Oh yeah, and they are shutting down in many cities in Germany because it doesn’t work.
" Delivery Hero’s Foodpanda unit will exit six German cities including Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart . The company also plans to sell its Japanese unit Foodpanda Japan in the first quarter of 2021. The move marks a big win for Just Eat Takeaway, which has a sizable presence in Germany"
You must not be in Taiwan, or at least not in any major city. Uber and Ubereats are huge here. There was a bit of a battle over legality years ago (mostly involving political pressure from cab drivers), but it didn’t last long.
It’s a 10% discount, but even their non-discounted price is nearly always cheaper than taxis in my experience. It’s only more when demand is high (rush hour, rain, etc.), which are the times when it’s difficult to find taxis, anyway. They also have nicer cars and better drivers on average.
i use food panda about 70% of the time, uber eats the other 30% for takeout. i don’t understand the hate towards it, but then again i’ve never had anything canceled on me despite spending a LOT on their service. it’s generally cheaper and has more options than uber eats where i live too. they frequently have vouchers and discounts too. but if they can improve it further through r&d that’s even better.