By Paula Ann Solis
Two recent graduates have carried their Baylor school spirit into a new business. Sic’em Delivery offers a service specially designed for the college lifestyle.
Sic’em Delivery takes orders for food or other goods from around the campus area and brings them to students’ front doors.
Their services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the exception of some school holidays.
Jake Dahms, who graduated last year with a degree in business management, said Sic’em Delivery was inspired by his experiences at Baylor.
“I was at Baylor for four years, and especially in dorms, sometimes people are too tired to drive and I wished a service like this had been provided,” Dahms said. “There aren’t many restaurants that deliver.”
Dahms, along with childhood friend and 2012 Baylor alumnus Tyler Bull, opened the doors to the new delivery service Feb. 15.
To use Sic’em Delivery, a customer can call, put a request in online or send a text message to the number provided on the Sic’em Delivery website, (254) 652-3331.
Drivers will pick up a food order or run errands within the highlighted area on the Sic’em Delivery website, which has a radius of about three miles around campus. However, Dahms said exceptions are made.
The charge for a delivery varies based on the price of the items being delivered.
A $5, $7 and $9 fee is applied for orders that fall in the range of $1 – $25, $26 – $50, and $51 – $99, respectively. Orders in excess of $100 are charged 12 percent of their total purchase for delivery. All major credit cards, debit cards and cash are accepted.
Sic’em Delivery will also pick up groceries from H-E-B, but they limit the purchase to 10 items, according to the Sic’em Delivery website.
Other specials include deliveries from Bush’s Chicken on Sundays, and on Tuesdays, orders can be placed for “Taco Tuesday” at Rosa’s Cafe & Tortilla Factory.
The business has only been operational for about a month, but Bull said profits have surpassed their expectations.
Dahms also said they already have regular customers and things are going much better than ever expected.
“We actually had High Noon Entertainment, the producers of ‘Cake Boss,’ contact us,” Dahms said. “They’re interested in maybe doing a reality show on delivery services. I don’t know how they found out about us, but I got the call from L.A. last week.”
Though the business is doing well, Sic’em Delivery will go on a break along with students during the summer months, Dahms said. Co-owners Bull and Dahms do not expect many students to stay in the Waco area during the break.
“We will close at the end of this semester and open back up when the fall semester starts,” Dahms said.
As of now, Sic’em Delivery is composed of four employees, but both co-owners said they are looking to expand beyond Baylor and beyond Waco.
“We plan on expanding to Austin next year,” Bull said. “So we are really interested in hiring freshmen or sophomore business majors from Baylor. We’re looking for people who can work hard.”
Their hard work includes making strange deliveries like the one recently called in by a student in Memorial Hall who wanted their mail from the Bill Daniel Student Center delivered to them.
As strange as it was, Dahms said, they did it.
Runs to the mailboxes in the SUB are atypical, Dahms said, and usually orders are made for meals from places like Taco Bell or Whataburger.
The goal of Sic’em Delivery, Dahms said, is to make student life more convenient – one burger run at a time.