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Food delivery service starts in parts of Valley, aims soon to challenge UberEats

Boise Food Express started deliveries in Nampa last week and plans to add service with days in Meridian, Eagle and parts of West Boise.
Boise Food Express started deliveries in Nampa last week and plans to add service with days in Meridian, Eagle and parts of West Boise. Provided by Boise Express

If you live in Canyon County, you now have a way to get your favorite restaurant grub delivered to your front door.

Boise Food Express started rolling out its service last week in Nampa.

The app and online delivery service UberEats came to Boise in 2017 with about 100 restaurants, but it doesn’t deliver in Canyon County. That’s where franchise owner Zach Marble saw his opportunity.

Boise Food Express is part of the national company Five Star Food Express. In Idaho, there are already 5Star franchises in Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Twin Falls.

Marble chose Nampa first because that’s where he lives. Nampans can order from El Cafetal, Monsoon Asian Grill, Sino Buffet, Chapala and others. He plans to add Meridian, Eagle and West Boise (zip codes 83704, 09 and 13) by Jan. 19, and to add Downtown Boise eventually.

Marble said his company will focus on customer service and creating “true partnerships” with restaurants.

“We will keep our costs low, so restaurants can really afford to work with us, and we will be segmented by zip code,” he said. “So we won’t be bringing in food from Boise to Meridian.”

Most food doesn’t travel well that far, and “quality of the food is our top priority,” he said.

To order, download the Five Star Food Express app for iPhone and Android, enter your zip code and see available menus. You also can order at BoiseFood.Express.com or by calling 208-825-3688.

Dana Oland: 208-377-6442, @DanaOland

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