UberEats faces new battle from Australian food ordering platform

Sydney man John Saadie was quietly plotting the launch of an online food ordering platform well before UberEats, Menulog or Deliveroo burst onto the scene.

He launched Order Up! in 2011, and now counts Nando’s, Caltex and Grill’d among platform subscribers. The end-to-end solution for retailers enables them to manage their online ordering, payments and delivery logistics all under their own brand.

But a new iteration includes a home delivery component to enable restaurants to handle home delivery themselves for the first time. He’s invested more than $300,000 in the upgrade.

Research from comparison site finder.com.au found Australians are spending $2.6 billion each year on food and drink delivery through companies such as Menulog, UberEats, Deliveroo and Foodora. The survey found about one-third of adults living in capital cities are food delivery users, with online food delivery services now worth 12 per cent of sales of the lucrative $44.1 billion cafe, restaurant and takeaway food services industry. Read more

Nina Hendy – Brisbane Times – 1 July 2018