MIAMI — A couple years ago, Derrick Hayworth thought Miami needed a food delivery service.
Now he’s done something about that.
Hayworth, who grew up in Picher and graduated from Commerce High School in 2008, has launched Delivuh.
“About two years ago, I was thinking ‘Miami needs at GrubHub.’ ‘I can’t wait ‘til Miami gets GrubHub, DoorDash, Postmates or something along those lines.’ They never came, so I decided I would just make it myself,” he said.
“It’s a locally raised boy boiling it up by myself. It’s a bunch of work and trial and error on my end. It’s my own startup. I plan on expanding one day, but right now just hard-hitting Miami.”
He launched Delivuh on Aug. 1, 2019. Among the local restaurants he’s handling are Zack’s Café, Lucky 13 Wood Fired Pizza, Papa G’s Pizza Express and Panaderia Taqueria Monterrey and Lil Café in Commerce as well as Walmart Grocery deliveries.
“Several of my restaurants are temporarily closed (Los Dos Amigos, Chapters and Souper Sweets) because of the situation,” Hayworth said. “When Zach’s had to close their dining room, I hired a bunch of their waitresses. We got busier now that its only carryout and delivery.”
He said there’s currently 13 drivers (some part time), but “last night (Friday, March 27) was our record-setting night. We have doubled our customer base just in the last week and a half.”
He said Delivuh runs the same hours as the restaurants they service.
“I think everybody is stocked up on groceries, but after a few days, they get tired of cooking,” Hayworth joked.