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!