A new restaurant delivery service, which promises to conveniently drop off orders at your home, office or even hotel, has expanded to the Kansas City area.
GrubGo began service Monday, participating with about a dozen restaurants in 20 locations covering parts of Kansas City and most of Johnson County. The restaurants include Affare, Blanc Burgers + Bottles, Woodsweather Cafe, Michael Forbes, Tanners, Los Corrals and Le Peep.
This is the fourth market for the St. Louis-based company, which also provides food delivery services in Sheboygan, Wis., and Leominster, Mass. GrubGo receives a percentage of each restaurant order and offers an alternative to placing carryout and picking the food up yourself.
To place an order, customers go to GrubGo’s website at eatgrubgo.com, where menus from participating restaurants are displayed. People can order directly from the website, although phone service is also available.
GrubGo relies on a network of drivers to pick up the food and deliver, much like ridesharing programs such as Uber and Lyft.
There is a $5 minimum delivery fee, and the final charge is based on the distance from the restaurant. The company said there are no phone ordering fees or other charges.
On average, delivery charges are $6 to $9, company spokeswoman Jen Scott said.
After the order is placed, the average delivery time is 45 to 55 minutes, she said.
This week, GrubGo is delivering lunch only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but next week it will begin 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. service hours, Scott said. The company expects to expand its restaurant roster and delivery territory in the Kansas City area.