Two locally owned small businesses are partnering to offer a unique downtown service. Mindy B’s Deli, 828 Georgia Ave., and Buzz Chattanooga Pedicabs have joined forces to offer lunchtime delivery.
There will be a driver stationed at Mindy B’s Deli Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. dedicated to getting fresh local fare to customers quickly.
The delivery area includes Lindsey Street (just behind Mindy B’s) to Chestnut Street and from the Riverfront to Main Street. Both businesses will use social media to let followers know daily that the service is available.
Customers call Mindy B’s Deli at 521-7932, place their order, and pay by phone. The filled order will be handed off to a Buzz Pedicab driver who will then deliver lunch to your door for tips only.
What is in it for the two businesses? For Mindy B’s Deli, it is providing a service they have been unable to offer due to staffing. For Buzz Chattanooga Pedicabs, it is exposure. “It’s a win, win situation for both of us” said Chef Mindy. “We are excited to be out more during lunchtime, increase our advertisers’ exposure, and offer a green, downtown delivery service,” said Thor of Buzz Chattanooga Pedicabs.
“Buzz drivers work only for tips, so we ask that our customers treat them well, and remember they saved you a trip in this Chattanooga heat!” said Chef Mindy. The goal is for orders to be made and delivered within 30 minutes. Of course this depends on the size of the order and the volume of in-store customers.
“Luckily, we will be able to give the caller some idea of delivery time when they place their order,” said Chef Mindy.
Service will begin July 5