Hungry at home? Your options for a meal in Evansville may expand faster than your waistband. Evansville 2 Go launches mid-March, bringing restaurant food to your door.
The idea was born just a week ago after a trip to a small town in Mississippi. This new venture has turned into another full-time job for Richard Garrett, one man behind the Evansville 411 Facebook page.
“We love Evansville,” he says, “we like to see it grow.”
Garrett says the service plays like a “middle-man” between restaurants and hungry people at home. He has a business license secured and is partnering with restaurants. You’ll log on to their website or app to order with select spots, and they take care of the rest.
Garrett says it will cost about $4 or $5 per delivery, depending on how far the drive is. They plan to deliver as far west as USI, up to North High School, and east to include Newburgh.
For now, Garrett says you’ll only be able to order from partnered restaurants, but service could expand to any restaurant for an extra charge.
“We’re a town that loves to eat,” Garrett says. “I know a lot of people don’t like to get out or when you go have a long day to work, you just want to go home and sit down.”
There may be long days – and nights – ahead for Garrett and his drivers, delivering lunch, dinner, and perhaps even midnight snacks come March.
Garrett says he has heard feedback from Henderson, Mount Vernon, and beyond. He is open to expanding delivery service once Evansville gets off the ground.
(This story was originally published January 22, 2018)