Food Delivery Business is Booming with Winter Weather

Business was already booming for delivery restaurants like Papa John's, thanks to Coronavirus. However, now with the ice and snow, they are absolutely inundated with calls every day.

Posted: Feb 18, 2021 4:54 PM
Updated: Feb 18, 2021 5:14 PM

Even before this week's winter weather, delivery restaurants like Papa John's have been going gangbusters, thanks to Coronavirus, as delivery has been the name of the game for restaurants. However, now with the ice and snow, they are absolutely inundated with calls every day.

The Papa John's on Weinbach has been going full bore, from their opening at 10 a-m until the wee small hours of the morning. Director of operations for the Evansville area, Craig Larson says that winter weather and the pandemic has made delivery necessary for many.

"Coronavirus has really impacted us too," said Lawson. "People are afraid to get out. So delivery is their option."

"It's been exhausting, taking it one day at a time," said veteran delivery driver Matthew Stone. "Money's been nice. People are actually recognizing what we do and take the opportunity to compensate us well for it."

"A lot of our drivers, drive small cars, like that are close to the ground, for good gas mileage," said Lawson. "So, it's hard for them to get around in this."

Just how busy are these delivery places? Lawson Papa John's says he's desperately looking for drivers now. If you're interested go to and apply.

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The combination of sunshine and southerly winds will make for another unseasonably warm day throughout the Ohio Valley - expect an afternoon high temperature near 69° this afternoon. Some areas could even see temperatures well into the 70s. Friday evening looks as though it will be just as pleasant; after seeing the upper 60s earlier in the day, we'll dip to 60° by 5 PM before falling towards 54° around 7 o’clock. We are however, watching a passing cold front that is expected to pass through the Tri-State late Friday evening and early Saturday morning. We won't see any rain from this front, but it will cool temperatures into the low 40s by Saturday morning.
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