Austin is known for many things: live music, traffic, forward thinkers, sixth street, college culture, hippies, the tech community and FOOD! Now, Home Slice Pizza, East Side King, Torchy’s and anything else your heart (or tastebuds) desire is just a few taps away using Favor’s new mobile app. Favor is an innovative delivery service created by young entrepreneurs Zac Maurais and Ben Doherty that will revolutionize the way busy (and lazy) Austinites dine. The product is part of the larger collaborative consumption movement, like popular rideshare apps, Sidecar and Lyft.
After downloading from the App Store, you will see a curated list of popular restaurants nearby. What’s interesting is you can ask for whatever you want, we don’t limit you to the places we suggest. You can send out a request and one of Favor’s verified “Favor Runners” will pick up your food and promptly deliver it to you. “The runners are efficient, very nice and mine even kept me updated through texts,” says one App Store review. What’s more fun than getting your food delivered from a friendly college kid wearing a bright blue tuxedo t-shirt and driving a car outfitted with an oversized blue bowtie? (Nothing, that’s what.)
Favor originated in San Luis Obispo, California where a pilot program ran this spring. They raised their initial funding from prolific venture capitalist Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Austin was an obvious choice for relocation because of its strong tech community and is home to the best food in the country. The Favor team has hitting the ground running here in Austin and is working hard to establish themselves in both the foodie and college communities.