LCBO Delivery through SkipTheDishes Put on Hold


TORONTO — On December 4, SkipTheDishes launched a partnership with the LCBO, offering on-demand delivery directly to customers from 15 LCBO stores in Toronto.

The partnership has since been put on hold, with the province stepping in to help support the city’s restaurants. In a tweet on Sunday, Premier Doug Ford said “Our restaurants are counting on us more than ever. We’ve already stepped up to enable them to sell alcohol via takeout and deliver. Today, [Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips] and I asked the LCBO to pause their delivery plans with SkipTheDishes.”

The LCBO states, “Following direction from the Ontario Government, effective end of day [December 6], LCBO’s partnership with SkiptheDishes is paused until further notice.”

The LCBO had previously offered delivery through foodora, which ended when the delivery company shut down its Canadian operations. 

And, according to the Toronto Sun, The Beer Store had a similar agreement in place to launch a pilot project with SkipTheDishes, but this initiative was scrapped during pandemic restrictions and lockdowns.

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