Indianapolis-based ClusterTruck has announced its first integration with an independent restaurant. The company, which operates a delivery-only kitchen model, will provide its software platform to allow customers of Stone Creek Dining Co. in Zionsville to have their food delivered.
ClusterTruck says the partnership will allow Stone Creek to enable profitable self-delivery and bypass the high commissions charged by third-party delivery companies.
“By choosing to partner with ClusterTruck and gaining access to their platform, we are able to seamlessly deliver the Stone Creek Dining Company experience to our customers’ homes without sacrificing the quality of our food,” Mike Cunningham, chief executive officer of Stone Creek parent Cunningham Restaurant Group, said in a news release. “As a longstanding partner and investor in ClusterTruck, we know their technology very well and are able to easily integrate it with our kitchen.”
ClusterTruck’s platform uses custom algorithms and machine learning to optimize kitchen and delivery operations. The company says the process ensures that nearly every order is delivered to the customer within seven minutes of the meal being prepared.
Chris Baggott, co-founder and CEO of ClusterTruck, says self-delivery could be key for restaurants in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These are desperate times for restaurants and being able to quickly spin up a self-delivery model could be critical to the survival of some,” Baggott said. “The ClusterTruck software was built to seamlessly integrate the efficient management of both the cooking and delivery process, and we are confident that with quick, fresh delivery, customers will be even more excited to bring their business to Stone Creek Dining.”