Local tech startup expands delivery-only restaurant into Broad Ripple and Fishers; additional Ohio kitchen to launch before end of year
INDIANAPOLIS – From downtown to midtown to the suburbs, be hangry no more. ClusterTruck, an Indianapolis technology start-up that operates delivery-only restaurants, today announces its plans to open two additional Indianapolis-area kitchens in Broad Ripple (2101 E. 62nd St.) and Fishers (9799 E. 116th St.). This much-anticipated expansion comes less than a year after ClusterTruck opened its first suburban ghost kitchen in Carmel.
The Broad Ripple kitchen is set to start serving the midtown delivery zone on Monday, Sept. 28, and the Fishers delivery zone will open Thursday, Oct. 8.
“Since 2016, our customers have begged for an expanded delivery zone here in Indianapolis, but our only solution to ensure the model delivered on its promises was to add ghost kitchens across the city,” said Chris Baggott, co-founder and CEO of ClusterTruck. “We believe hungry people should never have to choose between the convenience of fast delivery, the food quality of a sit-down restaurant, and the personality of street food. And, with takeout and delivery continuing to be a preferred method of dining, the timing felt right to increase our footprint and provide a convenient, crave-worthy breakfast, lunch and dinner menu to delivery zones serving Broad Ripple and Fishers.”
To meet growing demand in Ohio since opening its Columbus kitchen in 2017, ClusterTruck is also set to open its second delivery-only restaurant in Ohio, just outside Columbus in Dublin, in early November.
Where other local food services attempt to retrofit delivery onto antiquated systems – resulting in soggy, lukewarm food and disappointed customers – ClusterTruck’s proprietary software system uses custom algorithms and machine learning to optimize kitchen and delivery operations. This systematic approach to meal delivery ensures that nearly every order is in the hands of the customer within seven minutes of the meal’s preparation. The average time between placing an order and a customer receiving their food is less than 30 minutes.
The new Broad Ripple and Fishers kitchens will serve the same bold menu as ClusterTruck’s popular Indianapolis and Carmel kitchens. Some of ClusterTruck’s most popular menu items include: pad thai, chicken strips, buffalo mac n’ cheese, baked ziti, pizza and applewood chicken salad.
As an added benefit, couples, families, colleagues and friends can also avoid mealtime disputes thanks to ClusterTruck’s straightforward group ordering option, which allows each member of a party to order exactly what they’re craving, pay separately (or together) and have it all delivered together. Customers can order from their homes, workplaces, or even local parks within the delivery radius. Menu items average around $10, and delivery is always free.
With the addition of kitchens in Broad Ripple and Fishers, as well as Dublin, Ohio, ClusterTruck will soon operate seven delivery-only restaurants in three markets nationwide, including Indianapolis; Columbus, Ohio; and Kansas City, Missouri. For more information on ClusterTruck, visit ClusterTruck.com.
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Co-founded in 2015, ClusterTruck launched its first kitchen in Indianapolis in 2016. ClusterTruck is a software platform that drives profitable, vertically integrated delivery-only kitchens. With locations in Indianapolis, Carmel, Broad Ripple and Fishers, Indiana; Columbus and Dublin, Ohio; and Kansas City, Missouri, ClusterTruck is revolutionizing prepared food delivery from click, to cook, to curb. Get more information and see the menu at ClusterTruck.com.