Delivery apps in Latin America have recently witnessed rapid growth — a decade or so after many of these services, such as GrubHub, were widely available in the United States and Europe.
From 2001 to 2010, pizza delivery companies were beginning to see between a quarter to two- thirds of their business from online sales. In Latin America, however, the development of these platforms was almost nowhere to be found — for two main reasons: sparse internet connectivity and lack of access to smartphones. Today, however, 66% of Latin Americans have access to internet and smartphones. In Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay, more than 70% of people are connected.