Amazon Ends Restaurant Delivery
SEATTLE, WA - If we're talking what's up and coming in the world of grocery, there's no getting around delivery, whether it be grocery or restaurant. But in an unprecedented move for one of the biggest, and most wellknown, forebears of delivery, Amazon has decided to close down its Amazon Restaurants food delivery service.
“As of June 24th, we will discontinue the Amazon Restaurants Business in the U.S.,” an Amazon spokesperson expressed in a statement that was then shared with GeekWire. “Many of the small number of employees affected by this decision have already found new roles at Amazon, and others will be provided personalized support to find a new role within, or outside of, the company.”
Amazon first launched Amazon Restaurant in Seattle in 2015, after which it began implementing the program across more than 20 U.S. cities and London, England. In November, GeekWire reports, Amazon ended the London program and now expects to close down its U.S. operations as well.
Additionally, the e-tailer will shutter Daily Dish, a workplace lunch delivery system, on June 14, 2019.
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