Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 24th, 2008 at 2:28 pm
Hunger Squad is a new company (official launch is Friday) that will deliver food, drinks and other goods (condoms, cigs, etc…) to downtown Portland exclusively by bicycle.
The company is a family operation spearheaded by 29-year-old Dustin Taylor and staffed by his wife and two brothers.
The idea is simple. Go online to HungerSquad.com, place your order ($10 minimum), and wait for the knock on your door.
Taylor told me today that he got the idea for this business while working for Madtown Munchies in Madison, Wisconsin last year (Taylor grew up in Madison, spent eight years in Portland, and just recently returned after a short stint in his hometown).
Taylor says using bikes was a natural choice. “In downtown, it’s just more efficient. In Wisconsin we were delivering much faster than cars. Not to mention it’s better for the environment and I just love bikes.”
The future for Hunger Squad is to increase the delivery area and add more riders. Taylor says he’s also on the lookout for locally made food products. “I would love to phase out the corporate stuff we’re starting with and move toward more local brownies, cookies, etc…”.
Just who will use this service? Taylor says he expects business from people who are up late (when nothing else is open) and don’t want to go out, or folks that don’t have time or who don’t feel like going out in wet or cold weather.
Delivery hours will be until 9:00 pm to 2:00 am Sunday through Wednesday and until 3:00am Fridays and Saturdays (they’ll be closed on Thursday).
Check out HungerSquad.com.
[Thanks to Nick W. for the link!]