Meal delivery is the latest thing you can get from Amazon. The retail shopping giant launched its latest expansion to its Prime Now service by bringing one-hour restaurant delivery to Austin.
Starting Tuesday, Amazon customers in the Texas capital can use the app to place food orders from a wide variety of local restaurants and food trucks, Clay Pit, Michi Ramen, Southside Flying Pizza and more. For now the service is available across 15 zip codes in and around downtown Austin. But that’s expected to grow in the coming weeks.
“Austin is a haven for people who love great music, great weather and great food,” Gus Lopez, a general manager at Amazon Restaurants, said in a statement. “That’s a perfect fit with restaurant delivery on Prime Now -- we take care of mealtime so our customers have more time for the things they love.”
Amazon first tested one-hour restaurant delivery service in September, according to GeekWire. Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles followed in the months after. Amazon is expected to expand the service to everywhere Prime Now is available -- such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Miami and more, according to TechCrunch.
To take advantage of the Prime Now delivery service, customers must be subscribed to Amazon Prime -- the online retailer’s $99-a-year membership program.
One-hour restaurant delivery is the latest expansion to benefits under the Prime program, which also brings to its members free two-day shipping, streaming video, music, unlimited photo storage and a Kindle e-book lending program. Under Amazon’s Prime Now service, customers also have access to one- and two-hour delivery in select cities.