Juneau’s delivery menus are about to expand.
Two women, Colleen Belardi and her daughter Corinna Nelson-Felkl plan to launch their new business Dish Dash Deliveries with a soft launch on May 1. The company will act as a third-party delivery service for already existing restaurants.
So far, they’ve got three restaurants on board: McGivney’s Sports Bar and Grill (both locations), Tracy’s King Crab Shack and Saffron Indian Comfort Cuisine.
…They modeled their business off of a similar local delivery service called CHOMP Delivery in Iowa City, Iowa.
“They’re pushing out the big (delivery services) like Grub Hub, because they’re offering better service, they vet their drivers, they’re accountable — just like we’re going to be,” Nelson-Felkl said. “When you’ll call, you’ll get someone on the phone immediately rather than talking to a robot.”
Once Dish Dash Deliveries launches, Juneauites will be able to order food via the website or their app. For the soft launch, they’re offering delivery within a 10-mile radius of any of the available restaurants. But Nelson-Felkl said she hopes they can expand soon as they partner with more restaurants and hire more drivers. The pair said they want to be able to offer delivery even to residences out the road, which are currently in a delivery desert.