The rise of delivery-only restaurants

Online food ordering. Credit: Pixabay. 

Imagine a restaurant without servers, or a counter to order food, or tables or chairs, or dining space at all. The restaurant is just a kitchen. It doesn’t sound like a place where you'd want to eat, but that's the point. This restaurant only takes delivery orders. 

With the rise of apps like Postmates, Caviar and UberEats, food delivery is eating up more of restaurants’ bottom lines. It's reshaping not just the restaurant business, but the way we eat. 


Mike Isaac - New York Times tech reporter, author of the book “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber” - @MikeIsaac

Madeleine Brand

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