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Students find ‘QuickFix’ to food with delivery service

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Lirona Joshi

Staff Writer

Don’t feel like driving out in the cold to make a food or grocery run? Troy now has its own delivery service to bring food and other goods to your door.

QuickFix, an entrepreneurial venture by Troy students, delivers food at your whim. Simply call or text and wait for your favorite dish to arrive. 

“We deliver food anywhere in Troy,” said Clay Copeland, a senior marketing major from Selma and the owner of QuickFix. “It’s a simple delivery service where it’s $5 a delivery if it’s drive through, $7 if it’s carryout or if you need to get out of the car, and for groceries it’s $3 plus 25 percent of the order with a $7 minimum charge.”

This comes as relief for approximately 19,000 residents of Troy including the students who need to make trips to the stores and eateries concentrated mainly in the U.S. Highway 231 region or downtown area.

“It was about time that we had a quality delivery service in Troy, especially since all students here do not own their own vehicle,” said Pedro Alejandro Sainz, a freshman political science major from Fort Myers, Florida. “Just recently we had Uber and Lyft come in, and now a delivery service.

“This means that well, we are definitely headed in the right direction, at least in making the life of students here in Troy easier.”

Jamie Frye, a graduate student in the counseling program from Monroeville, frequently orders from QuickFix.

“It’s a quick and easy way for me to get food on those days when my workouts have really taken a toll on me,” Frye said. “My experience with them has been nothing but awesome. Everyone is so nice and they make sure that your order is correct before they leave the restaurant.”

Copeland, who claims to have had a knack for entrepreneurship from a young age, says that he initially bought QuickFix from two former students who had started the company in 2016. Initially, Copeland was hesitant to invest in the company when it was put up for sale by the original creators.

“However, one day I myself was feeling under the weather, I was kind of sick and I called somebody, and I paid them to go and get food for me,” Copeland said. “That’s when it really struck my interest as something that the town needs.

“So, I went ahead and made an investment.”

Copeland shared that initially in buying the company, he just purchased a Facebook and an Instagram page, with a logo that was passed down. After that, he rebranded the company and reestablished it as an LLC. 

He plans to expand it as a business venture and eventually offer more than just food delivery.

“Right now, we are obviously doing food delivery and we also do the grocery delivery,” Copeland said. “I’ve delivered batteries and I’ve delivered auto parts. I’ve delivered toilet paper. I’ve delivered just about everything.”

QuickFix currently delivers to and from any locations within the Troy area. Drivers make deliveries from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m.

The company has paired up with Preston’s and is looking to collaborate with Momma Goldberg’s Deli, to make those their main deliveries.

“However, McDonald’s, Cookout, and Taco Bell have and will always be the most popular places among the Troy students,” said Benjamin Landin, a senior social science major from Madison who works for QuickFix.

In sharing his own experience of using the app before joining the team, Landin said that using the app and getting in the habit of delivering food to home is addictive.

“It’s almost like serving, but the people are driving to your place,” Landin said. “For delivery services like Domino’s, they have a corporate app that says, hey your driver is on the way, but we are focused on customer to employee interaction.

“We want to show that our employees are real people who are trying to do a service for you.”

QuickFix prides itself in striving to be a job force that provides service for students through college students themselves. The company is hoping to open up a job market where students are offered flexibility in their working hours and their schedule while making decent money.

“We have many employees that are scheduled only around school hours and others that are scheduled around school and other work hours,” Landin said. “It is very flexible with that, meaning it is commission work, so that if you’re scheduled to work 5 to 7 and you have three or four orders come in during that time, those are the only times that you have to take those orders.

“And also, you are not basically held at a facility in where you have to work for a scheduled amount of time always.”

According to Copeland, QuickFix currently has eight employees working for the company, among which six are delivery drivers. He added that the company is hoping to add more members to its team in an effort to expand its services and provide more efficient deliveries.

Those interested in working with QuickFix can learn more online at quickfixtroy.com.