Too many restaurants have been closing. Part of the problem is obviously high and increasing monthly rents. But there’s something else hurting their profits. And there’s actually something you can do to support these Upper West Side restaurants. And it’s REALLY EASY.
YOU CAN ORDER FROM THEM DIRECTLY.
Most people don’t know that when you order from your favorite restaurant on Grubhub or Seamless, they pay up to 30% for every transaction. That basically means your regular go-to spot is losing money on your order. Crazy, we know.
To combat this very real problem, a lot of restaurants are taking back control by setting up their own direct online ordering systems so that people can order directly from their website (some of them even offer discounts if you order direct).
So to help save local restaurants on our beloved Upper West Side, we have provided a list below of some popular restaurants that offer their own online ordering system.
If you know what restaurant you’re ordering from anyway, you might as well see if you can order from them directly and you’ll see that the process is every bit as “seamless”; you won’t feel the difference, but you will be making a big difference.
HERE ARE SOME RESTAURANTS ON (OR NEAR) THE UWS USING THEIR OWN ONLINE ORDERING PLATFORM POWERED BY NYC BASED 9FOLD (Commission free software):
5 Napkin Burger – 2315 Broadway (84th Street): https://5napkinburger.com/
Chirping Chicken – 355 Amsterdam Ave (77th Street): http://chirpingchicken.com/
Deli Kasbah (Kosher) – 251 West 85th Street: https://www.kasbah-grill.com/
Dim Sum Palace – 47 West 55th Street: https://www.dimsumpalace.com/
Effy’s Cafe – 104 West 96th: https://effyscafe.com
Fumo Pizzeria – 1600 Amsterdam Avenue: https://www.fumorestaurant.com/
Hamilton Deli – 1129 Amsterdam Ave: http://hamiltondeli.nyc/
Harriet’s Kitchen – 502 Amsterdam Avenue at 84th Street: http://harrietskitchen.com/
Luigis Pizza – 2127 Amsterdam Ave: http://luigispizza.nyc/
Mamma’s Pizza & Burger – 2345 Broadway: http://www.mammasnyc.com/
Manhattan Diner – 2532 Broadway (95th Street): http://www.manhattandiner.nyc/
Perfecto – 2479 Broadway: http://perfectonyc.com
Pie Pie Pizza – 1593 St Nicholas Ave: http://piepiepizza.com/
Sunflower Cafe (Kosher)– 676 Amsterdam Ave (93rd Street): http://sunflowercafenyc.com/
Talia’s Steakhouse (Kosher) – 668 Amsterdam Ave (93rd Street): http://taliassteakhouse.com
Tao Uptown – 42 E 58th St: http://taorestaurant.com
Telio Greek Cuisine – 2481 Broadway Ave: http://telionyc.com
Texas Rotisserie – 2581 Broadway (between 97th and 98th Streets): http://texasrotisserie.nyc
Most of these restaurants offer incentives for people who order directly from their website as they’d rather pass savings back to their customers then line the pockets of someone else.
Side note : if you’re a restaurant owner/manager interested in your own branded online ordering system, contact 9Fold. They provide the online ordering software that connects to each of the above listed restaurant websites respectively. Find them at www.9fold.me.