This article showcases our top picks for the best Virginia based Food Delivery companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Food Delivery industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Virginia Food Delivery Companies
Territory Foods is a chef-prepared meal delivery service that creates nutritionist-approved menus tailored to support various dietary preferences and regional market tastes. Its fresh, healthy, ready-to-eat meals are designed by in-house culinary professionals and nutrition experts, prepared by a dedicated team of chefs, and powered by a proprietary algorithm that informs personalized menu variety at scale.
Its boredom-proof rotating menus feature a wide variety of freshly-made artisan meals per week that are responsibly sourced, always free of refined sugars, and made without ingredients that contain gluten and dairy. Menus can be customized to meet dietary templates such as Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole30 and Keto, taking the guesswork out of navigating and committing to healthy eating.
Territory Foods launched in 2011 and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.. .
YAY Lunch is a food delivery company that offers fresh and healthy lunches and snacks for schools. The company is driven by its mission is to make it easy to give kids healthy lunches they’ll love, every day.
They’re determined to do this in the freshest and least wasteful way possible.. .
Cater Nation is an online B2B food ordering marketplace that aggregates restaurants and caterers providing drop-off catering. Our clients include corporations of all sizes, organizations, pharma/sales representatives, universities and government agencies.
We simplify the entire process from ordering to delivery and provide unmatched customer care service. The drop-off catering market (food for business meetings, training sessions and the like) is estimated to be in excess of $10 billion with no one player having more than a small share of the market..
CookDC® is a provider of Restaurant quality Meal Kits. We focus on Flavor, think of us as the “French Laundry” of meal kits.
CookDC® takes the innovative business model pioneered by the national meal kit companies and improves upon it at the local and regional level by: 1- Providing restaurant quality ingredients 2- Ingredients that are fully prepped the same day; Mise En Place, just like a professional kitchen 3- Ordering that is A la Carte; no subscription required 4- Reusable and proprietary packaging 5- Utilization of the Sous Vide cooking method for a superior flavor profile and broader variety of proteins The problem – Groceries are the 2nd highest household expense and most have no formal culinary training to properly cook for themselves; Restaurant dining for a couple now averages well over $100 in major metro areas, more than 2x CookDC®’s average selling price. The Market – Restaurant and food spending is $1.3T per year, with meal kits currently $2B per year, or less than 2%.
The meal kit market is poised to 20%+ annual growth for at least the next 5-years. Our Traction – We have an 89.3% repeat customer rate.
Our customers spend on average over $500 per year while our heavy users spend many thousands. Other Key Business Metrics/Milestones: 1- 85% of our customer base are women 2- Nearly 2,000 tested recipes 3- Culinary blog with a cookbook worth of cultural culinary descriptions and recipes 4- Three (3) Trademarks granted by the U.S.
Patent & Trademark Office (“PTO”) 5- One (1) Patent Pending on the educational aspect of meal kit delivery 6- Restaurant Cook-Off Winner! CookDC® entered one of its meal kits in a competition with 500 attendees and won based on their vote….this is the same meal our customers cooked themselves two days prior By providing restaurant quality ingredients, recipes based on classical technique, and clear instructions, CookDC® is “Turning Home Cooks into Chefs.”®. .
Cater Boom is a business catering marketplace that connects high quality restaurants and caterers with business people that order catering for meetings and events. Our typical clients are in medical, financial and software sales as well as office managers and administrative assistants.
Cater Boom helps restaurants and caterers increase incremental revenue by connecting them to customers through our platform. Cater Boom also helps increase capacity for vendor partners by providing logistics solutions..
Express Entree was created with a management team with over 35 years combined experience in the restaurants delivery industry. They are committed to bringing great customer service as well as providing a trustworthy service with no hidden fees.
Their user friendly website and professional call center staff will always make sure that ordering from the area’s top restaurants is easy, accurate, and fast. From simple dinners at home to large catering events, Express Entree will provide you with the most helpful, reliable and unmatched quality of service that you truly deserve..
Founded in 1967 by J. Allen Beebe, OCAT, INC.
has consistently been one of the leading Franchisees in the Taco Bell system. OCAT, INC.
has grown from a small business to a highly professional Corporation. To date, the Company consists of fifty-one (51) Taco Bell restaurants located in twenty-one (21) Central and Northern California cities.
On October 29, 2004 the Taco Bell restaurants were sold to its Vice President/General Manager, Dave Olson.. .
This article was written by Benjamin Friedberg from Toast Fried. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].
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