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On-Campus Food Delivery Service BC GET Experiences Success After Launch

Through BC GET, the on-campus food delivery service run by students, Boston College students can now order pizza, ice cream, and any of the iced tea, kombucha, or Starbucks drinks from CoRo Cafe, in addition to the items already offered for delivery from Hillside.

Students can use the GET Mobile app to order delivery from CoRo Cafe seven days a week—from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.

Since first launching delivery services out of Hillside in January, BC GET, founded by JB Bruggeman, CSOM ’19, has grown quickly: The company now has a base of 40 deliverers, and so far a total of almost 500 orders have been completed, with the number of orders per week growing consistently.

“We’re growing really quickly in the places that we are and also in the number of people that we have,” Bruggeman said. “We’re kind of getting this really good mix where we’re seeing orders rise because we offer more times and offer more locations, and we’re also able to satisfy those demands because we’re growing.”

While the number of student deliverers working for BC GET has grown over the past months, Bruggeman says the company is still actively looking to hire more.

“One of the things that our deliverers love is how flexible the schedule is,” Bruggeman said. “Some of our deliverers work only an hour every day, others … work half a day if they don’t have any homework.

“At Boston College, it’s really hard to find a job that fits with your college schedule—because you’ll have three weeks where you have nothing, and then you have one week where you have five tests. We’re the only place on campus that offers a job that allows you to manage that schedule however it is that you want. We don’t require a certain amount of hours per week—we just want you to be the most successful that you can.”

According to Bruggeman, BC GET is working in tandem with BC Dining in planning its next steps.

“The reason we expanded to CoRo Cafe is because we saw such a good reception to Hillside, and we wanted to give students more options and more flexibility,” Bruggeman said. “So we are definitely looking to expand to other dining halls.”

He noted that he has gotten great feedback from students regarding the delivery services, both the way they are done and how quickly they are carried out.  

“I think that students have responded really well to the fact that they don’t have a Domino’s pizza man calling them and telling them they’re at Walsh—when they’re not at Walsh, they’re at Welch,” he said. “Because we use students we’re able to do these deliveries to exactly where they’re supposed to go.

“We’re doing something special. There’s not many colleges that offer what we’re offering, and we’re just really excited about being able and continuing to do great things for Boston College.”

Featured Image Courtesy of BC GET

April 8, 2018

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