Good Uncle, a New York-based restaurant kitchen and delivery service, is hiring.
The posting for a front of the house manager stated that Good Uncle combines a commercial kitchen that cooks top menu items that are licensed from selected restaurants while operating a delivery-only service with drop-off points.Dishes from national chains are not be used.
The service has an app available for Apple IOS devices. The app indicated that the Newark site is not yet in operation.
A small office site off South Main Street, formerly Elkton Road, near the Park N Shop shopping center, is currently undergoing renovation work, with a Good Uncle company sign prominently displayed on the building.
The posting stated that the start-up, which will focus on college towns, has picked Newark as its second market with an August launch. The University of Maryland will be its third location later this year.
The concept was piloted in Syracuse, NY. Offerings in that market range from breakfast sandwiches to New York-style pizza and poke (a Hawaiian dish featuring uncooked tuna). The app touts the service as an alternative to dining halls.
Good Uncle indicated it has received the backing of investors that include venture capitalists and celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, Founders have started and sold tech-based businesses, according to the company’s website.
Thanks to an affluent student population, Newark has attracted its share of delivery services and start-ups, with Philadelphia based goPuff adding the college town to its system. GoPuff delivers everything from household items to Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. (See story below)