Local Company Donates Electric Scooters to Valley Restaurants to Increase Food Delivery Service During the COVID-19 Closures
By Robyn Patterson -
Tuesday Apr 07, 2020
Local electric scooter company Phat Scooters is stepping up to help local restaurants during the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown by donating electric scooters to help with food deliveries.
With a passion for small business, CEO and Founder Peter Johnson worked with the Phat Scooters executive team to quickly develop a program mobilizing local restaurants' ability to ramp up their take-out and home delivery with their new PHLEET Delivery Ebikes.
Phat Scooters was planning to launch their new PHLEET Delivery scooters later this year but felt like now was the perfect opportunity to assist local businesses during the global pandemic.
"We love our local businesses; we're a local business. Local businesses are the fabric of our community and have helped create the Valley culture we all love," says Johnson. "We know restaurants and bars are the hardest hit during this time. As a local business, we felt a responsibility to support them.”
The all-electric PHLEET Delivery Ebike is made exclusively for the food delivery market. They increase delivery times by eliminating parking issues and minimizing traffic delays. The electric Ebikes can use bike lanes and provide faster delivery than a bike. They are customizable and easy-to-ride, with no specialty license, insurance, or registration required.
Restaurants utilizing the Ebikes include Chesnut Fine Foods & Provisions, Postino’s Central, Crujiente Tacos, Philadelphia Sandwich Company, Majerles Grill Chandler and Randy’s in Scottsdale, among others.
For restaurants interested in purchasing their own scooter for delivery, Phat Scooters has organized a cost-effective finance program to assist other restaurants ramp up their food delivery capacity. The program can promptly equip restaurants with a PHLEET Delivery Ebike on a finance plan and will allow the restaurant to opt-out of the program after three payments if needed.