A new platform created in Montreal takes a different approach to food delivery
Radish wants to upend the business model of food delivery giants
In a way, there couldn't be a better time to launch this kind of operation: a restaurant delivery service that works through an app on your smartphone.
Of course, there are lots of them already. And with restaurant dining off-limits during the pandemic, they're doing a booming business. Despite that, Foodora announced this week that it's pulling out of the Canadian market — many say to avoid a union drive.
So think Uber Eats. Or Skip the Dishes.
And then think again.
Radish — a play on Rad Dish — is a new Montreal venture that wants to upend the business model of the giants in the field.
In 2019, Canadians spent $1.5 billion on food delivery. The companies charge hefty commissions from restaurants.
Radish wants to be different. It's a co-op — the brainchild of co-founder and CEO Mansib Rahman.
He's a tech guy and self-taught computer programmer, and the struggles of the restaurant industry are in his blood.
Here's Amanda Klang's documentary, A New Entrée.
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