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Kevin Smith’s Iconic ‘Mooby’s’ Pop-Up Restaurant Launches On SkipTheDishes

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 24, 2020 by itnerd

After a successful in-person launch, Kevin Smith’s first Canadian pop-up of Mooby’s is making their full menu available for delivery exclusively through SkipTheDishes starting this Thursday, November 26

The socially distanced pop-up has been wildly popular since opening – they’ve even added additional pickup time slots to accommodate fans! And now, Mooby’s, the fictional fast-food chain featured in cult classics including Dogma, Clerks II and the Jay and Silent Bob franchise, will be delivering to areas in Etobicoke, Downtown Toronto, Hamilton, Newmarket and other areas of the GTA.

The menu will feature a variety of beef and vegan options including fan favourites from the franchise, including the Cow Tipper and Hater Totz. Kevin Smith and the Kitchen Hub team have also collaborated to bring some menu items with Canadian flare. These delicious meals will be cooked by Toronto’s popular upscale barbecue restaurant, The Carbon Bar

SkipTheDishes Announces Support For Peel Restaurants

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 20, 2020 by itnerd

This afternoon, I got a message from SkipTheDishes in relation to supporting Peel Region restaurants. Here’s the message in full:

As a proudly Canadian brand, we’re standing by our restaurant partners across the city as their dining rooms are required to close, responding to their needs with an impactful support package for affected restaurants that includes:

  • A 25% rebate on commission for local, independent restaurant partners
  • 0% commission rate for any new restaurants joining the network during the restriction period
  • 10% commission rate to any restaurant looking to utilize staff to facilitate their own delivery
  • Additional marketing and order-driving initiatives that can both increase repeat orders and attract new customers, like the launch of Skip Rewards
  • The continuation of Skip’s restaurant tipping initiative, which has seen over $1 million in generous donations from customers go directly to local restaurants

This support package will be rolled out to affected partners across the Peel Region on Monday, November 23, 2020 when the new restrictions take place and SkipTheDishes is prepared to action similar measures across the country as further restrictions are announced. Skip has also continued its support for Toronto and Quebec restaurants on the network as restrictions continue in those regions. 

“The restaurant community is at the heart and soul of communities across Quebec. We’ve seen the effects that these closures have had on our restaurant partners and we are working tirelessly to support them as they adapt their businesses to keep their kitchens open,” says Kevin Edwards, CEO, SkipTheDishes. 

“With pickup and delivery orders becoming a critical revenue stream for restaurants, Skip stands with our local partners throughout this new wave of restrictions.

Since the start of the pandemic, SkipTheDishes has worked alongside our restaurant partners to proactively offer impactful support, as they continue to navigate the effects of COVID-19 on the restaurant industry. To date, we have provided over $30 million to our restaurant partners in commission rebates and order-driving initiatives.

SkipTheDishes and Wine Rack Partner to Deliver Alcohol Throughout Ontario

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 28, 2020 by itnerd

SkipTheDishes, Canada’s largest and most popular food delivery network, is excited to announce its partnership with Wine Rack, Ontario’s leading chain of wine boutiques. Launching October 29, Skip will begin delivering alcohol directly to customers from 34 stores in Toronto, and over 100 stores across Ontario shortly after launch.

Through the SkipTheDishes app or website, customers will be able to conveniently order over 100 different wines and refreshment options from Wine Rack, including well-known brands such as Jackson-Triggs, Inniskilin, OPEN, Bodacious, Naked Grape, Growers Cider, Cartier and many more.

With the holiday season being one the busiest times of the year, this partnership conveniently helps customers social distance, avoid long line ups and shop their favourite local wines and refreshments from the comfort of home. 

In addition to Wine Rack’s wide selection of quality wine, ciders and liqueurs that can be enjoyed responsibly, they offer great gifting options for any occasion. Gift baskets and more will also be available for delivery through Skip, just in time for the holiday season. 

SkipTheDishes Announces Support for Local Restaurants As Second Wave of COVID-19 Hits

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 13, 2020 by itnerd

SkipTheDishes, Canada’s largest online food delivery network, announces initiatives to support their restaurant partners through new waves of restrictions as provinces begin to implement new measures to manage the pandemic’s second wave. 

As the Canadian leader in online food delivery, Skip is responding to the needs of its partners to develop an impactful support package for affected restaurants in regions experiencing restaurant closures that includes:

  • A 25% rebate on commission for local, independent restaurant partners 
  • 0% commission rate for any new restaurants joining the network during the restriction period
  • Additional marketing and order-driving initiatives that can both increase repeat orders and attract new customers, like the launch of Skip Rewards 
  • The continuation of Skip’s restaurant tipping initiative, which has seen over $1 million in generous donations from customers go directly to local restaurants 
  • App functionality that allows partners to diversify their menu offerings, increasing orders and revenue

Skip has already launched this support package for affected areas in both Ontario and Quebec last week, and is ready to action similar support across the country as provincial government restrictions of restaurants are announced. 

Since the start of the pandemic, Skip has worked alongside its restaurant partners to proactively provide impactful support as they continue to navigate the continued effects of COVID-19 on the industry. To date, Skip has provided $24 million to its restaurant partners in commission rebates and order-driving initiatives.

SkipTheDishes Unveils New No-Fee Rewards Program

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 16, 2020 by itnerd

SkipTheDishes, Canada’s largest and most popular food delivery network, is excited to announce its new loyalty program, Skip Rewards. This style of loyalty program is an industry first, reinforcing Skip’s innovative leadership in the food delivery space.

With absolutely no cost to participate and no sign up required, Skip users will begin earning points on each and every order starting early October. Skip’s focus remains providing the best value to their customers by never charging added services fees, and with Skip Rewards, they’re evolving their offerings and elevating the customer experience.

Points are earned on every dollar spent through Skip from any of its 27,000 partners across the country. Points can be redeemed for discounts on future orders, which means Skip users can earn rewards at any time of the day for:

  • Getting a morning cup of coffee delivered from Tim Hortons®
  • Settling the boneless debate between chicken pop-ins and chicken wings at Mary Brown’s for lunch
  • Indulging in a bottle of wine and sushi from Earls Kitchen + Bar for a romantic night-in, or wings and a couple of beers from St. Louis Bar & Grill while watching the big game
  • A late-night order of Slurpees and taquitos from 7-Eleven

Skip Rewards is accessible to customers Canada-wide and will launch with two tiers of earning:

  • Orange Status – All users start here at launch, earning five points for every dollar spent.
  • Gold Status – After ordering twice in one month, users level up to Gold Status and begin earning ten points for every dollar spent.

With a simple redemption structure, Skip Rewards gives users points for doing what they love: ordering their favourites and having it delivered conveniently and safely right to their door.

SkipTheDishes delivering 20,000 free ice cream cones to celebrate National Ice Cream Day weekend in Toronto

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 13, 2018 by itnerd

National Ice Cream Day is the best time to enjoy more of what you love. To celebrate the sweetest summer weekend in Toronto, SkipTheDishes will deliver 20,000 free ice cream cones at Harbourfront Centre from noon ‘til nine this Saturday and Sunday, to visitors of all ages.

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The brand-new SkipTheDishes ice cream truck is packed full of 20,000 free ice cream cones, to be served all weekend, while supplies last. Bring your friends and family over to the colourful new SkipTheDishes ice cream truck right in front of the power plant building. Summertime is sweet, and a taste of free ice cream from SkipTheDishes on National Ice Cream Day weekend will make it even sweeter.