Local delivery service Food's Here preps for influx of orders following Harris County restrictions

Tomball and Magnolia residents can use Food's Here to receive orders as restaurant dining rooms close. (Dylan Sherman/Community Impact)
Tomball and Magnolia residents can use Food's Here to receive orders as restaurant dining rooms close. (Dylan Sherman/Community Impact)

Tomball and Magnolia residents can use Food's Here to receive orders as restaurant dining rooms close. (Dylan Sherman/Community Impact)

Food’s Here owner Mitchell Bethea started preparing for an increased need for food deliveries two weeks ago.

“I have hired a bunch of people in preparation for this,” he said. "I saw the writing on the wall, especially as New York [City] and Los Angeles started closing down.”

Food’s Here is a food-delivery service similar to GrubHub or UberEats serving the Tomball and Magnolia communities.

Bethea said he has been in contact with as many restaurants as possible recently to help out with dine-in restrictions put in place. Harris County officials announced new restrictions for bars and restaurants within the county March 16, effective March 17 for 15 days, requiring restaurants to only offer takeout and bars to close. Montgomery County followed March 17 limiting restaurants to a total occupancy of 50 people at any time through April 1.

“I have been in contact with most of the restaurants in Tomball, trying to figure out what makes sense,” Bethea said. “While we will probably be busier from this, I know it is going to directly affect a lot of them.”

Bethea said people have also reached out to him to make sure that Food’s Here stays open.

“People are just asking us if we are going to stay open, because obviously delivery is going to take over right now,” he said.

To ensure drivers stay healthy, Bethea said that each one will be wearing gloves as of March 17.

Of the businesses Bethea has spoken to, he said none have closed yet.

“General feeling right now is that people are going to fight through this,” he said. “[They will] try and continue doing takeout only.”

However, some businesses are monitoring the situation for the next couple of days before making a decision on whether to close, Bethea said. He also said some businesses have resorted to turning some of their employees into delivery drivers so they can keep employed.

Food’s Here plans to remain open for as long as it is safe for everyone involved, Bethea said.

“Unless Harris County shuts down everything and everyone has to quarantine themselves, we are going to stay open,” he said.

Learn more about Food's Here by calling 832-972-7221 or visiting the business's Facebook page.


(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Texas Medical Center coronavirus updates: Average testing positivity rate nears 10% after sharp increase

Over 97% of people nationwide who are being hospitalized because of the disease are unvaccinated.

As variants are isolated and identified, Houston Methodist's Dr. Ian Glass believes the vaccines available can handle identified variants (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
'The vaccines we have are effective against all the variants out there': Houston Methodist's Dr. Ian Glass discusses variants, vaccinations

As Houston Methodist identified its first case of the lambda variant July 19, Dr. Glass believes vaccines can handle known variants.

Yes Resale will sell used items to benefit Crossbar Academy. (Photo courtesy Wendy Alexander)
Yes Resale coming soon to Hwy. 249 in Tomball

The store will sell used donated items to support Crossbar Academy.

Friendswood Development Co. hosts a triathlon for ages 5-15 with swimming, biking and running distances varying by age group on Aug. 15. (Courtesy Friendswood Development Co.)
TO-DO: 9 events happening in Tomball, Magnolia throughout late July, August

Check out what's happening in Tomball and Magnolia.

A total of 700 homes are planned for Magnolia Ridge, located in the city of Magnolia. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
Magnolia sees surge in single-family development with thousands of homes coming

More than 18,000 lots have been identified for future homes across the three Magnolia ZIP codes.

Peter Lake (left), chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and Brad Jones, interim president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, provided an update on state regulators' electric grid redesign efforts in Austin on July 22. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Regulators: Texas electric grid prepared for potentially record-breaking demand next week; 'once-in-a-generation reforms' underway

The heads of the agencies in charge of the Texas electric grid met in Austin on July 22 to provide updates on their grid reform efforts.

Barbarossa Coffee Roasters is hosting an event with GlossBoss Auto Specialists July 25. (Courtesy Barbarossa Coffee)
Food market, anniversary celebration: 4 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia July 24-25

From eating barbecue and enjoying live music to letting the kids take their toy cars out for a spin, here are four things to do this weekend in Tomball and Magnolia.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is pleading with residents to be more vigilant, asking all residents to start wearing masks again in indoor settings and asking those who are vaccinated to urge their friends who are not to get the shot. (Screenshot Courtesy Facebook)
Harris County raises coronavirus threat level as Hidalgo asks all residents to mask up indoors

Although those who are vaccinated are very unlikely to end up in the hospital, officials said wearing masks in certain situations could help reduce transmissions to the more susceptible unvaccinated.

A COVID-19 vaccine dose is administered to a person's arm
Montgomery County sees July increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Active COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County climbed above 1,000 for the first time in two months, just after June recorded the lowest active cases since 2020.

Harris County Emergency Services District 11 commissioners received updates on the status of its upcoming ambulances services at a July 22 board meeting. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 commissioners discuss upcoming ambulance service

The district will take over providing emergency medical services across more than 177 square miles of north Harris County, currently being provided by Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services, on Sept. 1.