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Grubhub delivers from 5 area restaurants

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Food delivery used to be reserved for major metropolitan areas, college towns or the business plans of individual restaurant owners. The expansion of Grubhub means Wilsonians now have five eateries that can get hot food delivered straight to your door.

One of the most recent additions is Bill’s Grill with owner Will Jenkins hooking up residents with popular dishes from both the downtown Wilson diner and the location on U.S. 117 in Black Creek. He said Grubhub approached him about adding delivery service, and he jumped at the opportunity.

“We’ve only had it now for two weeks, but it is really starting to pick up, especially at the U.S. 117 location because there really is no delivery or other restaurants in that area,” Jenkins said.

Grubhub was founded in 2004 and has steadily caught on with users through the years. In 2018, the company had a 22 percent increase from the previous year with 17.7 million diners and expanded to more than 105,000 restaurants. Earlier this year, Taco Bell launched nationwide delivery with Grubhub, including three Wilson locations.

“Our approach to delivery is a recipe for success all around, not only benefiting our customers but also our team members, franchisees and Grubhub drivers, by streamlining how orders hit our kitchens and when they are picked up,” said Taco Bell North American President Julie Felss Masino.

In addition to Bill’s Grill and Taco Bell, Grubhub also offers delivery of KFC, El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant and Denny’s in Wilson.

“I feel like it is a good thing for sure,” said Jenkins. “It is too new to see any real change, but I think it will benefit us in the long run as people get used to it. It is a great addition.”

To order, visit www.grubhub.com/ or download the app and search for Wilson.

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

Registration is open for business and community leaders interested in attending the 12th annual State of the Region and fifth Educators and Employers Summit on April 4 in Greenville.

NCEast Alliance and STEM East have partnered to put on the event to highlight growing the region through innovation in education with keynote speaker Stephan Turnipseed, Pitsco education executive vice president.

“We have had some excellent conferences in the past, but I am really excited about this year’s event, our speakers and the level of sponsorships that exceeded expectations,” said John D. Chaffee, NCEast Alliance president. “Mr. Turnipseed is a world leader in educational innovation. He is one of the thought leaders fostering how STEM networks need to operate to have collective impact.”

The summit will start at 8:30 a.m. with the $25 registration fee covering a light breakfast and lunch. Visit www.nceast.org/press/events/register to sign up.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our school districts and other members of the STEM Ecosystem to demonstrate how they are preparing students and supporting STEM employers with their focused educational efforts,” said Bruce Middleton, STEM East executive director.

EXTRA! EXTRA!

E&C Children’s Shop in Gateway Plaza near Hobby Lobby is slated for a grand opening celebration on April 6. Moon River Gallery artist Frances Perry has officially opened for business in the same plaza and hopes to have a grand opening in mid-April.

Got an idea for news to include in next week’s Main Street Minute? Don’t hesitate to reach out to me at 252-265-7821 or bhandgraaf@wilsontimes.com.

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