Local restaurants in Carrboro and North Carolina farmers have the opportunity to increase business by selling food to the new Carrboro United local food hub.
Former Fleet Feet Inc. CEO Tom Raynor said he created Carrboro United as a way to revitalize the local economy by buying food from local restaurants and farmers and serving it to Carrboro and Chapel Hill residents.
“The problem was immediate, and it was our responsibility to find a solution for the problem,” Raynor said. “We don't have a week, or two weeks, or months to take action.”
Raynor said he expects Carrboro United will inject about $100,000 a week into the Carrboro economy.
Customers pick up their meals on hub days that occur three days a week. The menu changes each time, but each menu item is a box intended to feed a family of four for about $10 per person. Customers can view the menu and place their order online by visiting Carrboro United’s website.