When Gabriel Chatman set out to start his own business five years ago, he wanted two things: creative freedom and the ability to provide a service to his community.
Thus, the delivery service, “Hurry in Curry” was born. Now, Chatman has plenty of creative freedom, and he is proud to be able to provide a necessary service in the area where he grew up, he said.
“There were all kinds of people, who were adults when I was a kid, who helped out in school, athletics, Boy Scouts and all kinds of community programs,” said Chatman. “It feels good to do something that’s helpful to them.”
Chatman’s method for conducting business illustrates a unique trust in those community members. His customers place their order directly with Chatman via phone call, he then relays the order to the restaurant. When the food is ready for pick-up, Chatman pays for it out-of-pocket and then delivers it to the customer, who then reimburses him the cost of food plus his delivery fee.
However, perpetual COVID shutdowns of dine-in services have negatively impacted “Hurry in Curry” because of the call-in system.
“It’s like a log-jam, where everybody in town is trying to support local restaurants and calling them to put in food, which is awesome, but I can’t put in orders as quickly because the phones are tied up,” said Chatman.
Meaning, when restaurants are forced to pause, so is Chatman. During the upcoming freeze, which began last Friday, Chatman said he plans to focus on ironing out the details for a taxi service he wants to start that will operate in conjunction with delivery service.
For more information about “Hurry in Curry,” visit https://www.hurryincurry.com/. To place an order, call: (541) 251-3279