Staying in for the night just got easier for thousands of Houstonians.
Popular delivery app Favor announced Monday that it has dramatically increased its Houston delivery area by adding a diverse array of neighborhoods including the East End and the Energy Corridor and expanding the list of suburbs it covers to include Pearland, Friendswood, Spring, Richmond, and more. All told, Favor runners now now cover more than 1,150 square miles across Houston, The Woodlands, and Fort Bend County.
Since its launch in 2015 with parts of the inner loop and West Houston, the app has seen steady growth by adding sections of Katy, Sugar Land, and The Woodlands. Favor's convenience — the app allows people to order just about anything from businesses that range from restaurants to grocery stores and other retail outlets — has made it popular with everyone from couples seeking a quiet night at home to parents trying to avoid the hassle of schlepping small children to a store. Users simply pay a $6 delivery fee, a processing fee of five to nine percent, and an optional tip for the privilege of using the service.
And use it they have. According to Favor, users have ordered more than 180,000 tacos, 60,000 pizzas, 81,000 pounds of barbecue, and 4,300 gallons of queso. In addition, Houstonians rank as the best tippers on the network — take that, Austin.
The company says that it's on pace to make more than 1 million deliveries in Houston this year alone. To handle the increased workload, Favors plans to add 25,000 additional runners before 2017 comes to a close.
To celebrate its expansion, Favor is offering new users a $50 delivery credit for orders placed until July 31 when they enter the code FAVORTX. From July 14 to 16, existing users can take advantage of $1 deliveries from popular places like El Tiempo, Pizaro's Pizza, The Burger Joint, and more.