Amazon Brings Amazon Restaurants Service To Richmond

 Amazon Brings Amazon Restaurants Service To Richmond

Amazon has launched a new restaurant delivery service in Richmond called Amazon Restaurants.

Amazon Restaurants is similar to its grocery delivery program with the exception that the service users Amazon drivers to bring restaurant-prepared food to customers. The Amazon Restaurants service is just one of many food delivery companies offered in the area – DoorDash, Postmates, GrubHub, UberEats, Seamless, to name a few.

The Amazon Restaurant delivery service operates in a limited area and does not include Chesterfield and Hanover counties or the Southside. Much of Henrico County is also not eligible for the service. The zip codes eligible for the service are: 23221, 23219, 23230, 23220, 23294, 23227, 23228, 23222, 23226 and 23223.

An Amazon representative said the coverage for the Richmond area is quite large, and customers are sure to be happy about that. The representative said new zip codes are being added so more Prime members can take advantage of the service.

Amazon has more than 130 area restaurants participating in its service including the Urban Farmhouse, Lemon Cuisine of India, Sugar Shack Donuts, Red Lobster, Casa del Barco and others.

The Urban Farmhouse founder Kathleen Richardson said it was always her mission to bring wholesome farm fresh food to the city and surrounding suburbs. She said partnering with Amazon Restaurants is helping her to fulfill the mission that dates back to 2010 when she started the business.

Amazon launched its Amazon Restaurants in 2015 and is currently available in 200 cities around the nation.

Amazon Restaurant General Manager Jerry Rapisarda said the culinary scene is expanding rapidly in Richmond and is one of the nation’s top food destinations.

Only Amazon Prime members ($119 a year) are eligible for the service with delivery fees of $1.99 to $6.99 tacked on. How much one pays for the delivery service depends on the restaurant. Restaurants may also wave the delivery fee if you purchase a certain amount. Gratuity is not included.

In celebration of the launch, Amazon is providing a $10 off the first two orders promo code. Just type in 10EAT10 when checking out. Go to amazon.com/restaurants to use the service.