Food delivery options expanded

Published 4:55 pm Monday, October 29, 2018

By Myra Bean

It was no surprise that deYampert Brame Garner II was valedictorian of the South Panola High School class of 2017.  He finds ways to make things better, and he doesn’t think small.

Garner used his brain, social connections and advice from his stepfather to take Batesville through what he calls a paradigm shift when he founded Fetcht Delivery Service, a business that allows customers to order meals, pay online, and expect fast delivery.

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There are many delivery business with similar models, but Garner’s service is especially convenient to use. A much better service than those found in major metropolitan areas.

Garner, along with Kent Breckenridge, has  broadened the delivery options available in Batesville and Panola County, offering delivery from almost 20 local restaurants and grocers.

Fetcht is making it possible for all eateries to have a delivery service. Garner has now partnered with Save-A-Lot, Kroger, and Walmart to offer shopping service. Customers can email a list of items wanted, and employees will complete the shopping, review the costs of the items before purchasing, and then deliver approved orders quickly.

Fetcht started delivering for five restaurants and expanded rapidly. The first business to sign on to the outside delivery service was Café Ole Mexican Restaurant.

“David Gonzales – he is a great man,” Garner said. “He placed a lot of faith in us and we definitely appreciate that. He went out on a limb. He was the first one to agree to it.”

In addition to local restaurants, Fetcht also delivers for EC Moore, the fresh meat store on the highway to Oxford.

The system work by going through Fetcht’s website and ordering and paying online. “Using the power of the Internet, it sends the order out to the restaurant and our drivers. We are able to make sure the order is picked up and delivered. It is very secure,” Breckenridge said.

Security for delivery personnel is key so all payments and tips are taken online. The delivery person does not carry any cash or change, according to Breckenridge.

Garner once worked for a grocery store and saw a need for grocery delivery since none of the grocery stores in town offer an online ordering and pick up service. They have tips on their website at to make the order process simpler.

They have nine people on staff who have the potential to deliver for them and that will only increase as the business increases, according to Garner.

Fetcht operates under two tenets. First – business is business and personal is personal, and secondly –  hear everybody out regardless of who comes to them with the idea, according to Garner.

Breckenridge addresses the affordability of the “luxury” service.

“When you start weighing the cost of coming to town, then sit someplace and order, it’s actually pretty economical. Our customers are able to stay at home and kick their feet up and us go pick up their order and bring it. The way that we do it is actually cheaper than them driving into town,” he said.

The main thing the Fetcht owners wanted to do was expand the food choices people can have delivered. Even though they do deliver pizza, they can also deliver steak and seafood. The website said delivery can be made in 30 to 60 minutes.

Their current list of businesses include ArenaOne, Bean Creek Smokery, Bread and Butter, Café Olé, Chili’s, Court Street Patio, E.C. Moore, El Mariachi, JohnnyKellyville Bar, Little Caesar’s, New China Buffet, Pig-N-Out Dixieland, Powell’s, The Pier and Wings and More.