A new business is opening in Grand Junction that aims to take the hassle out of dining out.
The Food Taxi officially opens on Sunday.
The unique service provides a combination of assistance for both the community and local restaurants as well. It serves as a middle-man between you and your favorite restaurants in the Grand Valley.
For those who either don't have the means, or the desire to head out on the town, the Food Taxi will deliver your favorite menu items right to your front door, for a relatively small delivery fee.
Owner Sean Petty and his wife brought the idea from southern California, believing the Grand Valley could really benefit from the service as well.
"We hope to do two things...build an exciting opportunity to have food delivered at home or their business and also promote restaurants and overall dining and cuisine for the Grand Valley," said Sean Petty.
Petty says they have a pretty small list of restaurants that have signed on in partnership so far, but they hope to expand that list as their business begins to operate and flourish.
They plan on delivering from Fruita to Palisade and down to White Water.
Petty says they want to accommodate to others outside of the area as well, but it's all dependent upon the time of the trip and if the quality of the food suffers in the process.
The cost of the food they deliver is the exact same as you'll find on the menu of the restaurant; however, there is a $6.69 delivery charge. Petty says the majority of that fee will go directly to their drivers.
They also deliver to businesses for luncheons and staff meetings.
They're planning on expanding their business model to include grocery store deliveries in the near future as well.
The Food Taxi can be reached at 261-6015. They'll be open for delivery on Sunday, July 1.