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April 18, 2012 - 3:25pm

Budding entrepreneurs looking to expand the menu of locally delivered meals

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, Easy-Eats.

Batavia is blessed with a number of great pizza shops, and they all deliver.

But what if you're hungry for souvlaki, some brisket, chow mein or a plate of tacos? Good luck getting anything not on a pizza shop menu brought to your home or business.

Will Barton and Jon Sce hope to change that.

The pair of Batavia natives have launched a food-delivery service called Easy-Eats. For a delivery fee of $3, they will bring a hot, fresh meal to your door from a local restaurant.

So far, only one local restaurant -- Sport of Kings -- has signed on to the service. But Barton, pictured above on the left, and Sce hope other restaurant owners will see the value of expanding their customer base to include people who don't necessarily want to go out  -- they would rather stay home but not cook.

"See a need, fill a need, right?" said Barton, quoting an oft-cited entrepreneurial credo. "They have these kinds of businesses all over the country, so we thought we would bring it to Batavia."

Typically, Sce said, there are restaurants in communities that are interested in home delivery, but breaking into that business opens a new level of complexity that most restaurant owners don't want to tackle.

Easy-Eats gives restaurant owners an option for expanding their customer base, Sce said, without taking on the logistics of managing a delivery business themselves.

Both Barton and Sce have several years experience in pizza delivery, and as lifelong residents, they know their way around town, which they think is an advantage.

"We know the town in and out," Barton said. "We're just trying to take that skill and, you know, bloom where you're planted."

Customers who want to order a meal can call the service at 815-1117 or go online to Easy-Eats.com, where ordering becomes even more convenient. The restaurant menu is online. You just select what you want, check out and pay. And before long, you have a meal in your home (We tried it last night).

Restaurant owners who wish to participate can contact Barton or Sce at 815-1117.

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Great job guys! Congratulations! I'm proud of both of you! :)

Phil Ricci
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Excellent idea guys!

Jason Brunner
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Awesome idea! My Hubby and I are always saying, why does no one deliver anything but pizza! Wishing you both all the best, I am sure we will be supporting this one!

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Way to think outside the box gentleman. Best wishes and good luck.

Jason Crater
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Great idea. Now let's get some more restaurants signed on!

What are the hours for this service? I'm thinking 3 AM drunk food from Sportos. ;)

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Great idea! Good luck to you guys and the business, with all the baby boomers and the now price of gas this should be a hit.

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Dang I wish this had been open a few weeks ago. I just had all of the supervisors here for the region meeting in Batavia (I'm the only one in the region stationed in Batavia) for a face to face meeting/training for two days. The first thing they asked about was food for lunch. I went and scrounged up menus and offered to pick up lunch for them. They thought we had delivery places (oh and a Thai place to - ha till I laughed about that and told them they would need to go to Buffalo for that one). I am sure between 10 people they would have easily thrown in a $3 delivery fee and tip. The first day I was the delivery driver and picked up all the meals from main street pizza (their delivery driver was out sick?). The second day they sent someone in the group out. He got lost and was gone forever looking for Panda Chinese. I was like, you should have just had me pick it up (they didn't want to bother me anymore). This would have been an awesome option for them. I looked for sportos menu online. There wasn't one as they asked for some greek food.

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