Girl Scouts of America and GrubHub to team up on delivery, lessons in entrepreneurship

Girl Scouts of America and GrubHub to team up on delivery, lessons in entrepreneurship
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It’s going to take a lot more than a pesky pandemic to stop the Girl Scouts of America from selling their sweet treats.

The organization has partnered with food delivery platform Grubhub to facilitate a contact-free way for cookie fanatics to get their fix. Select Texas markets — sorry, but SA isn’t on the current list — can begin ordering Tagalongs, Samoas and Thin Mints via Grubhub starting February 1.

The online platform, often vilified by restaurants for charging too high a fee to serve customers, is waiving all of its fees for the Girl Scouts so that the organization will get 100% of proceeds from its cookie sales. According to Fortune.com, earnings from cookie sales reach nearly $800 million annually.

Grubhub is also offering free delivery on Girl Scout Cookie orders through February 14 with a minimum purchase of $15, according to a GSUSA press release.

Keeping with the Girl Scouts’ focus on entrepreneurship, the partnership will also provide a hands-on experience in managing e-commerce, allowing scouts to track and fulfill orders, manage inventory, and more — all using Grubhub’s back-end technology.

Should SA never make it to GrubHub’s growing list of Texas delivery areas, cookie connoisseurs can enter their zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder to find a local troop to sate their cookie craving.

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Nina Rangel

Nina Rangel uses nearly 20 years of experience in the foodservice industry to tell the stories of movers and shakers in the food scene in San Antonio. As the Food + Nightlife Editor for the San Antonio Current, she showcases her passion for the Alamo City’s culinary community by promoting local flavors, uncovering...

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