A new food delivery service in Cookeville looks to save consumers from driving to the restaurant and bring the food to them.
Hunter Stanton is the President and Co-Founder of Nexus Food Delivery. He said the company looks to make delivering food to customers as affordable as possible.
“I’m not 100 percent sure on this, but I believe that we have the lowest prices of any food delivery services here in town,” Stanton said. “We intend to keep it that way because we think that’s better for the people of Cookeville if they can get affordable food delivery here.”
Stanton said the idea to start a delivery service came to him shortly after moving to Cookeville while he was attending Tennessee Tech.
“When I moved here to Cookeville, the gears started turning,” Stanton said. “I kind of saw a good opportunity to start one. I know there’s competitors here but I thought we could put our hat in the ring and potentially [and] eventually grow it.”
Stanton said food delivery services will likely become a major part of how restaurants get some orders to customers.
“Food delivery services in general are going to play a massive role in the future,” Stanton said. “I think eventually there really won’t be traditional delivery where the restaurant provides the delivery. It’ll be handled by a third party.”
Stanton said the app works by notifying a driver closest to the customer’s restaurant of choice once they place an order.
“After the customer selects the order and it’s paired with the driver, that’s all done automatically,” Stanton said. “We don’t have to manually tell a driver to go to this place. The driver just automatically sees the notification and they’re given a list of all the things the customer ordered and it opens the GPS app on their phone and tells them how to get there.”
According to the Nexus Food Delivery website, the service offers delivery from 40 Cookeville-area restaurants with delivery charges beginning at $4.