When the late night McDonald’s cravings hit, who do you call?
Bexley Food Delivery.
Seniors Jake Greenberg and Noey Hoffman were inspired to start Bexley Food Delivery due to the lack of cheap food delivery options in and around the Bexley area.
When their business first started, people were skeptical, Hoffman said, but once they got it started and more students got excited about it, the number of patrons started to grow.
Greenberg explained that a customer can go on Twitter or Facebook and send them a message with their order and where they want it delivered to.
The easy part about using Twitter is that whoever is making the delivery can quickly ask questions about orders, Hoffman said, and the prices for delivery are posted on their page to make them convenient for customers to find.
“It’s a $4 fee for anywhere in Bexley, and the price increases the farther outside of Bexley you go,” Hoffman explained.
Greenberg said that the orders are not limited within the Bexley area. If it’s ordered, they’ll deliver it. Greenberg added that they’ve gone as far as Easton.
Greenberg said that there are 12 employees in total, including himself and Hoffman.
The driver on the order always gets to keep the tips, but Greenberg and Hoffman said they take a percentage of the profits from the delivery charge.
Hoffman explained his favorite part of the job is that it is part time.
“We can choose exactly when we want to work,” Hoffman said.
The customers also enjoy parts of the business other than the food, Greenberg said. He explained that often one of their favorite parts of their service is the picture that is taken and posted on the Bexley Food Delivery Twitter page.
“There are times when kids are just so eager to ask us to take the picture,” Hoffman said.
The Bexley Food Delivery Twitter page has over 500 followers, Greenberg said.
Hoffman said that most of their customers are middle schoolers since they cannot drive, and the younger customers are the ones that enjoy the social media aspect the most.
However, it’s not only kids who use it, Greenberg added. Adults also use it to order lunch when they can’t leave work or to order dinner for their family.
Greenberg said they have made over $6,000 since they started in February of 2016.
Hoffman and Greenberg hope the business they’ve created won’t graduate with them this year.
“We have kids that are younger than us as a part of our team, and I definitely think they’d be interested in running it after we leave,” Hoffman said.