With social distancing and self-quarantines becoming more and more of a regular thing because of COVID-19, people are turning to online ordering to stay fed and stay safe. It’s crucial to the restaurant industry as a whole to keep supporting local restaurants during these trying times, so they can stay afloat and people can still get a good meal.

Sirved is working with Postmates in the USA as well as Doordash in Canada to give delivery options more of a presence on our platform. The first step is adding banner advertisements to promote these delivery companies, which have become the main source for restaurants to get their food out to the public during these unprecedented times.

Postmates have taken extra steps to ensure the safety of their drivers and customers by introduced dropoff options which will give their customers the ability to specify how they’d like to receive deliveries. Customers can choose to meet their Postmate at the door, as they have before, meet curbside, or go non-contact and have deliveries left at the door.  They believe this will help with customers who are concerned about the health and safety of themselves and their family and it also ensures that social distancing measures are met without having to miss out on a good meal from your favourite restaurant.  Doordash has also announced a relief program that reduces fees during this crisis. The company is offering 30 days of commission-free delivery for new restaurants, removing commission on pick up orders and reducing commissions for restaurants on DashPass, the company’s subscription service.

While using Sirved to search for restaurants, you will find banner ads on all restaurant pages that showcase the delivery company available in your area. With no end in sight, online ordering has become a key way for diners to support restaurants — if not delivery drivers — as dining rooms around Canada and the US shut down to stop the spread of the COVID-19.  While social distancing means that we cannot do and have a lot of things we’re used to, its reassuring to know that you can still enjoy good food and do your part to help those in need.

Order from Postmates (US)  or  Order from Grubhub (US)
or  Order from Doordash (Canada)

Stay fed and stay safe,