Business delivers items, food to customers

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Stephen Zenner on a delivery run.

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A $6.30 order for Burger King was placed at BG Delivered and the delivery process had begun.

Senior and co-owner Cody Peacock started the delivery business in June, which delivers anything to anyone, whether it be fiesta potatoes with a large Mountain Dew Baja Blast from Taco Bell or a video game from Wal-Mart. Although the business delivers the needs of its customers, alcohol, narcotics and Chipotle are the only exceptions.

After the order was placed in the office, University senior and driver Stephen Zenner received an email on his iPad of what the customer needed and where to deliver it to sent from the office. The newly added car top lit up the title “BG Delivered” when Zenner started his 2000 Ford Contour. He drove out of the parking lot behind Grounds For Thought and pulled up to a stop sign.

“This is one of the most fun jobs I’ve ever had,” Zenner said as he looked both ways before continuing with the delivery. “It’s not bad for my car either because everywhere we order is pretty close and it helps that it’s a small town.”

Peacock said the business has been making more of a profit since the new school year started. There have been six to eight orders a day, he said.

“We’ve had a lot of positive feedback,” Peacock said. “The opening weekend for school was really encouraging and great. We just continue to grow.”

Zenner had finally made it to the drive-thru as he looked down to read the order out loud from the iPad. Upon paying for the order at the window, he used a business credit card, which has a certain amount of money on the account for the orders and when the order is delivered, the customer will pay the business back with an additional fee on top of the original order. Zenner pulled away from the restaurant onto Wooster Street.

“I usually only have to fill up on gas once or twice a week,” Zenner said. “When I do put gas into my car, I don’t fill the tank all the way either.”

For each order, 50 cents goes toward gas and the amount of wear on the vehicle gets covered, so there aren’t any drivers who have to pay out of pocket.

Twenty minutes after the order was placed, Zenner knocked on the apartment door of junior Grant Elliott, who has ordered from the business four previous times. Elliot heard about the delivery business from a friend.

“It’s cool and the order process is simple,” Elliot said. “I think it’s a little faster than other delivery places.”

BG delivered will be handing out T-Shirts and giveaways at campus fest and is open Sunday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.