OrangeCrate is one of the largest independent restaurant delivery services in the United States. We offer a unique business opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs, skilled food service veterans and Uber/Lyft drivers to operate a Restaurant Delivery Service independently under a license from us and be a part of the respected OrangeCrate brand. Imagine the benefits of being in business for yourself with the advantage of the OrangeCrate name and distinctive business model behind you!
If you have a track record of success making other delivery companies, restaurants or ride share services money, OrangeCrate wants to invest in you. Under our business model, we train you to be successful in this market as well as provide all of the backend office and support needs - recruiting drivers, payroll, insurance, dispatchers, national restaurant partnerships, payables and funding food purchases. You partner with drivers and build restaurant relationships, and then we share the profits according to our commission structure. We each assume different risks but share the rewards.
OrangeCrate makes a considerable investment into each independent operator, providing them with the potential to earn significantly more than a typical FOH restaurant employee or delivery driver, while sparing them from the tens of thousands of investment dollars it would take to start up your own restaurant delivery service.
Ask any of our independent operators what their first impression of the OrangeCrate opportunity was and they’ll tell you it sounded too good to be true. There must be a catch.
But they’ll go on to tell you there is no catch, and their decision to become an independent operator of an OrangeCrate location was the best career move they’ve ever made. The only regret most of them have is they didn’t do it sooner.
Why becoming an independent operator is an incredible deal
Founded in 2015, OrangeCrate is a unique and simple business. Our company works with many national partners like Applebees, IHOP, Hooters and local restaurant owners to bring delivery from their restaurants to our marketing customers.
Ask your average independent contractor delivery driver or FOH manager what they earn in a typical year and the answers range from $25,000 to $40,000. That sounds great until you ask OrangeCrate independent operators what they make in a typical year. And we encourage candidates to do just that. You can call and talk to multiple independent operators and learn from them firsthand how the OrangeCrate opportunity has provided them with a path to financial freedom. There is truly no limit to what an independent operator can earn. For anyone who is motivated to achieve financial success, OrangeCrate offers an amazing opportunity to be your own boss and experience uncapped earning potential - not merely a fixed salary.
The forecast for delivery is very strong in 2019 and beyond
50 percent of dinners purchased from restaurants these days are consumed at home, and this number is only expected to grow. As Bonnie Riggs, analyst for NPD Group’s Commercial Foodservice division sums it up: “The most popular place to eat out this year will be our home.”
What makes this number even more interesting is that besides the delivery segment, no growth is forecasted across the restaurant industry. This means that restaurants, and chains in particular, need to quickly react to these user trends and step up their delivery efforts.
Speed and convenience are the two major driving forces behind this shift in consumer behavior, and technology is the enabler making it happen. Digital ordering has posted rapid growth in the last five years, with recent data revealing that it represents 53 percent of all delivery orders, up from 33 percent in 2013.
While historically pizza and Asian food were the main choices for take out, the range of cuisine alternatives has expanded to virtually any type of food – the growth in food delivery is too big for restaurants to miss and the demand for convenience and choice is bigger than ever. For restaurants that don’t want to build their own fleet of drivers, OrangeCrate makes it easier for any restaurant to get some skin in the game – even if they have to sacrifice some of their profit margins.
The new reality for the industry is that delivery is no longer an additional service, but a major (if not the biggest) source of revenue growth.