There's a new food delivery service coming to Palm Beach County, and it's nothing like what you've seen -- or used to order take-out -- before.
The new food-tech company, known as Cravy, is being touted as a fine dining delivery service with its own brand of CravyLuxe, a luxury division of food delivery service slated for launch in January 2015.
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The company -- currently in beta testing mode -- made a sneak preview appearance during the Grand Tasting Event at the recent 2014 Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, where founder and CEO Manuel Bornia unveiled the concept to offer door service for the area's upscale restaurants that don't do take-out or delivery.
Now, if you're in the mood for a gourmet-class meal in the comfort of your own home, Cravy is your answer. You can choose from partners like PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar, Patrick Lézé-Palm Beach, Del Frisco's Grille Palm Beach, Pistache French Bistro, Bice, City Cellar and the Virginia Philip Wine Shop.
More announcements will be made leading up to Cravy's expanded service launch in early January 2015, when a number of additional fine dining establishments will begin food and wine delivery services that will launch in conjunction with Cravy's own loyalty program.
Known as CravyLuxe, the loyalty rewards will be recorded via a membership Cravy card that gives users a new collection of benefits through "CravyCash" -- what will be redeemable points that can be used towards future orders, complimentary delivery of fine wine and beverages, early access to new restaurants on the platform, and other ongoing exclusive benefits.
Cravy initially launched as a delivery dining service in July 2014, and already has over 40 local restaurants on their system. It is currently available in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and in development for launches in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Jupiter. Plans for expansion beyond Palm Beach County -- including Fort Lauderdale and Miami -- are underway.
"We're very excited about how well the market has already responded to our platform in this initial phase," said Bornia. "Our restaurant partners and fast-growing client base have truly embraced our vision. It's clear folks were hungry for this level of quality and we have a lot more in the works that we can't wait to share with them."
What makes Cravy extra-special, however, is the company's unique social media and marketing platform. It connects people with the things they "crave" through a unique and user-friendly interface on their smartphones, making it easy to find the type of fare they're interested in ordering.
There is no charge to acquire a CravyLuxe card, but users must register their card number to begin accruing points. These cards were made available for distribution starting the last week of December for use at the programs commencement. New customers can visit the website to sign-up for email announcements that will alert them to future GoCravy updates.
Call 844-GOCRAVY, or visit GoCravy.com.
Nicole Danna is a food blogger covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.
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