Foodjunky streamlines online food ordering downtown

The evolution of food delivery systems has been largely stagnant for decades now. For the most part, people call the restaurant with their order and a delivery person brings their food to them. A phone call has remained a key part of that process, but a [email protected] Building-based startup wants to change that.

Foodjunky wants to bring that system into the 21st Century by switching the phone call to an Internet order with its software. The 6-month-old startup is starting out by simplifying the process of making large group orders from restaurants. You can see a short video describing Foodjunky's service here.

Foodjunky is currently servicing 15 restaurants, mostly in downtown Detroit. It should have another 15 restaurants in its fold by the end of the month. "We're trying to service all of the firms downtown," says Travis Johnson, co-founder & CEO of Foodjunky.

Johnson was born and raised in Chicago, which is where he launched Foodjunky in February. He and his team of five (it's currently looking to hire a business development specialist focused on restaurant on-boarding) moved to downtown Detroit earlier this summer to become part of Bizdom. Johnson explains he likes the resources Bizdom offers and its mission of growing Detroit entrepreneurial ecosystem.

"I kind of consider Detroit the land of opportunity right now," Johnson says.

Source: Travis Johnson, co-founder & CEO of Foodjunky
Writer: Jon Zemke

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