The purpose of this analysis is to better understand the dynamics of internet platforms. The analysis considers the three basic types of platforms:
And will seek to address such issues as
Remember when restaurant delivery options included Domino’s, Pizza Hut, or Papa John’s? No longer! These pizza restaurants still have a majority share of the restaurant delivery market. However, GrubHub, Eat24, DoorDash, UberEats, and other restaurant delivery platforms are expanding users’ choices beyond just pizza.
This analysis examines the Restaurant Delivery Game: Who are the Players and what are the issues?
See Figure 1
♦ Takeout/Delivery Only (Virtual Restaurants)
♦ Dine-in or Takeout
The future of jobs is a serious concern.
The most popular opinion I’ve seen is that the answer is more education. Consider, though, that we are in a period in which historically high levels of the population have some amount of postsecondary education. Yet, less than half the population (about 42%) has at least an associate’s degree, and only about a third of the population has at least a bachelor’s degree. How much higher is it realistic to think these levels can actually go? Not to mention that student debt has reached massively unsustainable levels ($1.3 trillion).
So then what about the other half of the population?
I recently did an analysis of changes in employment by firm size over the past few decades. My analysis showed that
Taken overall, the data are consistent with economic/market conditions that
Factors consistent with this environment include