Subscription services such as Mantry and Kopi have already tapped into the market for to-the-door gourmet food. Aiming to do the same thing for high quality restaurant food in San Francisco, Caviar delivers meals from eateries which are highly rated on customer review site Yelp.
Users logging onto the site can browse the restaurants available – which range from coffee shops to steakhouses – and view the menu. Once a selection is made, a delivery fee of USD 9.99 is charged and the customer can see their order make its way to them in real-time via GPS. While the delivery is more costly than the average takeaway, Caviar claims that its service gives diners access to those restaurants where long queues and waits for food are common due to their popularity. Each restaurant partnering with the site must have a rating of four stars or more on Yelp. The USD 9.99 delivery fee is constant regardless of the amount of food ordered.
Registration for Caviar is currently free but invite-only and the startup aims to add more partners in the future. One to replicate in your city?
Spotted by: Murray Orange