DASHED

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DASHED
Private
Industry Online food ordering
Founded Boston, United States (2009)
Founder Phil Dumontet
Services Restaurant delivery
Revenue $7.5m [1]
Number of employees
122 [2]
Website dashed.com

DASHED is a US restaurant delivery service founded in Boston, Massachusetts by Phil Dumontet in 2009.[2] 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.[1][2][3][4]

Background[edit]

The company was founded under the mission of providing the industry's fastest delivery.[5] 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.[6]

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.

Partnerships & Expansion[edit]

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. Restaurants pay DASHED a 30 percent commission to make their deliveries.[7]

Locations & Services[edit]

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.[3] About 25% of their orders are delivered by bike & scooter.[9] 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] The company introduced a 45-minute Christmas tree delivery service in Boston, which included trees, tree stands, garland, wreaths, and poinsettias.[3][10] The program was popular with corporate clients, with daily deliveries to the Prudential Center.[3]

Awards[edit]

In 2014, DASHED was named the leading restaurant delivery service in the Northeast by Inc. Magazine.[11] 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,[11] one of Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 30 Startups to Watch[12] and Best Entrepreneurial Companies,[6] and the Best in Biz Silver winner for Fastest Growing Company in the country.[13]

In January 2016, Founder & CEO Phil Dumontet was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Forbes 30 Under 30. Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-2016/retail-ecommerce/
  2. ^ a b c The 2015 Inc. 5000 List. Inc Magazine. http://www.inc.com/profile/dashed
  3. ^ a b c d e Landry, Lauren. BostInno (2014).
  4. ^ 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/'
  5. ^ “How This Speed-Focused Delivery Service Is Quickly Making a Name for Itself” "Entrepreneur Magazine, December, 2015.
  6. ^ a b “Growing Against the Grain: Meet the Entrepreneur360 'Contrarians'” "Entrepreneur Magazine, October 7, 2015.
  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. ^ Mehan, Sarah. "Online food delivery service Foodler expands in Baltimore". American City Business Journals. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Burt, Helm. "How I Turned My Bicycle into a $4.6 Million Business". Inc. Magazine. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Landry, Lauren. "13 Local Student- & Alumni-Run Startups Taking the Stress Out of Holiday Shopping". Bostinno. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  11. ^ a b 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'
  12. ^ Top 30 Startups to Watch. Entrepreneur Magazine. http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/237370
  13. ^ Best in Biz 2014 Award Winners. Best In Biz. http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2014-winners-company/

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