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Week 2 Tasks
Monday (3/30) - Try out our new Homemade Beef Chorizo & Cheese Enchiladas!
Tuesday (3/31)- Experience our the delicious Korean Style Mixed Plate
Wednesday (4/1) - Indulge yourself with the new Tarragon Chicken Fricassee
Thursday (4/2) - Finish your meal with our Chocolate Snickers
Friday (4/3) - Treat yourself to our Grilled Salmon
Week 1 Tasks
Monday (3/23) - Try out our new California Rolls!
Tuesday (3/24)- Try out our scrumptious Roasted Butternut Squash & Kale Salad
Wednesday (3/25) - Order 2 meals & share a meal with a friend!
Thursday (3/26) - Make a date with our "Fleur de Sel" Caramel Cupcake
Friday (3/27) - TGIF - have some of our Famous Ribs or Mac & Cheese
Saturday (3/28) - Order 2 meals & share a meal with a friend!
Sunday (3/29) - Try out our new Cheese Tortellini!
Check back later for Week 2 tasks!
This week we are introducing our new data series entitled Delish Data to highlight some of fun and interesting facts we have picked up along the way. Our inaugural post is about the rib preferences in the Bay Area after testing more than 50 preparations. Enjoy!
Pork and beef ribs have been a SpoonRocket staple since June 2013. Just a few months after America first watched Kevin Spacey commandingly wipe barbecue sauce from his mouth on House of Cards, sweet soy-glazed beef short ribs made their debut on our menu, followed the next day by Kansas City-style barbecued pork ribs.
Since then, SpoonRocket's delivered more than 50 types of rib entrees, from Carolina, Kansas City, Memphis and St. Louis -style barbecued pork ribs to Korean-style pork spare ribs and chili-glazed beef short ribs.
But which of our ribs are the most popular?
SpoonRocket's slow-cooked spicy barbecue baby back ribs are the company's single bestselling menu item, and the bestselling rib item in every single zip code we do business. But because they're so popular, they've been on the menu 50 times, giving them a bit of an advantage over our other rib offerings.
So we decided to look at which items in each zip code command the biggest market share on the days they're offered. That is, when a particular kind of rib meal was available, what percentage of orders on those days were for that item?
As you can see in the map above, those slow-cooked spicy baby back ribs are still a favorite: they're the top rib in 6 of the zip codes we serve. But by that measure, they're actually beat by slow-roasted baby back ribs, which top the charts in 6 zip codes.
Tied for third place, dominating four zip codes each, are the SpoonRocket house baby back ribs and our chili-glazed short ribs, the first beef rib meal on the list. And coming in next are the roasted barbecue ribs, which take the top spot in three zip codes.
Generally, pork proved to be the preferred meat, though 16 percent of zip codes go more for those chili-glazed short ribs or another beef rib item, like Emeryville's favorite ginger-glazed short ribs, or the Korean barbecue beef short ribs popular in the northwest part of San Francisco.
If all of that is making you salivate, just make sure to log on to SpoonRocket's website or app for rib day each and every Friday.
7 lucky customers who order Spinach & Cheese Ravioli will find special green shamrock-shaped ravioli. Make sure to take a picture before you eat it! Post and share on Facebook to win $20 worth of SpoonRocket credit!
And here is a limerick for you too!
No Green Today? No problem.
"I'm not wearing green today," thought Susie
Boy, was she in a doozy
Grabbing her phone from her pocket,
She ordered SpoonRocket
And covered herself in green smoothie.
To celebrate the Ultimate Pi Day (3.14.15) we are pleased to offer a special pie themed menu. We have savory pies, we have sweet pies. We have vegetarian pies and we have meat pies. And as a Pi Day special, we are offering our banana cream pie for just $3.14!
Check out how we celebrate Pi Day here at SpoonRocket:
Starting today, you will see a change in how we are charging for our meals and service. You will now see separate charges for the meals and a delivery fee.
Since the very start of the company, we have blended the two charges into one simple price. The goal behind this new change is to create more transparency. Many of you have asked as prices change -- why is the same meal being offered for a different price?
The answer is sometimes our prices change because of the cost of food and sometimes the price is affected by the costs of hiring and managing drivers. Having the meal and delivery fee exposed provides a better understanding of the overall cost to you.
As we institute this change we have actually been able to lower the cost of some of our meals and you will see this reflected in their price today. The delivery fee will be itemized in the checkout field.
While we have been able to market the idea of “free delivery” with the old pricing model -- it is a real cost. Losing “free delivery” means we gain transparency.
As a company, we are working hard to scale the business and be able to reduce costs to our Rocketeers. It is part of our company mission to make this service accessible to everyone. We will continue to make Good Food Fast and Affordable for you.
Thank you for being great Rocketeers!
Steven & Anson
Hello there Seattlelites,
SpoonRocket has arrived. Yes, finally, we're here. And to celebrate, we are offering Paseo's Caribbean Roast today for only ONE DOLLAR. For those of us who, just can't make it out to Fremont for this delicious sandwich, it's yours at the click of a button on our website or mobile app for a buck. Hurry though, supplies are limited and in true Paseo fashion, we sell out when we sell out.
Paseo official statement:
Our introductory operating hours will be from 11:30am to 1pm, servicing University District. In about a couple weeks, the Downtown and South Lake Union areas should have access to our service as well; so lucky you Huskies, you get to use us first.
SpoonRocket is proud to announce that we have partnered up with SnapCard to start accepting Bitcoin on our website. Our reason for this? The belief that it's up to us to make the world a better place. Though we're not saying that Bitcoin is the future and makes for a better world, we are saying that we are not afraid to try something new in hopes of pushing the world forward. You know as they say, not trying is the ultimate failure. SpoonRocket itself was founded on the principle that we could make the world a better place by providing a more convenient way for people to feed themselves than anything else that has ever existed, on the insight that mobile technology can help us achieve this. Having a meal delivered in 10-15 minutes is incredible, if not magical; and before the advent of internet-connected mobile phones, what we do here at SpoonRocket would have been a logistics nightmare. We believe that accepting Bitcoin is one of those bold next steps that is in our very nature to take in our mission to build a better tomorrow.
Today we also have the honor of having Bitcoin economist Kevin Zhou from Buttercoin joining us in this blog post to elaborate more on Bitcoin.
By partnering with Snapcard, SpoonRocket will start accepting bitcoin as a new payment option starting this Friday. Bitcoin is an emerging peer-to-peer virtual currency which allows you to send value over the internet globally without a bank or central authority. It functions as a decentralized payments network and offers to reduce fees, settlement times, and other frictions associated with traditional payments. Bitcoin is secured by the same state-of-the-art cryptography used by the military.
Today is the final day of the Gift Swap and by the looks of everything, you’re having fun with it. Yesterday, we saw some really great gifts exchanged from original art work to homemade cookies, to laser cut snowflakes, and lots of other fun creative gifts! We hope the goodness continues today; we’re really enjoying seeing all your creativity and holiday spirit.
Just a reminder, if you’d like to enter the contest to win a year’s worth of SpoonRocket, make sure to load the picture of the gift you receive to Instagram with #SRGiftSwap before 7pm tonight. We will be tallying all the “likes” each picture gets to determine the winner.
We will be announcing the winner later tonight on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and our blog. Thanks for being a part of the Gift Swap its been a ton of fun!