FORT COLLINS, CO – The City of Fort Collins has launched a program to assist local restaurants and incentivize residents to support their favorite restaurants by partnering with NoCo Nosh, a local restaurant delivery service.As part of the program the city will pay the restaurant portion of the delivery fees eliminating the fees that restaurants typically pay for NoCo Nosh to take, process, and fulfill a takeout or delivery order on their platform from now until December 30, 2020. During this period, the City will also be covering the processing fee and the first $0.50 of the delivery fee charged to Fort Collins residents placing orders on the NoCo Nosh platform.
NoCo Nosh was selected through a competitive bid process that was open to all third-party delivery services that operate in Fort Collins. NoCo Nosh is a food delivery service co-owned by Northern Colorado restaurants working together to keep food delivery economically sustainable, focus on customer service, and keep local dollars in NoCo. Any licensed Fort Collins restaurant may participate in the program, even if they have an existing contract with NoCo Nosh or any other third-party delivery vendor. Fort Collins restaurants not currently signed up with NoCo Nosh can also be added to the platform at no cost until December 30, 2021.
Beginning December 31, 2020, restaurants will still have discounted delivery costs. The City of Fort Collins has negotiated a discounted delivery cost of 15% and takeout cost of 12.5% for restaurants that use NoCo Nosh services. This will be in effect until December 31, 2021 or until all governing public health agencies have lifted indoor dining restrictions (whichever comes first).
“Our goal is to help Fort Collins restaurants maintain revenue during the toughest months of the pandemic and this program is a key element,” said Josh Birks, Economic Health and Redevelopment Director. “We can all show our support for local restaurants by keeping them busy and this partnership means the restaurants will keep more of the funds to pay their employees, cover rent, and maintain quality service by reducing delivery expenses paid by restaurants.”
Sign your Fort Collins restaurant up for NoCo Nosh delivery & takeout services today. Encourage customers to use NoCo Nosh when ordering delivery or takeout from your restaurant.