New local restaurant delivery service, Loco Tampa Bay, provides an alternative to Uber Eats

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Loco Tampa Bay is a restaurant delivery service hoping to connect residents with restaurants they love. High commissions from the likes of Uber Eats often put a slight hurt on small business owners, this new service hopes to give some power back to our favorite local restaurants.

Here’s the official announcement from LoCo Tampa Bay:

“Hot off the grill, Loco Tampa Bay (owned by local independent restaurants) is all about the community. Every time you order through the app, you’re supporting local – your favorite restaurants & the community. More $ goes to the restaurant & more $ stays in your wallet. We’re easing ourself in the water this week with a handful of restaurants. Next week more and so on.”

Myriad restaurants have already joined the app, including on of my favorite gluten-free and vegan spots Love Food Central.

Delivery charges are about $5, and service charges do apply. If this app helps restaurant provide delivery service, while providing well paying jobs for drivers across the region, then I am all for it.

Loco operates as a co-op so they are restaurant-owned. 

Where most national services charge about 30% to restaurants, LoCo charges just 15%.

You can view current restaurants on the website, and restaurants interested in joining the service can also inquire online.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

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