McDonald’s Teams with UberEats to Bring McDelivery to Fort Wayne This Week
Jul24

McDonald’s Teams with UberEats to Bring McDelivery to Fort Wayne This Week

Fort Wayne, Indiana (July 24, 2018) – McDonald’s customers in the Fort Wayne area can now enjoy their favorite menu items through McDelivery on UberEats starting this week. Whether at work, home or just looking for a quick, convenient meal, users who have downloaded the UberEats app will now have access to McDonald’s menu items. Sixteen restaurants in the Fort Wayne area will be participating with the UberEats delivery service. “We’re very excited to partner with Uber Eats,” said Dick Littlefield, owner/operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Fort Wayne, Avilla, Woodburn and Churubusco. “If you’re a Mom busy with the kids or a student studying late at night, now you can get your favorite McDonald’s menu items so easy and quick. An Uber Eats courier will bring it right to you. It’s all about customer convenience,” Littlefield said. Customers can place orders on the mobile Uber Eats app or online at UberEats.com using the same account they use for Uber rides to track their orders. An UberEats booking fee applies to each McDelivery order. McDelivery menu and special offers may vary by location. For new UberEats users, a coupon code with $5 off the first McDelivery order is available. First time McDelivery users will be able to utilize their coupon code through December 31, 2018, using the code ORDERMCDS18. “With Uber Eats, you can get the food you want, where you want it, delivered at Uber speed,” said Barry Kennedy, Uber General Manager. “We are thrilled to partner with McDonald’s to give fans in town easy access to their McDonald’s favorites at the tap of a button.” McDelivery is another in a series of initiatives showcasing how McDonald’s continues to transform the restaurant experience. On top of the ability to order with McDelivery, customers will now have increased convenience through the addition of restaurant elements such as self-order kiosks, table service, digital menu boards and mobile order and pay. McDelivery through UberEats is an exciting partnership that is continuing to grow across the country. This is just another way that McDonald’s continues to raise the bar and put the experience of customers at the forefront. Participating McDonald’s restaurants will include: 3010 W. Coliseum, Fort Wayne; 5703 W. Jefferson St., Fort Wayne; 10310 Illinois Road, Fort Wayne; 1333 W. Washington Ctr., Fort Wayne; 1103 Goshen Rd., Fort Wayne; 3202 St. Joe Center Rd., Fort Wayne; 9827 Lima Rd., Fort Wayne; 7502 Lincoln Highway, New Haven; 255 Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne; 6810 Bluffton Rd., Fort Wayne; 6131 Stellhorn Rd., Fort Wayne; 202 E. Rudisill, Fort Wayne; 5796 Coventry Ln., Fort Wayne; 1210 Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne; 3940 E. State St., Fort Wayne;...

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Cartt Delivery: What you don’t know about this popular local delivery service
Jan26

Cartt Delivery: What you don’t know about this popular local delivery service

You’ve probably heard the buzz around the local, on-demand moving service called Cartt that took off in 2017, but did you know that these local entrepreneurs didn’t always plan to be the “Uber of Movers” or the “Uber for pick-up trucks?” Join me in this quick “Did you know?” conversation with Dylan Belcher, co-founder and CEO of Cartt. They have a small but mighty team. In 2017, Dylan Belcher, Justin Davis, and Seth Lugibihl built Cartt with the assistance of Steven Kennedy, one of their drivers. Like other on-demand companies, they use technology, helpers, and hands to keep the community moving. Helpers and hands make from $12-$25 an hour. They had to change their plans early on. LFW: What started the conversation with your team when you started this? Cartt: Cartt was actually supposed to be an on-demand grocery delivery service, all done through a mobile app. We came up with brand identity back in November of 2016. We were getting ready to release our beta version of the app to the FW community in February 2017, but two very big, well known on-demand grocery delivery services launched in Fort Wayne, SHIPT & INSTACART.  Both companies are backed by millions of dollars from Investors and since we were so young and not backed by any investors, we decided we needed to pivot our business model. We spent most of the summer in 2017 formatting and constructing the new business model. My partners and I knew that we didn’t want to leave the on-demand economy. Companies in this space like Uber, Lyft, Postmates, and many others have been blowing up and attracting a large new customer base. In today’s economy and society, people want things FAST. It’s all about “Instant Gratification”. After many meetings and brainstorming (and much help from our mentors in FW), we transformed Cartt into an on-demand moving and delivery company. It’s kinda like “Uber for pick-up trucks.”  They are modifying the wheel (or at least the traditional business model). LFW: Were you intending on being the Uber for movers (or uber for pick-up trucks), or did that just kind of just happen? Cartt: We most definitely intended to be the Uber for movers. With the opportunity right now, we have the potential to take over the Midwest with this business model. The on-demand economy is here to stay for many years.  They have a service for everyone. LFW: What does Cartt offer that other moving companies don’t? Why go with Cartt instead of a well-known company? Cartt: We offer 6 key services from Store Delivery, Small Moves, Junk Removal, Craigslist Delivery, Donation Pick-Up, and Storage Moves. We also offer helping hands which helps our...

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Green Bean Delivery Service – Local Pantry and Produce at Your Doorstep
Sep23

Green Bean Delivery Service – Local Pantry and Produce at Your Doorstep

I’m very excited to share with our readers about Green Bean Delivery, a grocery delivery service I have had the benefit of using for a year and a half. Grocery delivery sounds pretty extravagant, right? Well, let me tell you – it’s convenient, cost-effective and easy to use. Green Bean offers a large selection of produce, meat, dairy and grocery items. Plenty of ‘everyday’ goodies, plus some that may be new to you. Start out by choosing the bin and size that best fits your needs and household size. There is no long-term contract, and you can suspend delivery as often as you need to – like for the week of vacation or business trip. The prices are comparable to the same items, if available, in your local grocery store. The produce offerings are seasonal, but they work with national vendors – so you may still see some citrus during the winter months. Add free delivery, and this is a service that can fit any household, any demographic. You choose how you want Green Bean to work for you. The bins are available to customize the week before they ship, however many customers choose to receive the bin as is, like a true CSA (community supported agriculture). You can mark you favorites, and set reoccurring items to be included in each delivery. Personally, I mark my favorites and then start my menu planning with what’s on sale. We all want to know where our food comes from, and Green Bean does an excellent job of noting the origin of each item. If you are looking for local meat and dairy, you can easily choose that filter from the menu options. So, what else can you filter? Well, how about organic, gluten-free, and vegetarian. But wait, what about pork chops? Sure, we’ve got Seven Sons, who’s located just a few miles away in Roanoke. Now that you’ve learned about the unique service Green Bean provides, here is a little more background on the company. Green Bean is family-owned, and has been self-funded from the start. In addition to the delivery service, they operate two organic farms, and maintain a blog with recipes, news, vendor spotlights and healthy living content. The weekly email newsletter includes seasonal recipes, upcoming sales, blog features and events. Green Bean’s commitment to community is inspiring. Since 2007, they have made donations of fresh produce (not ‘seconds’) to food banks totaling over 700,000 pounds of food – which has impacted over two million people in Indiana and neighboring states. I was also surprised to learn about the strict quality control and product approval process. Green Bean leadership will review all pantry...

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