By: Tiffany Lewis | WCTV Eyewitness News
August 3, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A growing number of food delivery services in the Big Bend are now making ordering food easier than ever.
And, the concept is now gaining national attention. Companies like UberEats, Shipt, and GrubHub have all moved into the Tallahassee market.
But, they may not pose a huge threat to local services.
Bryant Joseph, Co-Founder of local delivery service Penny Delivers, says it welcomes the competition.
"In our experience, more of a presence from players like that means that the overall size of the market is going to grow," Joseph says. "Which is generally a good thing."
He says all of the organizations use the same technology and general design concepts to stay competitive.
Joseph understands that food delivery is not a completely new idea, but the number of options available to consumers is unlike ever before.
He believes the growth isn't slowing down anytime soon.
"There's been small, independent restaurants that have delivered. But third party companies, there hasn't been a lot," Joseph says, "But it's obviously a trend that will continue to grow."
UberEats began service in the Big Bend on August 3. Shipt and GrubHub have been operating in Tallahassee for several months.
Currently, local residents have over 5 delivery services and more than 200 restaurants to choose from.