Derby? Fried Chicken? Delivery? This article outlines how food delivery is a new trend picking up in Louisville, and on August 1st Mr. Delivery will be the first non-local business to hop on the band-wagon. What can we bring from out of town that can further improve the food delivery fad? First we can learn a thing or two about the local food scene.
Yes, Louisville is home to the KFC chain, but it has so much more to offer than fast-food. Chances are you have been to a Kentucky Derby party the first weekend in May. You probably got dressed up and tailgated with your friends on race day, but in Louisville, the festivities begin two weeks prior to the race, in what is known as the Kentucky Derby Festival. Though horse-racing is at the center of this event, there is also a tradition of fashion, drinking, and of course food. You can watch (as I did in preparation of writing this post) the guy from Man vs. Food explore all three of these aspects in this video.
Those who tailgate at the Derby likely are well-prepared in the area of food. However, in my experience tailgating game days as a college student, if you host a large enough tailgate there is never enough food. Nothing is worse than being in the hot afternoon sun, rather drunk and realizing you have run out of food. In these scenarios, it is good to have a backup plan. Do you know how many times I have wished that I could order pizza to a tailgate? Well, what if you could!?
In the aforementioned video, Adam Richman visits Chow Wagon, a collection of vendors about 5 miles north of Churchill Downs. What if, when your tailgate inconveniently ran out of food, Mr. Delivery had a group of drivers on sight to deliver food from these vendors? What more, what if you wanted your favorite restuarants to help you out with catering your tailgate? Mr. Delivery could be there for you in these situations, and will be in Louisville for the rest of the year as well, always there to save the day when you simply do not have time to make or pick up food!