1. What is a restaurant delivery service?
Many restaurants want to offer delivery of their food, in order to increase their potential sales. However, hiring a delivery person, insuring a vehicle, advertising their deliveries, and operating an extra business segment present significant management and financial challenges to small restaurants.
Your business would represent several restaurants who don’t want to do all those tasks on their own. You don’t manufacture any food or have to deal with the business end of food service…you simply provide a service to these restaurants. You can do deliveries on scooters, bicycles, or in a hybrid vehicle to make the transportation as eco-friendly as possible, and also push vegetarian, organic, and other eco-friendly options in your advertisements in order to do your part for the earth.
2. What required knowledge or skills are necessary?
There are no formal educational or training requirements for this job. However, the work requires that the worker be well-organized, someone who really hustles (every minute counts in delivery), and be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
3. How much money is required to start?
$-$$$ (on a scale of $ to $$$$$). This largely depends on the delivery method most suitable to your individual situation.
4. What is the income potential?
$$-$$$ (on a scale of $ to $$$$$)
5. What is the best location for a restaurant delivery service?
Location you start the business in is not very important, but focusing your energies on urban and semi-urban settings will be the most efficient for deliveries (shortest distances, more unique restaurants).
6. Three best questions to ask yourself to find out if this business is right for you (if you can answer yes to these questions, this business might be for you):
Are you a high energy person?
Do you live in a place with a lot of unique, locally-owned restaurants?
Do you function well in a fast-paced environment, and juggle multi-tasking well?
Are you comfortable making deliveries at night, or in bad weather, to locations you may not know?
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