In April, GrubHub Delivery expanded into Modesto. The largest online and mobile food delivery service nationwide, it previously had been available in the area through its website. But participating restaurants had to provide their own drivers. Now the company has rolled out its own fleet of drivers in their red shirts and bright red food bags — as I’ve seen with my own eyes. You can order from some 30 restaurants, a mix of national and locally owned, right now. Delivery fees vary and are set by the restaurant in question, with many national chains charging no additional fee. Though the menu prices of some items may be more via the service.
…The mostly Northern California company FoodJets relaunched itself at the start of the year. Formerly known as the web-based service Food To You, FoodJets can be used via app or web to order food from area restaurants, get groceries from Raley’s and receive catering. Davis High graduate Charles Duke, the owner of the Modesto/Stockton market for FoodJets, said they currently have about 16 restaurants to choose from and has plans to add more soon. While the service has chains like Chili’s and BJ’s Brewhouse, most of its choices are locally owned spots.