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Delivery-Only Restaurant ClusterTruck Opens Downtown This Month

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Everyone is familiar with third-party food delivery. The concept is simple: a hungry person uses their phone to order from a multitude of restaurants through a food delivery service, like DoorDash, GrubHub, or UberEats. A driver from the service stops at the restaurant of choice, snags the food, and brings it to the customer. New-to-Columbus business ClusterTruck cuts out a step, making the food in-house and delivering it minutes off the line.

Originally launched in Indianapolis in April 2016, ClusterTruck brings its third restaurant to Downtown Columbus, on the corner of Long and Grant. The concept seeks to address the issue of long wait times for food delivery. Typically, drivers aren’t on-site when the food is ready for delivery, meaning it could be sitting under a heat lamp for a while before it gets to its destination.

“Having come from a deep technology background, we approached this problem from a software perspective,” said ClusterTruck CEO Chris Baggott in a press release. Baggott previously co-founded Indianapolis tech giants ExactTarget and Compendium Software. “We asked the question: How can we solve the time problem? Let’s deliver food that isn’t 30 minutes old before it even gets into the hands of the delivery person!”

The menu is built to serve any craving, offering breakfast, baked mac and cheese, loaded tater tots, gourmet burgers and tacos. ClusterTruck will celebrate a grand opening on Thursday, August 24. Once open it’ll operate Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, visit clustertruck.com.

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