Amazon is discontinuing its Amazon Restaurant service in the US this month, GeekWire reports. This follows Amazon shutting down Amazon Restaurants in London this past November. The service was originally founded in 2015 to offer consumers delivery from nearby restaurants and grew to be available in over 20 markets prior to its upcoming demise.
Amazon Restaurants failed to become a top player in the US’ food delivery industry. In April 2019, four companies were estimated to hold 93% of sales in the market, according to Second Measure. Grubhub led with a 32% share, followed by DoorDash at 29%, Uber Eats with 22%, and Postmates’ 10%. Amazon Restaurants was one of the companies listed under «Other,» which had just a 7% share.