If you have a restaurant that has so far survived 2020, then in addition to your own hard work and your team’s grit, you probably have to thank one or several food delivery companies that have helped you to deliver your amazing food to many a hungry mouth.
However, as with everything in this world – the food chain doesn’t stop with the food delivery companies. Food delivery companies in their turn rely on companies like Splento to deliver great photos, because without great photos – very few of us would ever buy the delicious food that food delivery companies magically deliver to us every day, rain or shine.
As a major food photography provider working with restaurants and food delivery companies all over the world – Splento learned firsthand that providing great quality photos consistently can be challenging for both restaurants and food delivery companies.
Seeing the big picture, Splento recently undertook a course of independent research about restaurant needs, conducting a series of one-on-one in-depth interviews and user testing sessions in multiple countries across both Europe and the USA.
The purpose was to understand the needs, successes – and failings – in the current systems of menu photography – for food delivery services, websites and social media purposes.
You can find this research with all the challenges and solutions outlined in this post: Should we all become food photographers.
However, during our research we have found that most food delivery companies are great at providing amazing visual content – the only problem is that it costs them so much money and human resources that they have urgently started looking for alternative solutions to professional photographers.
One of those solutions employed by many food delivery companies is to ask restaurants themselves to take “user generated photos”, but at the moment – with the current technology this isn’t a workable solution. Restaurants simply don’t have the time to follow multi-page guidelines and don’t know how to take good quality food photos, suitable for food delivery apps.
Based on this and our ongoing research and restaurant interviews around the world, Splento is working on a mobile (app) solution that will reduce food photography costs by up to 90%.
This AI-powered solution offers in-app examples, composition and shot guidelines, mood boards, hints and a host of other features to turn any restaurateur into a professional food photographer.
However, this article is not about the app. We have analysed in detail the visual content of top 100 food delivery companies around the world and have created a list of Top 25 making the most of it. This list is celebrating those Food Delivery Companies that are doing visual content right by employing food photography platforms like Splento, and cumulatively spend in excess of $50mln a year on it around the world.
Swiggy offers an on-demand food delivery platform that brings food from neighborhood restaurants directly to users’ doors.
(2) Delivery Hero
Delivery Hero is a network of online food ordering sites with over 100 restaurant partners worldwide.
DoorDash is a food delivery platform that connects customers with local and national businesses in the US.
Deliveroo owns and operates an online food delivery platform in the United Kingdom.
Wolt is a Finnish technology company known for its food-delivery platform.
Rappi is a Latin American food delivery company headquartered in Bogotá, Colombia, currently present in 9 countries and more than 200 cities.
(7) Uber Eats
Uber Eats is an American online food ordering and delivery platform launched by Uber in 2014.
(8) Hungry Panda
HungryPanda is a UK-based Chinese food and grocery delivery company with extensive market coverage.
(9) Bolt Food
Bolt is a transportation platform providing ride-hailing and food delivery services.
HelloFresh is a food subscription company that sends pre-portioned ingredients to users’ doorstep each week.
Freshtohome is an e-commerce platform for fresh and chemical-free chicken, meat, and seafood.
Freshly delivers gourmet ready-made meals, prepared and delivered at the door all over the US.
Grubhub is a US-based online and mobile food ordering and delivery marketplace dedicated to connecting diners with local restaurants.
Postmates is an on-demand US food delivery company.
Farmstead is an artificial intelligence-powered farm to doorstep grocery delivery startup.
ELEME local lifestyle platform that mainly engaged in online take-out, new retail, instant delivery and catering supply chain.
Benlai is a Beijing-based fresh produce e-commerce platform.
Nosh is a delivery food service platform based in Osaka, Japan.
Zomato is a food delivery and restaurant discovery site that provides information and reviews about restaurants.
Gojek is an Indonesian Super App that provides a variety of services from payments, food delivery, transportation and logistics.
iFood is a Brazilian online food delivery portal that develops an innovative system so users can order deliveries on the internet with no hassle.
PedidosYa is an online and mobile food-ordering company that connects restaurants across 13 countries in Latin America.
(23) Come Bien
Come Bien is a Mexican food subscription service that delivers customized healthy foods to businesses and individuals.
(24) Liv Up
Liv Up is a direct to consumer healthy food tech based in Brazil.
Yumamia is a Egyptian food delivery chain that offers affordable gourmet meals to busy professionals through on demand & subscription plans.