Here are a few things to think about before opening your restaurant delivery service. If you're looking for more specific details or need additional help then we suggest joining the RMDA. We have forums, articles, vendor suggestions and a large network of members that can help you start a new business or take your existing business to the next level.
You will also need to protect your employees
Choosing the right software platform can be a really tough decision. There are so many options out there - how do you know which one is the best fit for you? Being a member of the RMDA will grant you access to our vendor page. These vendors are tested and approved! Reach out to other members for the pros and cons of each platform.
This is one of the most important aspects of your company. Restaurant relationships are the lifeblood of the RDS. When partnering with restaurants, here are a few things to keep in mind.
You can't open until you have a staff. There are a number of online applications that will help you schedule or you can go "Old School" and use an excel spreadsheet. Remember to contact your local agencies to determine the rules when dealing with employees or self-employed delivery professionals.
Typical marketing will include your contact info and brand information. Many companies do a combination of the marketing ideas listed below. Each will have its own return of investment (ROI) and will be different in each market. You may have to experiment a bit to find what works best for your business!
Common types of Print that help you market your RDS.
Got inside restaurant marketing on the brain? Try these examples: