Launched in February of this year, Eats Easy is CNMI’s first food delivery app that aims to deliver hot and fresh meals right straight at your doorstep.
The idea came about to cater to customers that have no means of transportation, busy professionals that don’t have time to cook or go out, man’amkos, and disabled persons.
Nowadays, Eats Easy’s new mission is to stay operational and deliver food to anyone who is hunkered down at home to prevent spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Eats Easy president Clint Albert said that Eats Easy aims to create a simple and seamless way of delivering food to clients.
“In almost every part of the world there is some sort of food delivery system from restaurants or apps like ours. We realized the most likely reason we don’t have it on island is due to the fact that houses are so hard to find here because there are no street signs, names, and even house numbers,” he said.
“But we didn’t want that to stop us with our vision to help people…Foodies that have no means to visit their favorite restaurants so we created a GPS-based app to address this… we currently deliver for The Shack, Oink, Sunny Side, Naked Fish, Poki Yaki… other restuarants include- Shirley’s, Oleai Beach Bar & Grill, Loco & Taco, Cristiano’s, Ajisen Ramen, Caravans, and 360 Revolving Restaurant but they are temporarily closed…we want to tell the community to stay home, stay safe because we got you,” he added.
The Eats Easy app is available at the Google Play Store and on their website atwww.conquerthehunger.com.
“We are currently developing the version 2 of the app and this should take about two weeks of work to finish it. Once it’s done iPhone users can download via apple store… a new web version will also be launched,” Albert said.
“For now, we are offering non-Android users to still reach out to us via our contact numbers, Watsapp, or FB messenger so we can still help them out with the delivery service,” Albert said.
According to Albert, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, their team has been trained to uphold a strict standard in food handling and hygiene.
“We follow such quality standards such as washing our hands before leaving the office to go for a delivery, cleaning, and sanitizing our insulated bags twice a day, making sure we do not touch the food at any time. We pack the bagged orders in the insulated bags in front of our restaurant partners’ reps. The only time we open the bags again is in front of the customers who ordered them,” he said.
“Especially during this time, we added more steps to ensure safety from the virus. We use alcohol to sanitize our hands every time we get in the car, touch money, before touching insulated bags and making a delivery, we added alcohol in the cleaning process of the bags, we clean and wipe down the inside of the cars with alcohol every day and we require our service reps to wear a a mask when picking up and delivering food,” he added.
Albert works alongside longtime friends Marco Santiago, East Eats vice president; Lovely Macaranas, treasurer; Jeric Despi, tech head; and their team of service reps.
“Our goal is to hopefully partner with most of the restaurants on island and we would like to create a special item with each one of them that’s only available to order in the app. For example a Shirley’s Eats Easy Burger or The Shack’s Eats Easy Smoothie,” he said.
“We are also looking into different innovations and ideas to help our partner restaurants and customers. One of the things we will be doing is the Annual Eats Easy Foodie Awards where we give out awards like Best Chicken on Island, Most Delivered, and the like,” he added.
For more information, call (670) 286-0520 and (670) 286-0432 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.