As LoCo Omaha continues its launch process, Omaha’s locally-owned and operated restaurant delivery service aims to support local restaurants trying to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Read below to learn how LoCo Omaha is backing restaurants during these trying times!
When the coronavirus spread throughout the world last March, 2020 quickly became a difficult year for everyone, including restaurants that were facing loss of revenue from reduced hours and seating capacities. To make up for fewer dine-in customers, many restaurants were forced to increasingly rely upon delivery orders to break even. For many, that meant depending on national third-party services to boost revenue.
Seeing the challenges many restaurants were experiencing in staying open, LoCo Omaha launched in December 2020 to provide local eateries with a delivery alternative to national corporations such as DoorDash and Uber Eats, which often charge restaurants up to 30 percent commission to use their services. In a time where profits are slim, that simply wasn’t an option for many Omaha establishments.
To help mom-and-pop eateries continue their operations, LoCo Omaha has stepped in with lower prices and commission rates than national third-party competitors. Run by local restaurant owners, LoCo Omaha functions as a food service co-operative that provides establishments equity opportunities and a share of the profits.
Read this article to learn more about how LoCo Omaha puts local restaurants first, rather than its bottom line!
Featured image by Nat Ogura (Spicy Wild Schwein Wurst from Rathskeller Bier Haus)