Upper Valley food delivery service helping local restaurants

FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES ARE THRIVI. NG in some rural towns – – NATIONAL DELIVERY SERVICES… STARTING TO BECOME OPTIONS. BUT IN THE UPPER VALLEY. SOME RESTAURANTS HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE DELIVERY… IN HAND. NBC 5’S JOHN HAWKS TELLS US MORE. FROM HANOVER. UVER. UPPER VALLEY EATERIES AND RETAIL COOP — A SMART PUN ON UBER…LAUNCHED LAST SUMMER. CUSTOMERS CAN ORDER AT LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND GET DELIVERY. THE COMPANY HAD A VERY WET START. I’d be sitting in front of my laptop working, the inrd oer would come, I’d drop everything I’m doing, go to a restaurant, deliver the food, come back, and then, you know, keep plugging in, this which I can’t even imagine doing right now THEIR IDEA STARTED A COLLABORATION BETWEEN RESTAURANTS. START WITH ONLY 4. PANDEXING TO MORE DOZON. TIME MADE SENSE… THE PANDEMIC HAS CHANGED THE WAY RESTAURANTS OPERATE. ED PEOPLE WANTED A WAY TO GET THEIR LOCAL FAVORITES DELIVERED. At a time when a lot of restaurants like Lou’s were, they weren’t used to doing delivery, but they had to pivot to make things work like so many different businesses APPS LIKE UBER EATS, DOOR DASH, AND GRUB HUB TAKE BIG COMMISSIONS, HURTING SMALL LOCAL RESTAURANTS. You know, those bigger third-party payers, rt you know, delivery companies, it’s like a void for money, you know, in any account that it goes into. AT BOLOCO MODERN MEXICAN IN HANOVER, THEY WERE ONE OF THE FIRST STAURANTS TO USE UVER. It’s better than the other names, you know, because it really helps INDIVIDUAL RESTAURANTS. It’s great to make money and get big, but you know it’s nice to work with or work for people you know who really care about you. WITH LOCAL CONNECTIONS, THEY WANT THEIR NEIGHBORS TO HAVE A BETTER EXPERIENCE. if you have a messed up order, for example, I’m pretty sure you won’t be able to jump on the call

Upper Valley food delivery service helping local restaurants

Food delivery services are booming. After playing a major role in how people ate during the pandemic. In rural areas, national delivery services are beginning to take hold. But in the Haute Vallée, some restaurants have decided to take delivery into their own hands with a service called UVER. Upper Valley restaurants and retail co-op, a clever pun on Uber. Launched last summer, customers can order from local restaurants and have it delivered. The company had very humble beginnings. “I was sitting in front of my laptop working, the order would come, I would drop everything I was doing, I would go to the restaurant, I would deliver the food, I would come back, and then, you know, keep going. hook you up, which I can’t even imagine doing right now,” said UVER Executive Director Chris Acker. Their idea sparked a collaboration between the restaurants. Starting with just four, they’ve now expanded to more than a dozen. The timing made sense, the pandemic changed the way restaurants operated. People wanted a way to get their local favorites delivered. “In a time when there were a lot of restaurants like Lou’s, they weren’t used to doing delivery, but they had to pivot to make things work, like a lot of different restaurants. businesses,” Acker said. Apps like Uber Eats, Door Dash and Grub Hub take big commissions, hurting small local restaurants. in,” Acker said. At Boloco Modern Mexican in Hanover, they were one of the first restaurants to use UVER. “It’s better than the other names, you know, because it really helps our local community versus the big companies coming in. Zachary Stanley of Boloco Modern Mexican said. The cost savings are felt by customers and individual restaurants. said Stanley. With local connections, they want their neighbors to have a better experience. “If you have a messed up order, for example, I’m pretty sure you won’t be able to jump on the call. in 20 seconds, tell someone from GrubHub, Door Dash about the issue with the restaurant,” Acker says. Other restaurants on the app are split between Lebanon, West Lebanon, and White River Junction. They hired more drivers and expanded the delivery distance. They also plan to integrate more restaurants soon.

Food delivery services are booming. After playing a major role in how people ate during the pandemic. In rural areas, national delivery services are beginning to take hold. But in the Haute Vallée, some restaurants have decided to take delivery into their own hands with a service called UVER. Upper Valley restaurants and retail co-op, a clever pun on Uber.

Launched last summer, customers can order from local restaurants and have it delivered. The company had very humble beginnings.

“I’d be sitting in front of my laptop working, for the order to come, I’d drop everything I was doing, go to a restaurant, deliver the food, come back, and then, you know, just keep going. to plug in, which I can’t even imagine doing that right now,” said Chris Acker, Executive Director of UVER.

Their idea sparked a collaboration between restaurants. Starting with just four, they have now grown to over a dozen. The timing made sense, the pandemic changed the way restaurants operated. People wanted a way to get their local favorites delivered.

“At a time when there were a lot of restaurants like Lou’s, they weren’t used to doing delivery, but they had to pivot to make things work, like a lot of different businesses,” Acker said.

Apps like Uber Eats, Door Dash and Grub Hub take big commissions, hurting small local restaurants.

“You know, those bigger third parties, you know, delivery companies, it’s like a vacuum for money, you know, in whatever area it’s going into,” Acker said.

At Boloco Modern Mexican in Hanover, they were one of the first restaurants to use UVER.

“It’s better than the other names, you know, because it really helps our local community versus big business coming in,” said Zachary Stanley of Boloco Modern Mexican.

The cost savings are felt by customers and individual restaurants.

“It’s great to make money and get big, but you know it’s nice to work or work for people you know who really care about you,” Stanley said.

With local connections, they want their neighbors to have a better experience.

“If you have a messed up order, for example, I’m pretty sure you won’t be able to take the call in 20 seconds, tell someone at GrubHub, Door Dash about the problem with the restaurant,” Acker said. .

Other restaurants on the app are split between Lebanon, West Lebanon, and White River Junction. They hired more drivers and expanded the delivery distance. They also plan to integrate more restaurants soon.

Gladys T. Hensley