Food Delivery App ZappEats Allows Restaurants to Keep More Profits
NEW ORLEANS – There’s a new food delivery app in town. And this one started here in New Orleans with a worthy goal.
ZappEats said it is an online platform for restaurants tired of other delivery apps taking up to 40% of their profits. ZappEats offers restaurants the ability to accept takeout and delivery orders for a flat monthly fee of $99 instead of commissions on each delivery order. During the current pandemic, ZappEats is offering all restaurants the ability to use the service free for two months.
“Restaurants are struggling. The high commissions charged by delivery apps can be the breaking point. ZappEats allows restaurants to reach customers online, keep all of their profits and retain more of their employees for less money than utilizing outside delivery resources,” said ZappEats founder Michael Osterfeld.
ZappEats said its restaurant partners can employ their own waiters and bartenders to make deliveries. Monthly insurance costs for a for part-time delivery drivers can be as low as $125 per month for up to four drivers, making the cost to handle delivery themselves considerably less than delivery apps.
“ZappEats gave me back my profits,” said Scot Craig of Katie’s in Mid City, Francesca Deli and Bienvenue. “The platform allows me the marketing reach of the national apps but without the high commissions. Plus, when I send my food out, I know it is being handled with care by a valued employee. The order doesn’tt sit waiting for a delivery driver – it goes out hot and with somebody I trust,” he said.
ZappEats is headquartered in New Orleans and has 20 part- and full-time employees based in New Orleans, Chicago and overseas.