And the Austin-based startup will rename itself Favour in Canada to adapt to the local culture and customs. It offers delivery daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. in most of the Toronto metro area.
The company said it plans to deliver city favorites in Toronto from eateries like Khao San Road, Burrito Boyz and Pizzeria Libretto in less than one hour. For the launch, Favour is offering deliveries at $2 plus 5 percent of total delivered items for the first two months. Also, the company is offering first-time customers a free delivery with the promo code TORONTO.
Favor has come along way in a short time since Zac Maurais and Ben Doherty, its founders, launched the company in San Luis Obispo and then moved to Austin in 2013. It has more than 50 full time employees and more than 3,000 contractors who work as Favor runners donning the company’s trademark blue and white faux tuxedo shirts. Toronto is Favor’s 11th city. The company recently opened in Denver, Miami, Fort Worth and Nashville.
“Since launching in Austin two years ago, we’ve been able to fine-tune our delivery model, making it easy launch in new markets. We are continually looking to expand in the U.S., but saw Toronto as a massive international opportunity that we felt we could tackle,” Maurais, co-founder and CMO of Favor, said in a news release.
In March, the company landed $13 million in Series A venture capital from Silverton Partners, S3 Ventures and Tim Draper. To date, the company has raised $16.9 million in four rounds of funding.