The Rise of Food Delivery Start-Ups
Blue Apron, HelloFresh, Plated, Maple, Spoonrocket, the list just goes on. Some are services that deliver already established restaurants. Others are actual plated meals similar to the style of Jenny Craig. The fact that food is a high ROI industry makes VC companies swoon over the opportunity. Apps have created this world where we can learn, see, and acquire anything our heart desires with a couple taps of our fingertips. Paper money has become even more obsolete with payments via apps and online. This has the potential to revolutionize the food industry as we see it today, particularly involving fast food.
Let’s break some of this down (insert breakdancing moves):
Maple, Spoonrocket: Prepares and plates food, 3-6 options
Blue Apron, Hello Fresh: Prepares ingredients, pick out of 6 recipes, boxed and delivered
Grubhub, Fluc: Fast food and Restaurant delivery
Will this change the way we approach dinners in the 22nd century? The verdict is out.