Food On Demand connects the foodservice industry’s mobile ordering and delivery pacesetters and covers the ongoing transformation of how consumers discover, shop, order and consume food in a digital age.
Emerging Delivery Innovations + Ilir Sela, the founder and CEO of Slice
In the 12th episode of the Food On Demand Podcast, hosts Tom and Nick talk with Ilir Sela, the founder and CEO of Slice, an online marketplace exclusively for independent pizzerias that recently crossed $1 billion in transactions. They also cover drone deliveries of pad thai in the U.K., electric delivery vehicles on campuses and beyond, Inspire Brands investing in ItsaCheckmate and Amazon going deeper into grocery delivery.
Delivery, Acquisition, and the Future + Meredith Sandland and Christine Barone
In the 11th episode of the Food On Demand Podcast, hosts Tom and Nick speak with Meredith Sandland, the former COO of Kitchen United who’s writing a book called Delivering the Digital Restaurant, and Christine Barone, CEO of True Food Kitchen. They also dive into Waitr’s latest financial results, Uber buying Postmates, CloudKitchens’ new drive-thru facility in LA, and C3's upcoming mega food hall/ghost kitchen project on Manhattan’s west side.
Delivery in the time of Covid-19 + Wingstop CEO Charlie Morrison
In the 10th episode of the Food On Demand Podcast, hosts Nick and Tom speak with Wingstop CEO Charlie Morrison about how his brand has bucked the trends by growing sales during the pandemic. They also dive into rumors that Uber might buy Grubhub, cities capping delivery fees, Drizly delivering weed and cracks spreading in the grocery supply chain.
Progress Over Perfection + Don Fox (CEO of Firehouse) and Charles Watson (CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe)
In the latest episode of the Food On Demand Podcast, hosts Nick and Tom speak with Don Fox, the CEO of Firehouse Subs, and Charles Watson, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe, about how they’re adapting their brands to weather the pandemic storm. They also discuss Panera getting into the grocery game, and the novel JoyRun delivery service accelerating its national rollout.
Virtual Kitchen on the Rise + Kelly Seeman of Uber Eats
In the eighth episode of the Food On Demand Podcast, hosts Nick and Tom talk about possible M&A action on the delivery space, U.S. virtual kitchen investment reaching $600 and speak with Kelly Seeman, head of enterprise relations at Uber Eats.
Grubhub gets into POS while Instacart adds hot food + Alex Canter of Ordermark
Tom and Nick discuss Grubhub’s big move into delivery integration, as well as Instacart getting into the prepared meal game. Ordermark founder and CEO Alex Canter talk about big changes to the marketplace, as well as the operational cornerstones to succeed with his Grilled Cheese Heaven virtual restaurant.