By Clay Payne
TFW Contributing Writer
Too busy at work to leave the office and make it to your favorite local deli? Don’t want to deal with waiting in lines or getting out of the house and battling through traffic? Are you hungry and feeling just plain lazy? Chris “Clunk” Selby’s new local dining delivery service — C.H.E.W. or Clunk’s Hungry Express Wagon — may have your solution.
Selby, the former owner of Fayetteville’s Clunk Records and Clunk Music Hall, has moved his ambitions for pleasing locals from the music scene to the restaurant realm. If a Cheebacca (bacon and pulled pork sandwich) from Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese, a Mother of All Burritos from Flying Burrito or a blueberry cheesecake turnover from Little Bread Company is what you’re craving, Selby will deliver it to you for a $5 fee on his newly acquired Yamaha Vino scooter.
“I love the people of Fayetteville,” Selby said. “I try to give them a good time whether it’s food or music.”
The three aforementioned restaurants started as the businesses available through C.H.E.W.’s services, and he has already added Greenhouse Grille and Petra Cafe to his list. Clunk’s delivery parameters are generally confined to the downtown Fayetteville areas.
“There’s a lot more in the works,” Selby said regarding delivery areas and additional restaurants. “They (the restaurant owners) were really into it right off the bat. They all think it’s going to work, and they all think I look good in my helmet.”
Selby’s base of operations is his home, conveniently located near the square. Although parking can be a difficult situation downtown, Selby’s scooter allows him easy access in and out to get your hot food to your doorstep in 30-45 minutes.
C.H.E.W.’s delivery time spans from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For Selby to visit your home with a favorite local treat, you can call or text 283-7655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.