AVALON― Feel like eating in? There is now a new service for that in Avalon and it will soon be offered to boaters.
Brittani Brisacher launched Catalina Island Eats on Oct. 11. She said it is the island’s only combined online food ordering and delivery service.
“This just seemed like a no brainer for what was needed in Avalon,” Brisacher said in an email.
Customers can visit CatalinaIslandEats.com on their mobile phone, desktop or tablet where they can choose from several restaurants and place an order. They have the option of picking up their order or having it delivered. Customers can even track their food on the site’s status page, which shows which phase the order is in and where the driver is when he or she is enroute. Brisacher said most deliveries take about 20 to 45 minutes.
The hardest part according to Brisacher is choosing which restaurant. Current restaurant partners include Steve’s Steakhouse & Seafood, Maggie’s Blue Rose, Catalina Island Brew House, The Lobster Trap and Cafe Metropole. She said more eateries will be added in the coming months.
Right now, the service is only available to land-based customers but next year, Catalina Island Eats will roll out deliveries to yachts and boats moored in Avalon.
“After a long day on the water, some people don’t feel like getting dressed for dinner and having to tender in to town,” Brisacher said. “Eats allows customers to relax and enjoy the best view in town―admiring Avalon from their vessel.”
Brisacher has deep ties to the island, dating back to the 1900s.
“My great grandfather came to the island from Croatia in 1903, bought at lot from William Wrigley, Jr. and built what today is home to The Edgewater Hotel and Catalina Souvenir Shop, which we still operate to this day,” Brisacher said.
She said four generations of her family have opened and continue to run businesses on the island, serving as inspiration for her to do the same.
“I conceptualized Catalina Island Eats after graduating from the University of Southern California with my MBA in May,” Brisacher said. “Knowing island life pretty well, I knew what services were needed and how to connect the dots to make it happen.”
The company is currently only operating on weekends throughout the off-season and will roll out more available delivery days as the months progress. For more information and to place an order visit CatalinaIslandEats.com.