Restaurant food delivery business opens in Evart
EVART — Late-night workers in Evart now have an option for eating other than carrying a lunch box.
Evart Eats, a food delivery service, began delivering orders Jan. 13.
Longtime Evart resident Kathy Hyden said she had been thinking about providing a service like this since 2007, talking about it with her family and putting their thoughts on paper.
“We have all these people that work at the factories here, and they are not able to leave for their meals, so there is definitely a need for a service like this,” Hyden said.
The idea was put on the back-burner for a while because life got too busy, she said. She was doing in-home health care and helping her daughter with a new baby, which was very time-consuming. However, a recent lunch trip brought the idea back to the forefront.
“Recently some friends and family members that work at Ventra said they really needed someone to go to Subway for them,” Hyden said. “I told my daughters, I guess the time is now. It’s time we put our ideas into motion.”
After registering the business name with the county clerk’s office and setting up their Facebook page, Evart Eats was ready to roll.
They take orders any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will deliver to your work place or your home.
“The only time delivery would not be available is if the roads are too dangerous,” Hyden said.
Here’s how it works: hungry people place their orders directly with the restaurant, then message Evart Eats on its Facebook page to let Hyden know what time and where they want the order delivered. Evart Eats will pick it up from the restaurant and deliver it.
Hyden asks that customers give Evart Eats at least an hour lead time for delivery when placing their orders.
A delivery donation of $5 per order is requested for each delivery. For factory workers, if three or more orders are delivered at the same time, the fee is reduced to $3 per order.
Currently, orders may be placed at McDonald’s, Subway, Moose Lodge, B.C. Pizza, Pompeii’s and Sixth & Main. Specific instructions for ordering from individual restaurants may be found on the Evart Eats Facebook page.
Whenever an order is placed, the persons name will go into a drawing for a monthly giveaway, Hyden said.
“Each time you order, your name goes into the drawing automatically,” she said. “This month we are giving away a $20 gas card from Wesco.”
It’s a real family business — Hyden’s two daughters, Raquel Hyden and Selena Hyden, and two daughters-in-law are joining in to help with the deliveries. For late night orders, Kathy and Raquel will have the honors.
Right now, delivery is limited to the Evart area, but conversations are taking place about the possibility of expanding to other areas such as Hersey, Hyden said.
They are also looking at expanding their service to include grocery shopping and delivery for the elderly and disabled, but are still working out the details on that, she added.