ClusterTruck, a company that prepares and delivers meals, has expanded to Carmel. It marks the company’s first suburban location.
“We have 90 items on the menu, anything from pizza, pad thai, cheeseburgers, salads, vegetarian dishes, really anything you can name, we offer it,” CEO and co-founder Chris Baggott said.
What makes ClusterTruck unique is the centralized kitchen preparing a guest’s order.
“We both make the food, and we manage the drivers,” said Baggott. “It’s our own driver pool. We don’t cook the food until we know exactly where the driver is located. If the food is going to take six minutes to make, we don’t start cooking until the driver is only six minutes away from the kitchen.”
ClusterTruck also recently announced a new partnership with Kroger. Customers may order online from a menu of “prepared on demand” items from a Kroger Delivery Kitchen and have them delivered within 30 minutes.
“We wanted to expand into an area that has a good suburban density, but also has a good office density,” said Baggott. “If an office schedules a meeting and wants to order food, they can allow each person to pick and choose want they want from our menu rather than order a large amount of one item like with traditional catering.”
Baggott hopes the service also appeals to busy families looking for delivery options besides just pizza.
“I know with my family we have after school activities, schoolwork, and we’re all just really busy,” said Baggott. “ClusterTruck allows you to order food while you’re sitting waiting for a soccer practice to finish. Everyone gets what they want, and it’s delivered quickly.”
Kroger Delivery Kitchen will also serve customers in the urban cores of Indianapolis, Denver and Columbus. Baggott hopes to expand the venture with Kroger into additional cities. For more information, visit clustertruck.com.