Those hoping to eat from local restaurants will be able to dine from home with no delivery fee as the Downtown Delivers program expands to now include meal delivery for most of Greater Victoria.
The Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) launched the Downtown Delivers program on Dec. 3 to encourage Victorians to shop local this holiday season while still staying home by covering the cost of delivery for both the customer and retailer.
“So far, Downtown Delivers has been very successful,” said DVBA executive director, Jeff Bray. “We are very excited to partner with a local food delivery service and extend this valuable program to our restaurant members.”
As of Monday, Dec. 21, hungry restaurant customers, within 20 kilometres of downtown Victoria, can enjoy free delivery from participating downtown restaurants, when ordering through the Tutti app, a local delivery company,
“We have been proud to offer local restaurants a low-cost, local food delivery option,” said Tutti’s business manager, Adam McLaughlin. “We are excited to partner with the DVBA to provide free delivery for the community from our downtown partner restaurants over the holidays.”
The DVBA says any downtown food-service business can sign on with Tutti to be eligible to offer free deliveries to customers who order through the app. Just like it does for retailers, the DVBA will cover the delivery costs for both customers and the restaurants.
Restaurants located within the boundary of downtown Victoria will be able to take advantage of Downtown Delivers and the DVBA says the businesses have been contacted and informed about how to utilize the program.
Any business owner who believes their restaurant is part of the DVBA and has not received information about Downtown Delivers is urged to email [email protected].
Downtown Delivers is expected to continue at least until January 15th, 2021, as long as there are the funds to do so.
For more information about the program, click here.