We hope this finds you, your family and your friends doing well during this most challenging time.

Over the last two months, in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the food and beverage industry has been forced to adapt to a changed world. Tried and true business models are no longer sustainable as a new social reality has reshaped the landscape. As we watched this change unfold, we took stock of what we had with the Stash Gourmet text message platform.  We knew we had a tool that could help our colleagues. By giving restaurateurs, caterers, private chefs and food truck owners their own platform to sell prepared dinners in an innovative and cost effective manner, we believed we could help them survive this seismic shift in the industry.

To that end, we have made the decision to open up the Stash Gourmet platform for third-party food vendors to utilize on their own at zero up-front cost to them.

This new direction will allow for all types of food producers to engage customers like yourself with weekly dinner menus sent directly to their phones and meals dropped off directly at their front doors.

What does this mean for our existing customers? Well, it means you will soon have a much wider and more unique scope of offerings as we continue to equip your favorite restaurants, food trucks and caterers with the Stash Gourmet platform.

Starting tomorrow, Monday, May 18th, our first client, Stella’s located in downtown Charleston, will begin using the platform. Stella’s offers amazing greek classics that will now, for the first time, be dropped off on your doorstep, chilled and ready to be reheated and enjoyed.

If you are subscribed to the text menu alerts, at 9:00 AM Monday you will receive their inaugural text message just as you used to receive our weekly menu. We are huge fans of Stella’s and hope you will give them a try.  Should you wish to unsubscribe to their menu alerts simply reply with the word STOP.

Over the coming months we will be on-boarding many more of your favorite establishments onto our platform. Each time a new food vendor is added we will be posting about it on our social media feeds with information on how to start receiving their specific menu text message alerts.

We are very excited about the new future of Stash Gourmet and the potential it has to bring food lovers the very best Charleston has to offer right to their doorstep in the safest way possible.

Most importantly, we would not be here without the support our customers have shown over the last year and a half, and we could not be more thankful for that!

If you’ve unsubscribed from the weekly text message menus in the past, or if you want to see Stella’s menu now, simply text ‘STASH’ to 474747.

– xoxo, The Stash Team!