businesses — for good reason! If you own a small business, you recognize the power that your community has over your financial well-being. …

When you order delivery, you picture your food being prepared in the same kitchen, by the same staff, that cook your favourite dishes in the same way as they always have.

But what if I told you that your Wednesday Night Wings were not cooked in the same kitchen as they are when you dine in-person?

What if I told you that the people who cooked your wings were not even employed by your favourite restaurant?

What if I told you that your wings came from an entirely different area of the city altogether?

This novel concept is called a…

Easy to learn, hard to master.

Like your favourite version of PacMan, takeout & delivery services are a large departure from the traditional dining experience that are, in theory, easy to implement, but have many subtle nuances that make them very difficult to master.

And these channels are here to stay — research shows that off-premise dining is expected to hit $154.34 billion by 2023.

So, how do you provide the same quality that you provide in-person in this uncharted territory?

Take it from the experts: here are DineEasy’s 5 steps to 5-star takeout & delivery services.

  1. Revisit your menu

We’ve all been there: you just finished a long day at work, excited to binge watch your new favourite Netflix series and chow down on some food from your favourite restaurant. You graciously thank your delivery driver, sit down with your well-earned meal, and… it’s cold.

Just your luck.

You reheat it, because you won’t let the food go to waste, but it’s just not the same.

You’re disappointed.

Maybe not intentionally, but you’ve now subconsciously associated that disheartened feeling with that restaurant. …

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Shaping the future of food delivery logistics.

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