DASHED

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DASHED
Type Private
Industry Online food ordering
Founded Boston, United States (2009)
Founders Phil Dumontet
Services Restaurant delivery
Employees 92[1]
Website dashed.com

DASHED is a restaurant delivery service founded in Boston, Massachusetts by Phil Dumontet in 2009.[1][2][3] In 2013, DASHED was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., ranking #119 nationwide & #7 in Massachusetts on Inc. magazine's Inc 500|5000 list.[4]

In November 2013, DASHED rolled out a fleet of electric & eco-friendly SmartCars for its delivery drivers.[5] According to the Boston Globe, as of November, DASHED has a total of 12 company SmartCars, which are available for rent to an approved pool of drivers for $15 per 8-hour shift.[5] The microcar rental fleet is only available in Boston.

DASHED delivers for roughly 500 upscale restaurants in Baltimore, Boston, Hoboken, Philadelphia, and Providence with approximately 92 employees on staff.[1][6][7] Restaurants pay DASHED a 30 percent commission to make their deliveries.[5]

The company partners exclusively with Foodler for online ordering.[8] It expanded to Baltimore in April 2013, adding 50 restaurants that don’t have their own delivery staff, including P.F. Chang's.[8]

Operating in eight cities, DASHED uses a mix of bikes, scooters and automobiles to deliver food from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. seven days a week.[2] About 25% of their orders are delivered by bike & scooter.[7]

According to BostInno, DASHED brings its participating restaurants an average of $2,000 in new delivery sales per week, and some restaurants have dropped their own delivery service to hire DASHED.[2]

DASHED introduced a 45-minute Christmas tree delivery service in Boston, which included trees, tree stands, garland, wreaths, and poinsettias.[1][9] The program was popular with corporate clients, with daily deliveries to the Prudential Center.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Landry, Lauren. BostInno (2012). Forget Chopping Down Trees: DASHED Delivers Christmas Straight To Your Door in 45 Minutes'. http://bostinno.streetwise.co/all-series/christmas-tree-delivery-service-get-a-christmas-tree-delivered-in-boston/#ss__267434_1_0__ss
  2. ^ a b c Landry, Lauren. "Dash Deliveries: Bringing Boston's Best Food To Your Doorstep in 45 Minutes or Less". Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "SPONSORED: DASHED Delivery". Brown Daily Herald. November 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ The 2013 Inc. 5000 List. Inc Magazine. http://www.inc.com/profile/dashed
  5. ^ a b c Borchers, Callum. Boston Globe (2013)."Takeout delivery company Dashed rolls out a rental car fleet for drivers". http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/11/09/takeout-delivery-company-dashed-rolls-out-rental-car-fleet-for-drivers/UOqeyrbvUkisi7DtBWMnFI/story.html'
  6. ^ Allan, Adler. "A Fit for Every Business". USPS. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Burt, Helm. "How I Turned My Bicycle into a $4.6 Million Business". INC. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Mehan, Sarah. "http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/blog/charm-city-flavor/2013/04/foodler-online-food-service-baltimore.html". American City Business Journals. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Landry, Lauren. "13 Local Student- & Alumni-Run Startups Taking the Stress Out of Holiday Shopping". Bostinno. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 

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