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

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

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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