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Cravy Food Delivery Expanding To Fort Lauderdale

Between work, traffic and social events, finding time to cook a great dinner or make a trip to the grocery store can be a hassle. That’s about to change for residents of Fort Lauderdale.

Cravy, a food delivery company based in West Palm Beach, is expanding further into South Florida over the next few months, said manager Marco Mendoza.

The company — which works with various partnered restaurants, as well as Whole Foods — is looking to come to Fort Lauderdale within the next month and a half; expansion into Miami will be within the next three months.

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Mendoza said the decision to offer service in the area is a result of Cravy having great success in West Palm Beach, where partnered restaurants include PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar, Patrick Lézé-Palm Beach, Del Frisco's Grille Palm Beach, Pistache French Bistro, Bice, City Cellar and the Virginia Philip Wine Shop.

So far, Cravy has partnered with Fort Lauderdale restaurants including Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Rocco’s Tacos and The Cheesecake Factory. The company’s still looking to secure more establishments.

The idea for the business came about after Experimar, the parent company of Cravy, saw a need for fine dining foods to be delivered quickly, with great customer service.

“They noticed delivery kind of exists, but nobody’s doing it right,” Mendoza said.

In fact, it was Whole Foods corporate that reached out to Cravy earlier this year about creating a partnership to deliver groceries, Mendoza said. The company wanted to work with Cravy because of its focus on offering great customer service, which is something Whole Foods is also concerned with, he added.

Here’s how Cravy works: Customers can place their grocery order online at cravymarket.com or their restaurant order at gocravy.com. They receive a notification as food is picked up and dropped off.

The first grocery delivery is free. After the first order, there is a $9.99 fee for delivery in the initial delivery zone and an extra $5.99 charge if the zip code is serviced outside of the initial zone.

Customers will soon be able to complete their orders from phones with iOS or Android operating systems.

“We want to make sure the customers are fully involved with the process,” Mendoza said.

For more information about the company, visit cravymarket.com and gocravy.com.