BEACHWOOD, Ohio — The City of Beachwood's investment in BEACHWOOD DELIVERS- a free delivery service where city contracted drivers deliver Beachwood restaurant orders to local addresses- has resulted in nearly $56,000 of restaurant deliveries.
According to the city, the program has saved an estimated $17,000 for participating restaurants against the typical 30% charged by third-party delivery apps.
Residents and employees in Beachwood have saved an estimated $30,000.00 in menu upcharges by using the free delivery service in the past two months.
None of the participating restaurants pay delivery or service fees. The program is fully funded by the city's Economic Development sector and is the first municipal/restaurant delivery partnership in the country.
How does it work? Simple.
Beachwood residents, employees, and hotel guests can call a participating Beachwood resident and place a minimum of a $25.00 order.
The restaurant then calls the city dispatchers to arrange for delivery. Customers get text-message updates and the food is delivered.
The service is available from 4 pm until 8 pm daily.
Current participating restaurants include:
- BOMBA Taco and Bar
- Cedar Creek Grille
- Giovanni's Restaurant
- Hello Bistro
- Hyde Park Steakhouse
- MarMar's Pizza
- Tres Potrillos
- Winking Lizard
- Yours Truly
Editor's note: the video in the player below is from a story published on December 11, 2021.