Applebee's will become the first casual dining chain to offer nationwide live GPS tracking of deliveries
WINNIPEG, May 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Applebee's, one of the largest casual dining chains in North America, and SkipTheDishes, North America's fastest growing food delivery networks, announced today an official nationwide delivery partnership. For the first time, select Applebee's restaurants will begin offering delivery with live GPS tracking in major cities across North America, with plans to expand to additional cities in coming months.
"We're very pleased to be able to offer our guests this new feature so that they can continue to enjoy favourites like our signature rib-lets and cowboy burger straight to their home or office," said Mohit Malhotra, Director of Operations for Dynapple Management Corporation, the largest Applebee's franchisor in Canada.
Applebee's is known for their welcoming neighborhood restaurants and modern culinary dishes. This national partnership with SkipTheDishes highlights Applebee's as the first casual dining chain to offer delivery with live GPS tracking and is available in select locations including Calgary, Winnipeg, and Regina, with rollout to other cities to follow.
SkipTheDishes is a technology company that connects customers and food couriers with restaurants like Applebee's. Customers type in their address on the SkipTheDishes App or website to see if they fall within a Applebee's delivery area, browse the menu, and order directly online. Once an order has been placed, the customer receives live order updates and real-time GPS tracking of their food.
"This national partnership marks an important milestone for SkipTheDishes and Applebee's," said Joshua Simair, CEO of SkipTheDishes. "North Americans are demanding more convenience and better food, and with our Apps, we're able to offer a superior experience to customers, while our restaurant partners can benefit from a 10-30% increase in business."
About Applebee's Grill & Bar: Applebee's is one of the largest casual dining chains in North America, with over 2,000 locations worldwide. For over 36 years, Applebee's has delivered on the principles of exceptional value and family fun, drawing people of all ages with its signature Grill & Bar menu. Applebee's employs over 28,000 employees worldwide and is a DineEquity brand (NYSE: DIN).
SkipTheDishes is a North American technology company that enables food delivery in 15 North American cities including Winnipeg, Ottawa, Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Buffalo. Through the SkipTheDishes network, restaurants gain more business, independent couriers earn extra money on their own schedule, and hungry customers are able to save time by ordering from hundreds of local Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, and Pizza restaurants that have never offered delivery before. For more information, please visit: SkipTheDishes.com or download the Apps on the iOS App Store or Google Play Store.
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For further information: Andrew Chau, SkipTheDishes, [email protected]