Foodida, a Crowdsourcing Food Delivery App

The Lempert Report
June 23, 2016

Forget Instacart, Uber or even Amazon, the latest delivery specializes in fast food

What might be called the evil twin as health and nutrition officials push for Americans to eat healthier and delivery services like Farmbox push to make fresh fruit and vegetables easier and cheaper for low income families. Along comes Foodida, a crowdsourcing food delivery app that brings your favorite fast food to your doorstep 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The folks in the board rooms at McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Taco Bell and even Starbucks must be grinning ear to ear as this company makes their convenient offerings even more convenient and accessible. 

Foodida is based in LA and headed by CEO Stefan Fraas.  In an interview with VentureBeat he says that “We’re a different take on crowdsourcing. If someone craves fast food they can either go out and get their own food, and while doing so can pick up food for someone else and make a few bucks, or they can stay home and have it delivered to them by another Foodida user. The decision is theirs: Go for the convenience or go for the cash.” 

Foodida is up and running in unlikely LA neighborhoods including Santa Monica, Venice, and Thousand Oaks. The way it works is that when you order, through their mobile app, you pay a fee, which is split between Foodida and the driver. Like Uber, in busier times, where less drivers are available, you may pay a higher fee.   

Just what the consumer of fast food needs, another reason not to get up from their chair.