Students start on-campus food delivery service

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    After researching how to start a business for months within the walls of the Mary Couts Burnett Library, one university student has put his plan into action.

    Owner of Horned Frog Delivery Luke Walton said he founded the company, which delivers food and convenience items to a variety of locations, after noticing a need for the service in the community. The company began making deliveries on Aug. 23, he said.

    According to its website, the company’s goal is to make online ordering simple and easy for customers looking for delivery to homes, hotels, hospitals or businesses.

    Walton, a senior history major, said he was happy with the success of and response to the company, so far.

    While living in Austin for a few years, Walton said he saw how a similar company worked there and wanted try the same concept in North Texas.

    “After moving back to Fort Worth, I just realized that there really wasn’t anything exactly like it,” Walton said.

    In addition to toiletries, cleaning supplies and beverages, Horned Frog Delivery offers food from local restaurants, including Red Cactus, Milano’s Ristorante, Rock Bottom Bar & Grill, Tokyo Cafe, Park Hill Cafe and Railhead Smokehouse.

    Walton said the company has two more restaurants, the Great Outdoors and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, in the contract phase that should be signed up by Oct. 8.

    Senior art education major, Hannah Bratton, said she did not know if she would use the service personally, but she knew a lot of people who would. She said it would be very convenient and a good idea overall.

    Walton said Horned Frog Delivery keeps its clientele updated on specials and promotions through its Twitter and Facebook pages. Students could use the coupon code “Go Frogs” to get a free delivery charge. The company also accepts Frog Bucks, he said.

    Justin Whalen, Horned Frog Delivery manager, said he thought nobody in the area was doing what Walton was with his company and that he expected the business would continue to grow.

    A full map of the company’s delivery area can be found at hornedfrogdelivery.com.

    Staff reporter Clinton Foster

    contributed to this story.

    Horned Frog Delivery

    Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 9:00 p.m.

    Cost: $15 minimum purchase and a $3 delivery fee