“Straight from the oven to your doorstep,” or dormstep, is Cookie Cab. Founded by recent Trinity graduate Lauren Pepping and friend Molly Rodenberg, the business has been as hot as their cookies ever since it began just this month.
Currently open for deliveries from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, they hope to soon be open five days a week. With deliveries to residences, offices, hospitals and universities within their delivery zone, it is possible to order cookies for loved ones without leaving your house. That means birthday gifts, holiday treats and congratulation presents can be purchased and delivered within mere minutes.
All of the cookies are fresh-baked to order. The all-time favorites are all there: chocolate chip, peanut butter and snickerdoodle. For just $12 per dozen cookies, with a minimum order of a dozen, the charges are simple: $3.00 delivery fee to residences, $5.00 delivery fee to offices, hospitals or universities, and a $1.99 gift fee. In addition, they provide drink options galore: Horizon Organic Low fat Milk, Starbucks Iced Coffee, Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino, Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino, Tazo Organic Iced Green Tea, and Ozarka Spring Water.
Trinity first year Dana Dinkens is a fan.
“The cookies are delicious and addictive! Can’t get enough and the fact that they deliver is dangerous!” Dinkens said.
This delicious business could not have taken root without Pepping’s Trinity education.
“Trinity gave me the building blocks to start a business. I was a finance and international business double major, which gave me the tools I needed. So, one day, when my good friend, Molly, brought up the business concept for Cookie Cab, I jumped right on board. At the time, we didn’t have a name or any idea when we would open but we started working on it the very next day, and the rest is history,” Pepping said.
In the process of building the company, Pepping sought out help from the Trinity community. Ralph Minderhoud, a computer science major at Trinity, is the one who built the Cookie Cab website: www.cookiecab.com, where orders can be placed online. Their facebook page www.facebook.com/cookiecab and Twitter profile @cookiecab have also taken off well.