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Sacramento Company Unveils New Food App

Stock / Capital Public Radio
 

Stock / Capital Public Radio

A Sacramento company has created a new app that lets you order meals from local kitchens — whether that's a chef in a restaurant or someone cooking at home. It's called ExtraPlate.

The Sacramento Business Journal's Managing Editor for Digital News Christopher Arns says it's another sharing economy company, like Airbnb.

"The company makes money by charging a small processing fee on each transaction," Arns explains. "But each cook gets to set their own food prices. And it seems like this company is off to a pretty good start. ExtraPlate says they have about 400 sellers already registered in Sacramento."

ExtraPlate says it's up to individual cooks to guarantee the safety of their meals. The company says it will shut down certain sellers if there's even the slightest doubt about their food.

Customers will be able to rate sellers, similar to what consumers do on Yelp.

 

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