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GoPuff: Up-and-coming app feeds Tampa residents’ snack addictions

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos or Funyuns? GoPuff says it has the data for which snack Floridians love the most.
Snack-focused delivery app GoPuff launched in Tampa in February. It serves the area surrounding the University of South Florida. [GoPuff]
Snack-focused delivery app GoPuff launched in Tampa in February. It serves the area surrounding the University of South Florida. [GoPuff]
Published Sep. 20, 2019
Updated Sep. 20, 2019

TAMPA — Having a late-night snack attack?

A goPuff courier will bring you whatever junk food your heart desires — if you live in its service area surrounding the University of South Florida and are willing to pay the $1.95 delivery fee.

The new app to Florida has become the state’s own mobile convenience store. GoPuff — which has its own local inventory and doesn’t rely on a third-party vendor — specializes in the kind of snacks, beer, wine and odds-and-ends you’d find at any neighborhood gas station.

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The app launched in Tampa early this year and has expanded across the state to Orlando, Tallahassee and Jacksonville. It was started by two college students in Philadelphia. After serving Florida for the past several months, the developers at goPuff have determined what kind of snacks their Florida clientele loves best.

The winner? Funyuns. Flamin’ Hot crunchy Cheetos came in second, according to the app’s data. The rest in order of popularity are: Gushers Flavor Mixers fruit snacks, Chester’s Flamin’ Hot Fries, Sprite and Wonka Nerds Rope in Very Berry.

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GoPuff is in about 100 markets nationwide. While goPuff couriers will grab a pack of diapers for a parent at 2 a.m., they’re best known for delivering junk food to college students.

GoPuff says its most popular delivery times in Florida are between 9 p.m. and midnight on Saturday and Sundays.

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