Quick-service restaurants (QSRs), as well as third-party apps, are devising strategies to convince consumers to choose them over rivals in the competitive mobile order-ahead space. On Tuesday (April 2), online catering marketplace ezCater announced it has raised capital through a funding round to scale its platform. Homelight, a platform that connects homebuyers with vetted real estate agents, has seen its reach grow quite a bit in recent times. All this, Today In Data.
$150 million: Amount ezCater raised in a funding round co-led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and GIC.
85 percent: Share of the United States that Homelight now covers.
71 percent: Share of drivers who believe adding food ordering capabilities to their cars would be useful.
16.4 million: Number of U.S. customers who actively order food and drinks on Grubhub.
13 percent: Share of Starbucks orders that came through the company’s mobile ordering tool in 2018.