Food delivery with a new twist
New business Food delivery service, Newberg Grub 2 Go, makes any fare deliverable
It started out of necessity. Travis Reinhardt had been unemployed for a while and was looking for a way to start making money. Officially open for businesses Dec. 6, he started Newberg Grub 2 Go, a food delivery service.
This is a solution and an opportunity, so I thought Id try it out, Reinhardt said. I did my research and found out Newberg doesnt have any businesses like this so I figured I would jump on it and here I am.
The model is fairly simple. Customers want food, but either the restaurant doesnt deliver, or they dont want or cant travel for the food. Thats where Grub 2 Go comes in.
Its a different process than most dine and dish companies where you would order through them. I kind of eliminated that, to help streamline things for me right now because Im a one man team, he said.
So, customers can visit his website, www.NewbergGrub2 Go.com, view menus for participating restaurants, then call the establishment and place an order. With the price of the order totalled, they call Reinhardt and tell him the information.
I pick it up, pay for it, deliver it and then I accept the payment from the customer and thats how it works, he said. Its pretty simple, I think.
Its the business model for now, but he said with growth it will change.
Once the website is able to take orders that will be a lot more efficient for me in the future, he said. Once I start to get more business and hire people Id like to make the website able to order everything through it.
In the few weeks since opening, he said business has been slow.
The only orders Ive really gotten so far are from friends. Ive gotten a few calls from people interested, hopefully future clients, he said. Hopefully that changes with my flyer canvassing, business cards, and ads and all that.
He said he opened using a grassroots style, mainly through social networking and word of mouth.
I dont want to overwhelm myself with 100 orders at once, he said. In the future Im looking to expand hours to late night, alcohol delivery as well, unfortunately I cant do tobacco.
He also wants to add a grocery service to the business.
(I can) hopefully spread out that service option to a lot of the elderly community in town, he said. I know my grandma cant go out and get (groceries) because shes in a wheelchair. This way they could just call and still get the things they want from the store.
Reinhardt said he wants to take over the town, especially because there isnt any competition in his niche industry.
Eventually Id like to (expand) to McMinnville and Sherwood because there are not any existing companies out there, he said. Its kind of wishful thinking, but youve got to be optimistic.
As for the businesses involved, he said hes received some good feedback.
I had Dorothys (Deli and Pub) in town reached out to me, I didnt have them included on the website because I didnt know much about their menu, he said. They were really excited about it. Also at Cancun, he was really excited about it. Its just like what Dorothys said, they get people asking (about delivery) but dont have that option. Im sure if any other businesses are intelligent in that business sense theyd be excited about it.
For more information, visit www.NewbergGrub2Go.com, www.facebook.com/newberg grub2go or call 1-971-832-9820. Services are currently available Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (lunch) and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (dinner).