Nosh offers Fort Collins Restaurants Free Sign Up & Zero Commission Rates

The City of Fort Collins has launched a program to assist local restaurants by partnering with NoCo Nosh, a local restaurant delivery service. 

As part of the program (now until December 30, 2020) the City will: 

  • Pay the restaurant’s portion of the delivery fees, which will eliminate the fees that restaurants typically pay for NoCo Nosh to take, process, and fulfill a takeout or delivery order on their platform 
  • The City will also be covering the processing fee and the first $0.50 of the delivery fee charged to Fort Collins residents placing orders on the NoCo Nosh platform 

Beginning December 31, 2020, until December 31 2021 or until all governing public health agencies have lifted indoor dining restrictions (whichever comes first), the City has negotiated: 

  • A discounted delivery cost of 15% and takeout cost of 12.5% for restaurants that use NoCo Nosh services 
  • Free sign up for Fort Collins restaurants that want to be added to the platform

Any licensed Fort Collins restaurant may participate in the program, even if they have an existing contract with NoCo Nosh or any other third-party delivery vendor. Encourage customers to use NoCo Nosh when ordering delivery or takeout from your restaurant. 

      Interested in signing up for NoCo Nosh but still need updated professional photos of your food

      We understand that many smaller restaurants may not have the budget for photography this year. The City is hiring a professional photographer for Fort Collins restaurants that are in need and cannot afford professional photos. This is on a first-come, first-serve basis with limited openings. We are offering to take photos of up 5 food items.  

      The photoshoots will be offered on Tuesday, December 8 and Tuesday December 15 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

      Please email if your restaurant would like to participate. The photographer will then be in contact to schedule an exact time and provide additional details. 

      Pick Up Free PPE Supplies for Your Small Business on December 16 2020

      The City is holding a PPE distribution event for Fort Collins small businesses looking for safety supplies on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 11:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the CitySafe Building located 256 West Mountain Avenue Fort Collins, CO. 

      We are offering 1 box to each small business, the contents in the box include: 100 adult masks, 12 8oz. hand sanitizer bottles, 1 gallon hand sanitizer (used for refills), 10 clear masks, nitrile reusable gloves (variety of sizes), 2 face shields, 1 reusable spray bottle, and 1 bottle of dish soap. Children masks and eye protection glasses are also available and can be provided upon request. 

      We are limiting each 15-minute time slot to 5 businesses. Sign up is on a first-come, first-serve basis, please register for a time that works best for you here.  

      During your pick up time, please drive through the parking lot, following the cones and volunteer instructions and we will bring items directly to your car. Please remain in your vehicle. 

      Still looking for other PPE supplies? Check out, the region’s PPE marketplace. 

      Business Holiday Support

      Shop Local Pledge is happening now! - The 2020 holiday shopping season is in full swing and the City of Fort Collins is encouraging community members to shop early, local and safe! Sign the pledge, download the graphic, and share your commitment to shop local on social media. 

      Sell your products on the new Fort Collins Marketplace Visit Fort Collins has developed an e-commerce website to showcase local businesses and their products. Businesses will have the ability to sell products on the platform. Click here for more information and to fill out a participation form. 

      Is your business ready for Holiday Shoppers? Google for Small Business is taking the guesswork out of this season with personalized recommendations to help you meet shoppers where they are across Google Search, Shopping and Maps. 

        Things to Know & Upcoming Events
        • Share Your Business Changes with the Community - As your business shifts operations, please fill out the following form to be included in the Support Fort Collins Business Map, where community members can search to find which Fort Collins businesses are open, offering delivery, curbside service, gift cards, and other offers. 
        • The Northern Colorado Business Challenges during the COVID-19 Emergency Survey (Fall 2020) is now open. Please click here to take the 10-minute survey.    
        • PIVOT Larimer County still accepting applications for upcoming Cohorts - CSU’s College of Business will provide free resources to Larimer County business owners to learn how to ‘pivot’ their business and develop a long-term resiliency plan.  
        • The Colorado Outdoor Winter Dining Grant Program Round 2 Closes FridayDecember 11, 2020 - Please note that funds are limited, apply quickly. 
        • City of Fort Collins Utility CARES Act Assistance - Small business customers may request financial assistance totaling $1,200 or less for past-due Fort Collins Utilities bills dated May 1 or later (electric, water, stormwater and wastewater services)
          • Funds are limited, application deadline is Monday, December 28, 2020. 
        • Colorado COVID Legal Relief offers FREE legal aid to Colorado small businesses facing challenges due to COVID-19. The webpage is also available in Spanish.
        Upcoming Events: 
        • COVID-19 Case Numbers are Rising in Larimer County Which May Impact Your Business. Chat with Larimer’s Health Department. All businesses are invited to join us on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 2:00 pm via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance

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