HT: What does this mean for US restaurants and the future of delivery in general?
Toppers Pizza Founder & President Scott Gittrich: “There is going to be consolidation; all of the players are buying transactions at this point. Consolidation has to occur for the business to mature and for the model to get to a place in order to run profitable businesses. In the short term, it won't have a big impact but in the long term, it will put more players in a space, increase competition and increase more businesses being able to win.”
HT: Is this good news?
Gittrich: “From our standpoint, I would call it a non-event; it's a predicted consolidation that will mature the business to work for all parties.” It’s better than a merger with UberEats “purely from a competitive standpoint. It's probably better to still have Uber in the space separately. It’s ultimately better for operators, so that there is more competition in the space.”
HT: What is the future of delivery for your restaurant?