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Catering, Take-out & Delivery – it’s time to get in the game!

While these may seem like logistical challenges with margin pressures, you can’t ignore their growth!  It’s time to get in the game or risk getting left behind.  How much of an opportunity is it?  Take a look at some facts:

Delivery sales jumped by 44% in 2018 over 2017

The term was “mobile friendly” and now it’s “mobile FIRST”

Diners aged 16 – 34 are the heaviest users of technology and account for 54% of mobile orders

63% of online ordering is categorized as Quick Service with 34% now flowing through Full Service restaurants

At least once a month, 27% of Canadians ordered delivery direct from a restaurant

Delivery sales at Full Service restaurants increased to nearly $2 billion in 2018, growing by almost 54%

Sources:  Restaurants Canada, Foodservice Facts 2019, American Express Canada, Ipsos Foodservice Monitor

Get in the Game

Gay Lea has many products and menu item suggestions that fit this mode of delivery perfectly!  You can expand your business significantly if you manage the offering and package it up right.  Test it out for yourself and keep in mind you need to allow 30 minutes for most deliveries.  Work with your packaging provider as well.  There are many great containers out there that will ensure your food still looks and tastes great when it arrives.


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