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The Crimson White

New website adds delivery option to local restaurants

It is suddenly a lot more convenient to order home delivery from local restaurants, thanks to a new website,

Food from Hooligans, Tut’s, Wilhagans, Fig, Yakamoz, Roly Poly, Trey Yuen and DePalma’s can now be delivered to students within a six-mile radius for an extra fee of $2.99.

“It’s just a good convenient service where you can get what you want delivered,” Crimson 2 Go owner Kevin Johnson said. “The goal is to get a bunch of restaurants on board. We see exactly what you want to order online so you do not play the telephone game.”, which opened three weeks ago, offers an easy way for students to browse menus, order and pay online.

“I think that the restaurants we have been working with have found it to work seamlessly into their system,” Johnson said. “We just eliminate the headache associated with delivery.”

Hooligans, a family-owned favorite of students, was one of the first restaurants to get on board with the Crimson 2 Go service.

“There’s a lot of other restaurants that do delivery so we decided to go with the flow,” Mike Ahjija, general manager of Hooligans, said. “A lot of our customers have asked for delivery, and this seemed to be a good organized way to do it.”

Crimson 2 Go expects to add other restaurants to its service as the year progresses.

“I know that we have a couple big names that are seriously about to give the go-ahead,” Johnson said. “Once a lot of restaurants see that we are an established company and have been around for more than just three weeks, we will get more on board.”

Katie Turgeon, a sophomore majoring in chemistry, said she believes many students will benefit from the new service.

“I can see myself ordering my favorite DePalma’s pasta on that late night before the test while I am cramming at the library or on the occasional lazy evening staying in to watch a movie,” Turgeon said. “Another perk is that many freshmen that did not bring their cars with them to college will be able to experience the restaurants further from campus that everybody raves about.”

Rachel Coleman, a senior majoring in public relations, said even with the $2.99 delivery fee, students will utilize Crimson 2 Go.

“I think that students are sick of just getting Dominos and Jimmy Johns delivered, and I think that it will be great to get food that is normally sit-down only restaurants brought to you,” Coleman said.

Johnson encourages students to use the website to place orders. Crimson 2 Go also has a Facebook page and Twitter feed that regularly offer coupons and delivery options.

“Between the extra curricular [activities], homework load, and workouts there may not be time to get ready and go out to the restaurants that [students] love so much,” Turgeon said. “Crimson 2 Go would be a perfect opportunity to be able to eat quality food at home.”

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