Why US restaurants are jumping on the food delivery bandwagon


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  • Monday, 16 Apr 2018

In an August 2013 file image, DoorDash business cards sit on display in Palo Alto, California. As restaurant operators struggle to entice more people to eat out, they are increasingly turning to food delivery as a way to overcome stagnating traffic. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

As restaurant operators struggle to entice more people to eat out, they are increasingly turning to food delivery as a way to overcome stagnating traffic. 

Fuelled by the explosion of mobile ordering apps such as DoorDash and UberEats, food delivery sales have grown 20% over the last five years, while restaurant traffic has flatlined. That's according to a new study released by the NPD Group, a market research firm that monitored trends in food delivery between 2012 and 2017. 

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