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Economy & Finance / Re: Coronavirus Recession
« Last post by qwerty on Yesterday at 06:54:13 PM »
Time to short the food delivery apps!! They need to be careful because they themselves can put themselves out of business. They need to find the right balance of letting the restaurant benefit while as well as themselves.

What they can’t be is a parasite that kills the host and then it dies
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Economy & Finance / Re: Coronavirus Recession
« Last post by daedalus on Yesterday at 06:08:01 PM »
The danger is that these apps want to be a middleman between your entire future customer base and you (the restaurant owner/operator).

That's what I mentioned in my last sentence. 

Is Doordash tripling revenue because of true long term changes in customer behavior, or is it purely a pandemic-driven shift?  Is takeout business across the board stagnant compared to before the pandemic, or up a lot?  Personally my takeout frequency is up 400% in the pandemic, and I don't use delivery services, so I don't think we can draw a lot of conclusions based on random stats.

No restaurant is forced to use Doordash or Grubhub.  If a restaurant partners with them, then there must be a net benefit.  They must be profiting on sales via Doordash, even after a 10-30% cut.   The article states as much.
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Economy & Finance / Re: Coronavirus Recession
« Last post by HMart on Yesterday at 05:29:26 PM »
You're right if it's a marginal order. The danger is that these apps want to be a middleman between your entire future customer base and you (the restaurant owner/operator). Doordash's revenue has tripled during the pandemic, and that means more and more orders are going through an intermediary that charges 15-30% an order.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-08/dash-ipo-doordash-is-a-powerful-ally-and-foe-to-restaurants?sref=FwBADu0L
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Water Cooler / Re: Joe Briben and Kamala Whoriss
« Last post by eyephone on Yesterday at 04:17:02 PM »
Love that your nickname for the first female vice president in our nation's history is a play on the word for prostitute. Very classy & cool.

The title of the thread should be TOS.
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Food and Dining / Re: Ugly Pie Pizza
« Last post by aquabliss on Yesterday at 03:12:54 PM »
The Hut is finally OPEN!

They started last week Tuesday for takeout and delivery only. Interior looks nice with plenty of seating for families, 3 flat screen TVs, and a bar area.

I tried their Pizza.  It was pretty good!  Finally a close by pizza place.   OH Shopping now needs a really good Noodle Place to replace now closed Ren Asian Bistro.

Do they have any different/unique offerings vs. regular old Pizza Hut?
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Irvine Real Estate / Flooring
« Last post by Housingbuff on Yesterday at 03:12:14 PM »
Hello,
For those that did your flooring after close of escrow, how long did the flooring take? And when can the flooring vendors actually come into your home for accurate estimate?

Thank you.
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Water Cooler / Re: Joe Briben and Kamala Whoriss
« Last post by morekaos on Yesterday at 03:03:26 PM »
“Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago,” Brown wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle.

“Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was [California] Assembly speaker. And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco.”


Brown, 84, pointed out that he also helped the careers of other prominent California Democrats, such as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Gavin Newsom, and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

“The difference is that Harris is the only one who, after I helped her, sent word that I would be indicted if I ‘so much as jaywalked’ while she was D.A.,” Brown wrote. “That’s politics for ya.”

https://www.independentsentinel.com/its-confirmed-kamala-harris-slept-her-way-to-the-top/#:~:text=As%20we%20reported%2C%20Kamala%20Harris%20slept%20her%20way,jobs%20while%20they%20slept%20together.%20%E2%80%9CYes%2C%20we%20dated.
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Economy & Finance / Re: Coronavirus Recession
« Last post by daedalus on Yesterday at 02:41:14 PM »
You can't just extrapolate based on net profits.  If you're a restaurant owner and you get an extra takeout order from Doordash, your marginal expense to cover the order is almost entirely the raw food ingredients.  Your hourly staff might have to work a bit harder or get a shorter smoke break, but they'll clock out at the same time.  Your rent is fixed.  Your insurance is fixed or nearly so.  Same for utilities.  Any additional orders from delivery services are entirely welcome.  What's not wanted is the scavenging of orders you would have gotten directly if not through a delivery service.
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Food and Dining / Re: Ugly Pie Pizza
« Last post by Goriot on Yesterday at 02:12:44 PM »
The Hut is finally OPEN!

They started last week Tuesday for takeout and delivery only. Interior looks nice with plenty of seating for families, 3 flat screen TVs, and a bar area.

I tried their Pizza.  It was pretty good!  Finally a close by pizza place.   OH Shopping now needs a really good Noodle Place to replace now closed Ren Asian Bistro.
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Food and Dining / Re: Ugly Pie Pizza
« Last post by irvinehomeowner on Yesterday at 02:12:30 PM »
The Hut is finally OPEN!

They started last week Tuesday for takeout and delivery only. Interior looks nice with plenty of seating for families, 3 flat screen TVs, and a bar area.

But once we are all vaccinated/immune... can they buffet? :)

In retrospect, the buffet pizza at Pizza Hut was pretty bad. I enjoyed it as a kid but I don't miss it.

But what about future generations of kids? :)
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