Use An App, Save A Restaurant

By R.E. Graswich

Internet technology can’t prevent the spread of coronavirus, but it can make the battle a little easier.

While numerous restaurants in Sacramento have closed, many hope to operate on a limited basis by offering food for delivery or pickup. That’s where tech comes in.

By downloading food delivery apps such as DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, Postmates, Delivery.com and Instacart, residents can order food and have it safely brought to their homes without risking community contact.

The apps allow users to search for cuisine, price and wait times. The software explains delivery fees and allows for payment and tips. Visit the delivery websites or app store to compare services for easy access and registration.

A local tech-based alternative is Pick Up Fixe, a new app that allows Sacramento customers to safely order and pick up boxed, multi-course meals directly from restaurants. The web address is pickupfixe.com.

As restaurant owners struggle with economic uncertainty, many rely on creativity to keep the doors open. Hawks restaurants of Sacramento and Granite Bay devised “Hawks at Home,” which provides a weekly special menu that can be ordered over the phone and picked up.

Hawks will give a free meal to one of their employee’s families for every “Hawks at Home” meal sold. Visit hawksrestaurant.com or call 916 791-6200 for information.

Beyond apps and online options, some restaurants still offer food the old-fashioned way, minus the table service. Their doors are open for delivery orders or for customers to arrive and take food away.

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