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Why DoorDash is taking a stand on delivery menu prices

A Deeper Dive: Senior Technology Editor Joe Guszkowski joins the podcast to discuss DoorDash’s push on prices, and how long consumers will tolerate the cost of third-party delivery.

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How long will people keep paying high delivery prices?

This week’s episode of A Deeper Dive features Restaurant Business Senior Technology Editor Joe Guszkowski, who joins me on the podcast to talk about DoorDash’s push to get operators to keep delivery prices the same as regular menu prices.

Joe and I discuss his recent report on the menu price markups on delivery compared with buying in the restaurant, and why operators do this. We also discuss why DoorDash’s algorithm punishes those restaurants that charge higher menu prices, and what the provider’s push on the topic means for broader delivery demand.

Consumers have been shifting away from pizza delivery, perhaps in part over inflation. Is DoorDash’s move a sign they’re worried about the same thing? We talk about that on the podcast.

It’s an interesting discussion on the future of delivery so check it out.

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