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$10 for $20 Worth of Office Lunch Delivery
Items on the rotating menu start around $7.50; there is no minimum order or tip required and no charge for delivery. Previous lineups have included restaurant fare such as chicken tikka masala burrito from Curry Up Now, fish tacos from La Corneta, and fresh salads from several local partners. Check to see if your office is in EAT Club's delivery area here. Sample menus can be viewed here.
Eat Club cofounders Kevin Yang and Rodrigo Santibanez share more than a Master's of Business Administration from Stanford University, a penchant for technology, and an abiding love for molten chocolate cake. They once experienced a mutual frustration at the lack of convenient and high-quality lunch options for office workers on a hectic schedule. Yang—whose previous jobs have ranged from computational biology research to classical Chinese translation—and Santibanez—who enjoyed spicy food while growing up in Mexico and Neapolitan cuisine while working in Italy—decided to turn that frustration into an opportunity. They came up with a winning concept: meals from local restaurants delivered quickly and affordably to commercial locations. In an NBC Bay Area feature, reporter Kris Sanchez said Yang and Santibanez created the Palo Alto–based startup only two days after graduation. According to Liz Gannes of AllThingsD.com, they have served more than 750 companies in the past year with upward of 60,000 lunches.
The founding partners have since refined their operation with assistance from CEO and e-commerce industry veteran Frank Han. Registered customers get a morning email with the daily menu and place an order online by 10:30 a.m. (or 4 p.m. the day before for 10 or more meals), and staffers deliver the edibles by 12:30 p.m. Busy office workers can order a single meal for themselves, and businesses can provide midday sustenance for up to 500 hungry employees.