If you’re a Huntsville resident looking for food delivery options, GrubSouth is a must have app. Also available to use in your PC’s browser, GrubSouth makes ordering great food to your door as easy as it gets.

Easy ordering with GrubSouth

Indeed, their motto is “Eating just got easier”, and if you’re even barely tech savvy, you’ll have tasty noms from some of the area’s most popular restaurants in no time, whether you’re at home in the Rocket City, Madison, or Athens, at work on Redstone Arsenal, or at any of Huntsville’s hospitals, colleges, and businesses.

From Tropical Smoothie to Stanlieo’s Subs and Cajun Steamer to Anaheim Chili, upwards of 50 restaurants spread across town deliver to my address in Jones Valley. They’ve even started delivering breakfast, which seems harder but I respect. I enjoy eating out most of all for breakfast, but I’m sure they’ve had plenty of breakfast customers since starting that.

So it’s not exactly in no time, to be fair. GrubSouth says their usual wait time is 45 minutes and I’m assuming that’s what they tell everyone. But with a little forethought and patience, you’ll use it over and over on those nights where you don’t wanna stand and cook or can’t bear the thought of getting back in the car. I’ve waited for over an hour and for under a half hour.

Traffic grows more congested by the year in our growing Huntsville metro area, and needless to say, safety is the primary concern. Outside of the odd longer wait, which can be offset by not waiting til you’re famished to order, I report nothing but satisfaction from my experiences as a GrubSouth customer.

User Friendly App

The app itself, its icon an orange script “GS”, is clean and user friendly. After it’s installed, just enter your address and you’re set to check out menus. GrubSouth has served Huntsville and Madison for years, and now they’re serving Athens, too.

Five familiar icons line the bottom of the app on my iPhone, from left to right: Your Account, Settings, Restaurants, Cart, and Checkout. Owners Marge Loveday and Katie Herron smartly matched Huntsville’s taste for technology with their fast, no frills app and it’s helped them grow leaps and bounds to become self made queens of their niche.

Drivers in my experience (and handful have been friends of mine) are friendly and communicative. If they’ve run into traffic or other delay, they’re likely to give you a call and heads up about it, as our driver did recently when we ordered from one of our favorite Huntsville restaurants, Sitar Indian Cuisine. Once, I even got into a passionate 90 second chat with a driver about music when she said she liked my band t-shirt.

After choosing a sandwich from Beauregard’s, I’m immediately prompted to choose my side item. The list includes house salads listed separately with each available dressing choice, effectively eliminating a step. So that’s neat.

If you just wanna order two of the same item, or have special requests (pickle on the side, please!), just tap an item in your cart and change the quantity of the item or type in a note for the kitchen.

When you checkout, you have the option to tip your driver 15-20% or a suggested percentage of your total. You can choose to pay with cash at the door, or use a card. You can also split a check and share the cost with your friends.

Drivers in my experience (and handful have been friends of mine) are friendly and communicative. If they’ve run into traffic or other delay, they’re likely to give you a call and heads up about it, as our driver did recently when we ordered from one of our favorite Huntsville restaurants, Sitar Indian Cuisine. Once, I even got into a passionate 90 second chat with a driver about music when she said she liked my band t-shirt.

GrubSouth's Service

To return the compliment, I’ll say GrubSouth’s uniforms are snazzy and professional, with their branding subtly featured on a fleece zip-up to match their purpose-built black hot/cold insular delivery boxes. It’s a good look for such a public facing business, and along with their well-designed website, makes me feel confident in their future as they continue to work with new restaurants and expand in the Huntsville metro area.

Note: GrubSouth’s FAQ says with a minimum order of $75 and delivery fee starting at about ten bucks, deliveries can be made outside designated zones.

*Be sure to check out the awesome discounts for MCRE Rewards Club members provided by Grub South!*

By; Stephen Locke

Stephen Locke grew up in north Alabama, and returned to find a beautiful wife and East Limestone mutt to call family, after years of toil and revelry afar, and having absorbed the lesson, "Don'tcha think, sometime's it's wise not to grow up?" His true loves include waterfalls, houseplants, architecture, photography, basketball, and whistling along to his favorite guitar solos.

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