Local electric scooter company Phat Scooters is stepping up to help local restaurants during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown by donating a dozen electric scooters, valued at more than $30,000, 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; they’ve been asked to close their doors as part of the CDC’s social distancing recommendations. As a local business, we felt a responsibility to support them.”
A lot of local restaurants cannot afford to use third party delivery services because they take a significant percentage of the restaurants’ profit, so they are limited on takeout. These Ebikes have helped tremendously as a way for restaurants to save on delivery and stay afloat.
The all-electric PHLEET Delivery Ebike is made exclusively for the food delivery market. The Ebikes 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. The Ebikes are customizable and easy-to-ride, with no specialty license, insurance, or registration required.
Restaurants utilizing the Ebikes include Chesnut Fine Foods & Provisions, The Vig Arcadia, Tee Pee Mexican Food, Postino’s, Philadelphia Sandwich Company, Majerles Grill 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.
Valley restaurant and bar owners can get more information on the program at phatscooters.com/delivery, at the local showroom at 3220 S. Fair Lane, Suite 12, Tempe, AZ 85232 or by calling 866-972-6687. For more information, visit https://phatscooters.com/pages/food-delivery-scooter.
About Phat Scooters
Phat Scooters was founded in 2017 after three friends wanted to create a fun and easy way to get around their Phoenix neighborhoods. They set out to develop a scooter with better performance and reliability than anything else on the market, with incredible customer service to back it up. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Phat Scooters has now expanded its product lineup to include the signature Phatty model, a Sport model, Phlex model, a commercial HD, and a Golf scooter, as well as a food delivery scooter. Phat Scooters has received rave reviews from PGA players, professional athletes, celebrities, and more. Whether it’s to run errands, meet up with friends, or hit a few rounds of golf, everyone has a blast cruising around on their electric Phat Scooters Product. For more information, visit .