Food delivery services promise fast gourmet meals

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 18:30:56-05

Until recently, if you wanted dinner delivered, your choice was pretty much pizza or Chinese takeout.

Not anymore: New services promise gourmet meals from dozens of your favorite area restaurants, in just 30 minutes in many cases.

But can they really deliver on that promise? We decided to find out.

Just Use the App

It's 11:30 am, and the front desk iPad lights up at Pi Pizza.

A customer named Shelby has just ordered a caesar salad through the delivery service Uber Eats, through the Uber Eats app on her smartphone.

Within a minute, the kitchen gets to work, with an estimated 32-minute time to get it to her office.

Although Uber Eats is not available in the Detroit area, other similar services like GrubHub and Restaurant Connection are.

We're excited about it, we've already seen a lot of increased business, it's really done well for us so far," Josh Treadway, manager of Pi Pizza, said.

There are other similar food delivery services like Grub HubOrder Up, and Door Dash in some cities.

"If you have 4 or 5 favorite restaurants, with different cuisines, and you are having a party, you could do 4 or 5 of them in one night and never leave your house," Treadway said.