Online food delivery services have changed significantly in the last decade. It has changed the way we eat, entertain, and the way restaurants conduct business. A large portion of this development goes to the proliferation of the internet and smart handheld devices. The coronavirus pandemic further pushed people to opt for online deliveries when they couldn’t visit the restaurants in person, while restaurants faced operational challenges and indoor dining constraints. Going ahead, reports suggest that the number of users using food delivery apps will rise 25% to 45.6 million this year.
With that, let’s see what are the top choices among consumers for the food delivery apps in the US and Canada.
Launched in 2012, SkipTheDishes is a food delivery app catering to Canadian cities, which later expanded to the US and other countries. With over 16000 restaurants worldwide, over 2000 employees and delivery executives make SkipTheDishes one of the top Canadian food delivery apps. The app offers real-time order tracking and live GPS order tracking and enables users to filter out and select restaurants with a $0 delivery fee. Users can re-order their favorite dish via order history and can participate in Skip Rewards to earn points on every order to use them later for the next delivery.
Founded in 1999, Seamless is one of the oldest and popular food ordering apps in the USA. It is an all-encompassing food delivery hub with an app and more. At present, it has 1M+ users on the Google play store and 700k+ users on the Apple store. It offers a selection of various popular local restaurants and chains for users to order from. As a unique feature, it allows users to support restaurants and others in need. Consumers can donate to World Central Kitchen at checkout to help support independent restaurants in need. Seamless also offers rewards just like SkipTheDishes. It became part of Grubhub in 2013.
Founded back in 1964, Tim Hortons restaurants have now expanded to over 4500 locations. Since then, they have been service doughnuts and coffee but decided to go digital in 2017 with an online food ordering system and restaurant app by the same name. It serves all big and smaller cities in Canada. Tim Horton also has a reward program that users can earn through a digital loyalty card when ordering in a restaurant. Users can also select the pick-up method and get the order at the doorstep.
Uber Eats is an American online food ordering and delivery platform launched by Uber in 2014. It is based in San Francisco, California, and offers innumerable options on a single click and getting food from almost any restaurant. It also allows users to pre-book an order before an hour and even a week in advance. Users can receive the delivery at any place and can specify the way they want their food delivered. With push notifications, users can set alerts related to orders, delivery, offers, and discounts.
DoorDash was launched in 2013, San Francisco, California, United States. It is one of the best food delivery apps in Canada serving the cities of Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa among others. Over 6900 employees and delivery executives serve the company to deliver quick food deliveries. Users can select their favorite food from a variety of restaurants with search, nearby restaurants, and other filter options. DoorDash also provides the facility to track food location to have an estimate of the time of delivery.