Bite Squad, a Minneapolis-based restaurant delivery service, announced Tuesday it has acquired local restaurant delivery service Boone Take Out in an expansion into the market.

“Boone is an exciting community to expand our delivery offerings to,” said Bite Squad co-founder and CEO Kian Salehi in a statement. “The area has a flourishing food scene with go-to favorites like sushi and Italian, as well as fresh handcrafted fare, Carolina barbecue and, of course, Southern classics.”

Bite Squad will deliver from a variety of about 40 restaurants throughout Boone, including local favorites such as Los Arcoiris, Taste Grill, Hokkaido, Mellow Mushroom, Osaka, Capone’s Pizza, Makoto's, Five Guys, Bella's Italian and Pedalin' Pig.

Delivery is available within a seven-mile radius of participating restaurant partners, according to the statement.

Bite Squad said they have been working with the Boonetakeout.com team to transition their existing local operations to the Bite Squad platform.

“Boonetakeout.com customers can expect the same great service, but with the added benefit of our advancing technology,” said Salehi. “Our delivery model helps ensure that customers’ food arrives in the best possible condition.”

The Boone service area will launch on Thursday, May 24, Bite Squad said. Customers in the area can order Bite Squad seven days a week on the Bite Squad app or website bitesquad.com with delivery fees starting at $1.99.

Boone Take Out has been operating since 1995 when it was founded by recent college graduate Ethan Anderson, who now owns The Pedallin' Pig locations in Banner Elk and Boone. Anderson sold Boone Take Out in 2010 to longtime employee Timothy Connor-Murphy in 2010.

Bite Squad currently operates in more than 40 metropolitan areas across the United States, with Boone becoming the second market the company services in North Carolina.