Updated: Feb 23, 2021
As a foodie, the identity of an establishment and it’s heritage is important. I want to know the history behind the business and direction. All these things tell me about the food I am eating. (the business I am supporting.)
Let me have you review some key points in history.
Beginning in 1973, Domino's Pizza offered a guarantee to customers their pizzas would be delivered within 30 minutes of placing an order or they would receive the pizzas free.
In 1986 Pizza Hut opened its 5,000th franchise unit in Dallas, Texas and began its successful home delivery service.
In 2004, Matt Maloney and co-worker Mike Evans launched GrubHub in Chicago.
DoorDash was founded by Stanford students Tony Xu, Stanley Tang, Andy Fang and Evan Moore in 2013. (same year as Favor)
A year after Doordash & Favor - Uber Eats came to be.
You probably have caught on that I attribute home delivery and food ordering platforms to be the instigators to the future of restaurants via ghost restaurants.
The pandemic certainty accelerated the presence of delivery in the industry. A savior to some as a safer way to enjoy prepared foods. To others, the costs and liability make them a predator.
I am taking no sides but recognizing the contrasting points of view. My concern is the lost in connection between customer and business - Chef/owner and diner. Which is funny because I never felt that way about the internet, social media etc.
Maybe if there is a marriage of social media, ordering platforms and ghost restaurants. Anybody taking this idea and running with it - just call it the Foodie Munster Connection or FMC and give me 10% ownership.
Let me know what you think? Did I miss anything?