Stamford native Max Asciutto has been designing websites since he was 16. And now he has his own.
"It's nice to have a name that was descriptive. When people see LetsGoOrder.com with a fork and a knife in the logo, they'll know this is a place to order food," said Max Asciutto.
He says the site is a free and easy way for people to order pick up and delivery from their favorite restaurants in Stamford and Norwalk. But, it has a bigger purpose than doing business.
"I think I speak for the whole team when I say that there's a special excitement when we receive gifts, but there's really an inner joy when we give to others," said Asciutto.
With every order, there's an opportunity to give to charity through a partnership with the nonprofit Spare Change.
"When people check out, they're asked if they'd like to round up their bill to the next dollar with the difference going to charity and for the foreseeable future we're matching all of their donations," said Asciutto.
So if I place an order and my check is 19.75, I can round up to $20. All it takes is 50 cents to provide a meal to someone in need.
"Our goal is to raise $25,000, which would be 50,000 meals for local Connecticut food pantries," said Asciutto.
Since launching April 1, the site's receiving 50-100 orders a week with 80 percent of customers donating. There's 80 restaurants featured, like Fairfield Pizza. Owner Fernando DePaula says he's already seen a spike in order and he loves the cause.
As Stamford and Norwalk residents, the LetsGoOrder team is passionate about their communities but also beyond.
Along with supporting local food pantries, you can also sign up for their restaurant rewards program.
Visit the website at https://www.letsgoorder.com/
You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.