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In Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports that Amazon is adding one-hour restaurant delivery to the suite of services offered to its Prime members there.

According to the story, "Amazon has partnered with dozens of local eateries including Hell's Kitchen, Keys Cafe and Bakery, the Lowry, Common Roots Cafe, Gandhi Mahal, Broders' Pasta Bar, Manny's Tortas, French Meadow and select Leeann Chin locations. It is only available to members of its $99-a-year Prime program and in certain Minneapolis neighborhoods such as Calhoun-Isles, Uptown, Linden Hills and Dinkytown. But the company is planning to expand the delivery region in the coming weeks. Prime members can enter their ZIP codes in the app to see if their home is in the delivery area."

First tested in Seattle, Amazon's restaurant delivery service now is up and running in a number of US cities, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Portland, Oregon.
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