Villages restauranteur quickly launches delivery app with social distancing in mind

A Villages restauranteur acted quickly to continue serving his customers after Gov. Ron DeSantis recently gave eateries the order to shut down their dining rooms across the state in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Fred Karimipour, owner of FMK Restaurant Group, and his team quickly swung into action to create an app for mobile devices and an online site for customers to order meals and cocktails that can be delivered directly to their homes. Those customers can pay for the items when they order them and the delivery person can leave them outside their door – thereby eliminating all human contact and adhering to the social distancing guidelines that are in place.

FMK Restaurant Group recently launched an app that gives customers the ability to order meals and cocktails for home delivery. They can pay for the items online and have them left on their doorsteps, thereby adhering to the social distancing guidelines in place during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The website, fmkdelivery.com, gives residents the ability to order their favorite dishes and drinks from Karimipour’s seven Villages restaurants – The Chop House at Lake Sumter Landing, Bluefin Grill & Bar, Belle Glade Country Club, Bonifay Country Club, Evans Prairie Country Club, Orange Blossom Hills Country Club and Scooples Ice Cream Parlor.

An app is available in the Apple Store and on Google Play that will give customers those same capabilities and one should be released soon on the Android mobile platform. All-inclusive dinners for two soon will be available as well.

Customers visiting fmkdelivery.com also can browse through tabs that contain information about each restaurant, from menus to maps showing locations to delivery distances from each establishment to minimum order amounts for delivery. Each restaurant promises free delivery on orders of more than $25. And those customers who wish to pick up their orders curbside at the restaurants are welcome to do so.

The delivery service has proven to be popular and drivers have been quite busy since it launched a week ago. Customers reportedly have been quite generous with tips to help out servers and other restaurant employees who are struggling during this difficult time.

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