CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In six short months, Eat Purely is proving that Chicago is home to one of the fastest growing food technology startups. Since the launch of its app in March, the company has grown both its staff and its business tenfold. Eat Purely, which began as a five-person operation including its three Chicago co-founders—Jeremiah Green, Raymond Lyle, and Dan Wetherald—now employs more than 50 people. At its inception, the company served two neighborhoods—West Loop and River North. Today, Eat Purely has expanded to 20 Chicago neighborhoods and is growing rapidly.
Thanks to the company's increasingly popular healthy food delivery app, Eat Purely delivers great-tasting, chef-crafted organic meals to more and more customers daily, typically within 20 minutes, right to their door. Eat Purely is launching a new lunch service next month and is also unveiling a new version of its app with enhanced functionality, including the ability to track deliveries in real time.
Rapid expansion across Chicago
While the food technology space is a crowded one, the reasons behind Eat Purely's emergence and rapid growth are simple: The co-founders have a unique combined background in both food and technology, and the company's meals are healthy, convenient, affordable, and—most important—always delicious. Unlike other services, Eat Purely's fully prepared meals are delivered chilled to best preserve their quality and maintain the highest levels of nutrients. Additionally, recipes are made without cream or butter, and use as little salt, sugar or fat as needed to ensure great flavor.
"Our mission is to inspire healthy living through healthy eating, and we take pride in doing so through chef-crafted meals of unrivaled taste that we are making more accessible and convenient across Chicago," said Green, a seasoned executive who spent a decade running one of the largest catering companies in Chicago and also founded other Chicago technology businesses. "Everyone will find something they like no matter what their tastes or dietary restrictions, including vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, dairy free, and nut free. But while healthy eating is a great thing, our regular customers keep ordering because of the taste of our incredible dishes."
"We appreciate the tremendous response we've received in such short time, and—as native Chicagoans ourselves—are excited about the broadening scope ahead to deliver healthy, top-quality meals throughout the city," said Lyle, whose background includes founding multiple successful technology companies that have been acquired. "With the upcoming launch of our lunch service, we'll be able to cater to the company lunch crowd, complementing our continued success with residential areas."
The convenience of healthy, affordable, top-quality meals delivered to your doorstep
While convenience and affordable pricing (entrees range from $7-$12) are important, what ultimately is the foundation of Eat Purely's success is the quality of its food. The company's executive chef Sean Spradlin is a veteran of top Chicago restaurants such as Girl & the Goat, Carriage House, The Bedford, and Hot Chocolate. He manages and oversees preparation, develops recipes, finds locally sourced organic ingredients, and ensures that Eat Purely's dishes are second to none. Spradlin's creations include Asian BBQ steak, quinoa superfood bowl, blackened shrimp and grilled peach salad, and whitefish romesco.
Another key aspect of Eat Purely's initial success has been its timely delivery service and the personality of its drivers, who take pride in interacting with customers and explaining the qualities behind the food they deliver, effectively acting as company ambassadors. Leftover food is donated daily to feed the hungry through Chicago organization Zero Percent.
Try Eat Purely today
You can download Eat Purely's healthy food delivery app at www.eatpurely.com to have "dinner on demand" in 20 minutes, or you can order meals well in advance. The first meal is free for new customers.
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