DASHED

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DASHED
Private
Industry Online food ordering
Founded Boston, United States (2009)
Founder Phil Dumontet
Services Restaurant delivery
Number of employees
108 [1]
Website dashed.com

DASHED is a US restaurant delivery service founded in Boston, Massachusetts by Phil Dumontet in 2009.[2][3][4]

DASHED delivers for roughly 700 restaurants in Baltimore, Boston, Hoboken, New Haven, Philadelphia, and Providence with approximately 108 employees on staff.[1][2][5][6] Restaurants pay DASHED a 30 percent commission to make their deliveries.[7]

In 2013, DASHED rolled out a fleet of electric Smart cars for its delivery drivers.[7] 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.[7] The microcar rental fleet is only available in Boston.

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.[3] About 25% of their orders are delivered by bike & scooter.[6] 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.[3]

DASHED introduced a 45-minute Christmas tree delivery service in Boston, which included trees, tree stands, garland, wreaths, and poinsettias.[2][9] The program was popular with corporate clients, with daily deliveries to the Prudential Center.[2]

In 2014, DASHED was named the leading restaurant delivery service in the Northeast by Inc. Magazine.[10] It was also ranked one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. for the second year in a row by the same publication,[1] one of Entrepreneur Magazine's[11] Top 30 Companies to Watch, and the Best in Biz Silver award winner for Fastest Growing Company in the country.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The 2014 Inc. 5000 List. Inc Magazine. http://www.inc.com/profile/dashed
  2. ^ a b c d 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
  3. ^ a b c Landry, Lauren. "Dash Deliveries: Bringing Boston's Best Food To Your Doorstep in 45 Minutes or Less". Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "SPONSORED: DASHED Delivery". Brown Daily Herald. November 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Spors, Kelly. OPEN Forum (2014). 'What Starbucks’ New Delivery Service Means for Local Businesses'. 'https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/starbucks-new-delivery-service-means-local-businesses/'
  6. ^ a b Burt, Helm. "How I Turned My Bicycle into a $4.6 Million Business". INC. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  7. ^ 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'
  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. 
  10. ^ Inc. Magazine'Best Advice I Ever Got: Train to Win. Inc. Magazine. 'http://www.inc.com/young-entrepreneur-council/best-advice-i-ever-got-train-to-win.html'
  11. ^ Top 30 Startups to Watch. Entrepreneur Magazine. http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/237370
  12. ^ Best in Biz 2014 Award Winners. Best In Biz. http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2014-winners-company/

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