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Dallas-area suburbs finally get to join on-demand delivery service club

Dallas-area suburbs finally get to join on-demand delivery club

Favor Delivery App
Favor expands its footprint to suburbs outside Dallas. Photo courtesy of Favor

Favor is bringing its services to areas that crave it the most: the outlying suburbs. The on-demand delivery service has extended its Texas stronghold to include Arlington, Frisco, and McKinney.

These are markets 16, 17, and 18 for Favor. That brings its total count to 18 U.S. and Canadian cities. Favor also serves Austin, Dallas, College Station, Fort Worth, Houston, Plano, San Antonio, and San Marcos.

The service launches on December 2, bringing everything from Torchy’s in Arlington to Hutchins BBQ in Frisco and McKinney.

Favor will operate from 11 am to 10 pm seven days a week in the new cities, and it will waive the normal $5 delivery fee for all first-time customers in those areas. Use promo code FAVORDFW at checkout. Customers can also share their personal referral code to both give and earn $5 in delivery credits.

It joins a long list of delivery options available in the Dallas area including Caviar, GetMe, and UberEats.

Originally launched in Austin in July 2013 by Ben Doherty and Zac Maurais, Favor grew to Boston on the back of early-adopting millennials in both cities looking for the convenience of on-demand delivery of food — whether retrieved from food trucks or sit-down restaurants.

The service first went live in Dallas in late 2014. Drivers pick up food, groceries, dry cleaning — pretty much anything except alcohol.

The app charges a delivery fee plus a 5 percent credit card processing fee. No cash is ever exchanged, and each delivery person, or “runner,” can be rated on his or her performance.