I seriously love this

Ramit Sethi · February 16th, 2006

My brother just sent this to me: Chompz In-N-Out Delivery


An In-N-Out delivery service for Stanford students!

Why’d they do it?

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Were seniors. Were bored. Its around that time to hunt for jobs, and, well, that takes time and effort. So we decided to bring In-N-Out burgers to campus.


We probably wont make much, if anything, from this a Double-Double costs 2.75 + tax, which amounts to $3 were adding 99 cents to that, hoping that somehow itll make up for the gas, extra materials, heating, and effort of us running all over campus. But this is at least fun, and well have something to tell our potential employers when we work for The Man next year.

Absolutely right. Sure, this probably isn’t a scalable busines model. But who cares? You can bet they’ll learn a ton more than by sitting around playing on their email. And more importantly, they’re doing something. I’d hire these guys over a 4.0 student any day.

Good luck, guys.

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  1. Ben Casnocha

    Nice! I had this idea for my high school – run a delivery service so kids don’t have to go off campus to get better food at lunch. Alas, our catering service prevents competition. Perverting the free market!!

  2. They used to have a service like this at Cal called 411-Food. They would get you anything you wanted from a local eatery and deliver it to you for a 10% mark-up plus tip. It folded up because it wasn’t profitable enough, but I’ll be damned if everyone didn’t love it.

  3. I have been thinking of doing somehing like this also in my neighborhood but I don’t really know how. There is one for my school now:

  4. What happened to the financial makeover series?

  5. Chris Yeh

    Hey, will they deliver to my house instead? It’s along the way from 101 to Stanford….

  6. Jack Hardcastle

    I think it’s a fabulous idea. A friend and I tried to start a business recently (we’re both graduating seniors) and, to make a long story short, ran into legal barriers with the University. I’m glad to hear someone else is trying the same thing. I wish them all the best!

  7. Christy Mann

    Now this is the kind of stuff I like to see. I am starting a Professional Services Business and I’m projecting being ready to open the doors the first of April. It has started with just myself working my ass off as a temp and anything else I could do to get myself through school. Now, I am starting to hire other people to do the work for me. It is an awesome feeling!!! Keep it up guys, it’s great work!!!

    Christy 🙂

  8. Yep, food-based businesses are great learners. Everyone needs food.

    My first “business” was running a tuck shop (snack shop, for you non-UK types) at school. Probably made a few thousand dollars on that. Also learned some important rules, like “do give credit, but watch it like a hawk”.

    And I’ve now been running my own business for 10 years, in a horrendously competitive field (film production), based partially on what I learned running that damn tuck shop.