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    It seems like just yesterday Arrow was put into motion, delivering food via bicycle from J. Gumbo’s to students living on the University of Louisville campus and a few businesses downtown. But now, one year later, they are much more than a small local food delivery service.

    Currently delivering 7 days a week from 21 restaurants via the well-known hybrid Arrow car, Arrow Food Couriers has become a household name for many Louisvillians.

    Co-founder, Kela Ivonye sheds some light on the progress his team has made since their start in early 2014, “Rather than opening with a full roster of restaurants, we started with one and built the business up from there in order to give our customers what they want.”

    And Arrow’s customers are certainly satisfied with what they’ve received so far. As one of the fastest growing local businesses in Louisville, Arrow is extremely customer-oriented. “We are very thankful for all of our customers, so we do everything we can to keep them,” Ivonye shares. “Providing good customer service is a big part of our job.”

    Another main focus or Arrow is helping other local businesses. “It’s important for businesses, restaurants especially, to not lose touch with the new generations,” Ivonye says. And the new generation is living the “stay at home and watch Netflix” lifestyle.

    And honestly, what’s better than staying home and binge-watching your favorite show while at the same time being able to order a classic Hot Brown and fried green tomatoes from BBC and having it all delivered fresh to your door? It doesn’t get much better than that.

    And yes, BBC is one of Arrow’s new delivery options, along with Chef Marie’s Bistro and the Toonerville Deli. The ever-changing roster will be adding more restaurants in the St. Matthews area in May.

    “We’ve made a name for ourselves in Old Louisville, downtown, the Highlands, and Portland, but the people on the East end still don’t know who we are,” Ivonye says, “but I hope they get to know us pretty well in our second year.” And gaining popularity in the East end should be even easier once the company releases their long-awaited app next month!

    If you’d like to place an order with Arrow or want more information about how you can get your restaurant added to Arrow’s roster, head on over to their website

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