From Postmates to UberEATS to Doordash, the food-delivery business is booming. “Proliferating order-and-pay apps and third-party online ordering and delivery services make dining in easier than ever,” notes Technomic.
“Uber and Amazon are muscling into the market. App-only services like Munchery deliver food from commissaries, bypassing the brick-and-mortar restaurant altogether.”
For those consumers who are headed out for a meal, for almost four in 10 consumers, the decision to eat out is spontaneous. Millennials tend to eat out more frequently than other generations—an average of 9.7 times per month, compared to 8.4 for Generation X and 8.2 for Baby Boomers.