Chomp to end delivery services in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Chomp is terminating its food delivery services in Cedar Rapids on August 15.

In a note to restaurants, the locally owned company said its delivery services have been “highly successful” in Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty, but it has not seen the same success in Cedar Rapids.

Chomp was one of the third-party delivery services that saw a spike in business in Iowa that helped keep small businesses afloat in 2020 amid the pandemic, when restaurants were forced to close to seated customers.

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Iowa City-based Chomp said on social media Tuesday it will discontinue its restaurant-to-home delivery service in Cedar Rapids effective Aug. 15.

“Even while our Iowa City/Coralville/North Liberty area delivery has been highly successful, we unfortunately have not seen the same results in Cedar Rapids,” the company posted.

“After two years of attempting to get a foothold in the Cedar Rapids market, Chomp has decided that our past strategy isn’t effective in today’s market.”

This past October, noting the rise in pandemic-related home delivery, Adam Weeks, co-founder and managing member of Chomp, said, “Our 2019 Friday night has become our 2021 Tuesday.”

Grubhub and DoorDash will continue to provide delivery services in Cedar Rapids.

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