We had the good fortune of connecting with D’Andre Good and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi D’Andre, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process started in 2018 when I noticed that there was a lack of minority owned businesses or smaller mom and pop places and their presence on the major delivery platforms that already existed and in every city that I have visited the best food comes from those places. Places that have rich history in their communities and I wanted to help draw attention to them and help them reach audiences outside of the confines of their specific communities.
What should our readers know about your business?
My business is called Urban Eatz Delivery. We are 1 of the first African-American owned food delivery apps in the country, available for download on both ios and Android platforms. What sets us apart is that this business and every aspect of it is and has been built by us so everything that you see and experience, it has a personal touch to it. Another thing that sets us apart is that we are family oriented so 10/10 a customer or business can call and actually speak to us directly and we take any of their suggestions and try implement them if possible. I am where I am today business wise, because I have surrounded myself with a lot of people that are in business for themselves and I’ve been a sponge learning various tactics when I was in the construction world and dealing with the owners of several million dollar companies. Was this easy? No, but it is by far the most gratifying. Along the way, I have learned that being resilient is paramount, to not give up, and that no matter how hard some days can get, keep on pushing because ANY day could be the day that this business can change my life and the lives of my family forever, a lot more than it already has. I would like the world to know that Urban Eatz Delivery is a company that prides itself in our customer service, appreciation, and we stand for helping to uplift our communities just by being a vessel and helping smaller businesses to grow, although we would love to do business with any of the major chain locations, we would would like to create a family atmosphere and grow with all of our partners.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would probably take them to QB’s Kitchen,J78,or Niqua&Mimi’s to start their day off eating EVERYDAY, because their variety would satisfy anyone’s taste buds. Depending on the time of the year, any sporting event in Houston is always an adventure here. Im partial to popup shops, the food truck park, and live music venues. Main Street Lounge would be a place to visit for their comedy nights and live music. Phil&Derek’s has a great brunch atmosphere, and also Chapman&Kirby’s.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would first like to shoutout the Man upstairs, without HIM none of this would be possible. I would like to thank my family and friends for giving me their ears to bounce my ideas off of as far as how this dream could become a reality. There are too many individuals to name but I am thankful for having a great support system and people that genuinely believe in me and this vision. Last but not least my cousin, business partner, our CFO and Co-Founder Lakendra Hills. This started out as a genuine conversation between us and I was bouncing the idea off of her, and she jumped in head first and said lets not talk about it anymore lets just do it, and the next day we started building Urban Eatz Delivery
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