Pizza Today - January 2017 - 3

commentary

with JEREMY WHITE

Who's Delivering Your Next Pizza?

C

reative Director Rick Daugherty and I were in
the beautiful city of New Orleans for a couple
of days visiting pizzerias. After a quick stop for
a requisite Po' Boy, we summoned an Uber to get us from
one pizza shop interview to the next. The driver conversed
with us about a number of things en route, but he became
visibly and audibly animated when the subject of Uber Eats
popped up.
"Oh man, you got that where you live yet?" he asked. "I
hope so. If not, y'all gotta look into it. It's fire, man."
Fire, wow. That's high hipster praise. Rick and I
exchanged knowing glances.
"We should do a story on that," Rick quipped. I chuckled because not only had we taken a look at third-party
delivery many years ago, but we were set to revisit it now
thanks to the oncoming explosion of options such as the
aforementioned Uber Eats.
"I love it," our driver continued. "I just get a notification
telling me what restaurant to pick up at and what address
to deliver it to. I just park outside the restaurant, walk in
and pick up the order."
I asked him if his company required any food-handling
and safety training.
"Nope," he said. "We don't touch the food or nothing
like that. It's already packaged up and ready to go when
we pick it up. We just put it in these bags (he showed me
a heat-retaining delivery bag he kept in his vehicle) and
deliver them. Nothing to it. It's great."
Rick asked about the demand for the service.

Follow Us Here!

"Are you kidding me?" he asked. "It's New Orleans.
We're a food town, man. It's gonna get big here. Real big."
A year ago, in our February 2016 issue, Tony Gemignani
asked this question in his Respecting the Craft column: "Is
third-party delivery the way to go?" He called it the "future
for pizza delivery" and predicted that one day "our industry
will not have delivery drivers who are directly employed by
our restaurants."
Tony, who has utilized third-party delivery companies,
says there are still kinks in the system that need worked
out. But his experience tells him that the gains have been
massive since the early days. And he sees no reason why
that trend won't continue until we see third-party delivery
take over nationwide on a large scale.
Is it right for your pizzeria right now? Is it, as my Uber
driver in New Orleans suggested, "fire"? Are there benefits
to jumping into the fray early, or would your restaurant be
better served by waiting a while?
These are questions only you can answer based on your
intimate knowledge of your customers and your respective
market. If this is all new to you, Denise Greer's article on
page 30 will get your (delivery) wheels turning.
Best,

JEREMY WHITE
EDITOR IN CHIEF

Pizza Today® (ISSN 0743-3115) is published monthly. Domestic U.S. subscriptions are $29.95
for one year. Published by Emerald Expositions, 100 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10005.
Periodicals Postage Paid at New York (USPS 019-749) and additional mailing offices.
Postmaster: Send address change to: Pizza Today, P.O. Box 3601, Northbrook, IL 60065-3601.
Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Emerald Expositions, c/o P.O. Box 2601,
915 Dixie Road, Mississauga, ON L4T0A9.

@pizzatoday
J A N UA R Y 2 0 1 7 / P I Z Z AT O D AY. C O M / 3


http://www.PIZZATODAY.COM

Pizza Today - January 2017

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - January 2017

Pizza Today - January 2017
Commentary
Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Man on the Street
Respecting the Craft
On Tap
Destinations
Dough Doctor
Third-party Delivery
Mascarpone
Puttanesca
Data Security
Online Ordering
The Road to Expo
Pizza Today on the Road: Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Trending Recipe
Pizza Today - January 2017 - CT1
Pizza Today - January 2017 - CT2
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Pizza Today - January 2017
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Cover2
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Commentary
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 4
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 5
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Contents
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 7
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 8
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 9
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Contributors
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 11
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Expo Spotlight
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 13
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Interact
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 15
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Conversation
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 17
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Man on the Street
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 19
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Respecting the Craft
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 21
Pizza Today - January 2017 - On Tap
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 23
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Destinations
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 25
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Dough Doctor
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 27
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 28
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 29
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Third-party Delivery
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 31
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 32
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 33
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Mascarpone
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 35
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 36
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 37
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Puttanesca
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 39
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 40
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 41
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 42
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 43
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Data Security
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 45
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 46
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 47
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Online Ordering
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 49
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 50
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 51
Pizza Today - January 2017 - The Road to Expo
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 53
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Pizza Today on the Road: Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 55
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 56
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 57
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 58
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 59
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 60
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Product Showcase
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 62
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 63
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Pizza Today Yellow Pages
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 65
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 66
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 67
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 68
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 69
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 70
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 71
Pizza Today - January 2017 - The Marketplace
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 73
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 74
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 75
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 76
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 77
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 78
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 79
Pizza Today - January 2017 - 80
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Reader’s Resource
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Trending Recipe
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Cover3
Pizza Today - January 2017 - Cover4
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE1
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE2
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE3
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE4
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE5
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE6
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE7
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE8
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE9
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE10
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE11
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE12
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE13
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE14
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE15
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE16
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE17
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE18
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE19
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE20
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE21
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE22
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE23
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE24
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE25
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE26
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE27
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE28
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE29
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE30
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE31
Pizza Today - January 2017 - PE32
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/pizzatoday/202112
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/pizzatoday/202111
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/pizzatoday/202110
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/pizzatoday/202109
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/pizzatoday/202108
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/pizzatoday/202107
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/pizzatoday/202106
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/pizzatoday/202105
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/pizzatoday/202104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/expo_2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/202001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201906
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201808
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201807
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201806
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201805
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201804
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201803
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201802
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201801
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201707
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201706
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201705
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201703
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201702
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201701
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201606
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201605
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201604
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201603
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201602
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/pizzatoday/201507
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com