Depending on where you like to eat, the restaurant industry is rebounding and so is on-demand food delivery.
Even during the week, the lunch crowd is back at Mulligan’s Beach House in Rivera Beach. The crowds are even larger during the weekends.
“It’s up there. We do pretty well,” manager Lully Stevens said.
But the restaurant is still catering to a high volume of socially conscious customers.
“It’s very important to business, especially for those who are still not leaving their home,” Stevens said.
For that crowd, there are partnerships with companies like Bite Squad.
“We have partnerships with 125 restaurants and we’re expanding,” Bite Squad local manager Adam Gunn said. “The demand for more convenient services is growing. I think, just as technology evolves, we’re able to provide a very excellent service for our customers at home.”
Now Bite Squad is looking for 200 new drivers due to expanded service to West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter. Additionally, delivery areas now reach as far as 10 miles away from certain restaurants, which in some cases is double the prior reach. In the last two months alone, the popular app has added more and more local eateries to its platform from independent neighborhood restaurants to popular chains.
“We heard from many customers that their favorite restaurant was across town and therefore too far away,” Gunn said. “Now, with the expanded service, they’ll have easy access to more of their favorite foods.”
For drivers like Alex Olson, the flexible hours and growth in customers are perks.
“I work at least five days a week, but last week I worked seven days,” Olson said. “The work is there, but it’s also flexible. You can pick up a shift whenever you want. You can drop a shift whenever you want. You make your own schedule.”
Gunn said the right candidate is someone who cares as much about the duties of the position as customer satisfaction and partnerships. To apply.