|Industry||Online food ordering|
|Founded||Boston, United States (2009)|
Number of employees
DASHED is a US restaurant delivery service founded in Boston, Massachusetts by Phil Dumontet in 2009. The company provides rapid delivery for over 800 restaurants that don't have their own services in Baltimore, Boston, Hoboken, New Haven, Philadelphia, Providence and Washington, DC.
The company was founded under the mission of providing the industry's fastest delivery. Entrepreneur Magazine wrote it has "largely achieved that goal", citing technology, speed-based incentive systems, and diversified delivery methods. The same magazine named it as one of the Best Entrepreneurial Companies in 2015 in its augural Entrepreneur 360 list.
In 2013, DASHED rolled out a fleet of electric Smart cars for its delivery drivers. 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. The microcar rental fleet is only available in Boston.
Partnerships & Expansion
The company partners exclusively with Foodler for online ordering. It expanded to Baltimore in April 2013, adding 50 restaurants that don’t have their own delivery staff, including P.F. Chang's. Restaurants pay DASHED a 30 percent commission to make their deliveries.
Locations & Services
Operating in nine 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. About 25% of their orders are delivered by bike & scooter. 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. The company introduced a 45-minute Christmas tree delivery service in Boston, which included trees, tree stands, garland, wreaths, and poinsettias. The program was popular with corporate clients, with daily deliveries to the Prudential Center.
In 2014, DASHED was named the leading restaurant delivery service in the Northeast by Inc. Magazine. In 2015, it was ranked one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. for the second year in a row by the same publication, one of Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 30 Startups to Watch and Best Entrepreneurial Companies, and the Best in Biz Silver winner for Fastest Growing Company in the country.
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