Data firm Thinkum put together an interesting map of the global delivery land grab, with a unique look at how big this industry has gotten in just a few years.
The company scraped web data about restaurants and other foodservice retailers listed on the services compiling them into a series of maps to show who’s really leading this delivery land grab. In all, 700,000 individual outlets offer delivery through one of the third-party networks.
In the U.S., it’s the big players that the industry knows well battling for scale. As of September of 2018, when the data was compiled, Grubhub/Seamless serviced 175,000 restaurants, DoorDash had 183,000, Delivery.com had more than 17,000 and Bite Squad had 8,000 (this data came before it was acquired by Waitr), Just Eat had just more than 800 restaurants and Postmates had about 10,000.
But zooming out to the global delivery ecosystem unveils a whole lot of massive players fighting their own battles for scale around the globe. Deliveroo and Just Eat had 16,000 and 30,000 restaurants, respectively, in the U.K. alone, and Delivery Hero dotted the global map with considerably more than 30,000 restaurants around the world.
Uber had the most listed restaurants globally. The first-moving ride-sharing company benefitted from having global ridesharing operations before it added food delivery. According to Thinknum, the company delivered for about 127,800 restaurants across 25 countries.
Of course, this has all changed in the past several months, but the map provides yet another way to look at the incredible growth of the industry all around the world.
Take a look at the full map and the company breakdowns at Thinknum.