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Food & Restaurant
Convenience is everything that food delivery apps look forward to putting its focus on food
delivery services. This is a major transformation in the way consumers eat food. Realizing
the fact about that the modern consumers are reluctant to cook and more likely to buy food
online from nearby restaurants, it has added to the steep demand for on-demand food
ordering app development both for web and mobile devices.
For consumers, it is easy to download on the device, select the food, place an order and
make a payment using an in-app purchase feature upon delivery. So much convenience for
consumers! Isn’t it? The sellers also can have a similar benefit if they invest in food delivery
application development. If you have yet to have such a plan, finding answers to the
following question can eliminate your confusion about food application development.
Online software that enables restaurant business to accept and manage food orders
received either on mobile apps or web apps. Built with two components one for consumers
and others for admin, a food delivery app offers flexible service to consumers and owners.
Figure 1 workflow of online ordering system (Source:teemey.com)
Yes, fast food restaurant apps help your consumers binge on their favorite fast food
delicacies by using the advanced ordering checkout process.
Food ordering apps are designed for restaurants, customers, and delivery services to benefit
from it. Benefits include,
The most common question food delivery service asks ‘Why should I build one food delivery
application?’ Generally, its benefits are an amazing driving force to bring in the growth to the
food industry. And many companies opt for mobile app development or web app
development for the purpose. If you need one, you can contact Bytes Technolab to build
your food delivery app.
It is time to know what specific type of food ordering apps can suffice your restaurant
business model. This is as necessary as your investment matters. Know them.
We already have known the workflow of food delivery apps. But as the trends suggest based
on the emergence of on-demand delivery startups, generally three types of food delivery-
based apps are in huge demand. Leveraging any of the types can encourage your business
model to transform the food delivery service.
i. Delivery-service aggregators
ii. New delivery apps or ride-hailing food delivery service apps
iii. Full-stack food delivery apps
The concept of aggregators has launched some 15 years ago. It is best known as the ‘third-
party’ app built on the traditional food delivery service ecosystem. The emphasis of this type
of venture is to offer customer support through a single interface such as a mobile
application or a web app. So, as a mediator between meal service providers and customers,
aggregator apps connect customers with several local restaurants to select any of the
This type of service can survive from commission enabled by restaurants. Customers, on the
other hand, enjoy complete peace of mind.
There are key players in the field of aggregators. These order-based service providers have
garnered quite a lot of attention in the food delivery arena. Food Panda or GrubHub
comprise this category.
Figure 2 Food Panda as an aggregator app (Source: Dribble.com)
As the same as aggregators, new ride-hailing delivery food service apps offer great flexibility
to navigate through menus and order from a mobile app or website. The best thing about it is
that it is logistics-focused. So, if a small business does not have the means to use its own
delivery service, new delivery apps can be of great help. Therefore, it is an exciting
opportunity for restaurants who never ventured to deliver meals on their own.
This type of service is low cost as no additional charges like that of driver service fees,
vehicle maintenance costs, and also insurance premium costs involve. The ride-hailing
service is responsible for these charges.
Whereas profit is concerned,new delivery food apps earn a fixed commission both from
restaurants and customers on each order.
Ride-hailing delivery service partners include the like of UberEATS, Zomato and PostMates.
Figure 3 ride-hailing food delivery app Zomato (Source:Google play)
It is one of the latest concepts plunging into the food delivery market. Unlike aggregators or
new delivery app-based services, full-service delivery apps bring the kitchen to your
doorstep, meaning it does not have a close association with any third-party partners. It
controls the entire process from meal preparation to food delivery. This service is based on
customer interaction, cooking, and logistics. See the graph to comprehend its work process.
Figure 4 work process of full-service delivery app (Source: Munchery)
Fritchti is such a full-service meal delivery apps available in France.
Figure 5 full-service meal delivery app Frichti (Source:Yellow vision)
Other than these three primary food delivery app types, you can find others too.
Restaurant locator app can be ideal in order to find restaurants in a particular location. This
is scalable as a platform to find reviews, view menus and many.
With a table booking app such as Yelp reservation, OpenTable, DineOut, and eazydiner, it is
easy to book the table and make payments.
This type of app is best suited to augment the customer experience as it allows the
restaurant to keep track of the driver to the destination.
To able to make your restaurant stand out, review apps can provide with insightful
information to customers who need reviews and know about menus about a restaurant.
This is the best app to send push notifications to customers that attract their interests to a
particular discount or offer. This boosts the sale of the restaurant during a particular season.
As you have come to know about all different types of food delivery apps, it is also important
to know that each app has a different function, so are their features. What features do you
need for specific functions? It is an important thing to consider.
To meet your business ideologies through a food ordering app development, a progressive
app development company can assist you in achieving your goals.
By now, you cannot deny that food delivery apps are so popular due to its great performance
that reimagines customer experience. Besides, it can be equipped with a real-time in-app
tracking feature. Therefore, it can be a beneficial investment. Have one with Bytes
Technolab and delight your customers with great and convenient customer services.
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