Ever since the first U.S. pizzeria opened in Manhattan in 1905, customer preferences—both in the pizzas themselves and how they’re obtained—have continually evolved. By the 1940s, pizzerias were opening all over the country, thanks in part to returning World War II soldiers who wanted to keep enjoying the food they’d been introduced to overseas. In the 1960s, pizza delivery took off as the hot trend. The rise of the internet in the 1990s led to the possibility of ordering pizza online from a website; and in 2009, the first mobile app for pizza ordering appeared. Future developments now being tested include drone delivery, driverless cars, and robot delivery, to make getting pizza easier than ever before.
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Ways to Maximize the Profitability of Your Pizzeria Delivery Services
Today’s consumers are all about convenience when it comes to food. We’ve already passed the point where restaurant spending has exceeded grocery spending and the National Restaurant Association predicts that over the next 10 years, a greater proportion of meals will no longer be cooked at home. These trends will lead to an even greater rise in pizzeria delivery services and adding this option to your restaurant can be transformative for your bottom line. 60% of restaurant operators said that offering delivery has generated incremental sales growth for their business.